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Name: CRYSTAL GEM
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 01/11/1955
Completed: 04/1956
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 727
Dimensions: 10104dwt, 8674grt, 4882nrt, 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: 187375
History:
28/03/1956 Sugar Line Ltd (Athel Line Ltd), London
1972 Fanfero Shipping Co Ltd, Famagusta; renamed PAMPERO
1974 Epithyhia Maritime Co, Piraeus; renamed IRENES JOY
15/11/1978 Broken up
Comments: 15/11/1978: Arrived at Inchon for breaking up by Bando Steel & Iron Co


Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is copyright of Russell Priest

Above photo as CRYSTAL GEM is copyright of Richard Parsons

Above photo as IRENES JOY is courtesy of Photoship