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Name: CRYSTAL DIAMOND
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 18/12/1956
Completed: 04/1957
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 728
Dimensions: 10917dwt, 8670grt, 4850nrt, 460.9 x 61.3 x 24.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Doxford type, 4cyl (600 x 2320mm), 3300bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187558
History:
17/04/1957 Sugar Line Ltd (Athel Line Ltd), London
1973 Vanda Cia Ltda, Monrovia; renamed VANDA
22/08/1978 Broken up
Comments: 22/08/1978: Arrived at Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


Above photo as CRYSTAL DIAMOND, dated 13/07/1963, is copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as CRYSTAL DIAMOND, dated 04/09/1968, is copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as CRYSTAL DIAMOND is copyright of JK Byass

Above photo as CRYSTAL DIAMOND is copyright of Richard Parsons

Above photo as CRYSTAL DIAMOND is copyright of Russell Priest

Above photo as VANDA, dated 08/1975, is copyright of Michael Green

Above: VANDA being broken up at Blyth. Photo is copyright of Harold Appleyard