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Name: CITY OF EXETER
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/07/1952
Completed: 04/1953
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 121
Dimensions: 13345grt, 7556nrt, 11350dwt, 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: 185878
History:
04/1953 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd), London
1971 Oceano Benigo Nav SA, Piraeus; renamed MEDITERRANEAN SEA
1973 Mikyar Ltd, Famagusta
1996 Istanbul Sea Lines SA, Limassol; renamed TURKU
1996 Armon Trading Inc, Panama; renamed ALICE
07/1998 Broken up
Comments: Built for the UK to South African ports service
Accommodation for 100 x 1st Class passengers
1972: Converted to a passenger / RO-RO ferry, 16385grt
1996: Conflicting reports on renaming to TURKU, TUTKU or TUKTU
09/07/1998: Arrived at Aliaga for breaking up by Dörtel Gemi Sokum Demir


Above photo is copyright of David Shackleton

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is copyright of Graeme Turner

Above photo is copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo, dated 04/06/1967, is copyright of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SEA is copyright of Chris Howell