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Name: BALUCHISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/12/1955
Completed: 29/05/1956
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 585
Dimensions: 8370grt, 4827nrt, 510.4 x 62.5 x 26.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 6800bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187401
History:
29/05/1956 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers became P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Co, London
18/04/1975 Renamed STRATHAIRLIE
26/08/1977 Broken up
Comments: 26/08/1977: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up
08/1977: Broken up by Tien Cheng Steel Manufacturing Co


Above photo as BALUCHISTAN is courtesy of the Alex Wood Collection

Above photo as BALUCHISTAN is copyright of Dick Parsons

Above photo as BALUCHISTAN is copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as BALUCHISTAN is copyright of Dr Allan Ryszka-Onions

Above photo as STRATHAIRLIE is courtesy of the Alex Wood Collection

Above photo as STRATHAIRLIE is courtesy of Photoship