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Name: CITY OF DURBAN
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/05/1953
Completed: 05/1954
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 123
Dimensions: 13345grt, 7523nrt, 11400dwt, 541.0 x 71.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 12650bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186042
History:
06/05/1954 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd), London
1971 Mundial Armadora SA, Piraeus; renamed MEDITERRANEAN DOLPHIN
20/03/1974 Broken up
Comments: Sisters CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH, CITY OF EXETER, CITY OF YORK & CITY OF DURBAN
Built for the London, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London,
Durban, Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) and Beira service
Accommodation for 107 x 1st Class passengers
30/03/1974: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Tai Kien Industry Co Ltd


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