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Name: DIAMANTIS PATERAS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/03/1955
Completed: 05/1955
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 582
Dimensions: 6110grt, 3320nrt, 460.7 x 59.3 x 27.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 70 x 45ins) + LP turbine
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
05/1955 Diamante Soc des Transports, Piraeus
1957 Renamed KYVERNITIS
1959 People’s Republic of China; renamed HOPING WU SHI SSU
1966 Renamed XING HUO
1975 China Ocean Shipping Co, Shanghai; renamed HONG QI 130
No later history known
Comments: 1992: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping as ‘existence in doubt’


Above photo as XING HUO copyright of W Kramer