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Name: APOLLON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/01/1957
Completed: 05/1957
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 591
Dimensions: 9744grt, 5628nrt, 499.3 x 63.3 x 30.1ft (*)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm)
Engines by: Sulzer Brothers Ltd, Winterthur
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1957 Athenian Shipping Co SA, Monrovia
1969 Evgenia Cia Nav, Piraeus; renamed GARDENIA
1970 Gardenia Shipping Co Ltd, Piraeus
1973 Dolphin Maritime Corporation, Famagusta
1973 Beta Maritime Co Ltd, Famagusta; renamed KIKI
1978 Balcaria Shipping Co SA, Piraeus
1982 Already Shipping Co Ltd, Valletta
05/1983 Broken up
Comments: 03/05/1982: Damaged by an explosion and fire at Augusta
01/10/1982: Arrived at Malta for breaking up
05/1983: Broken up by Villanueva y Geltru
(*) Dimensions are Length OA, Breadth extreme & Draught summer


Above photo as APOLLON is courtesy of Greek Shipping Miracle