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Name: FARSISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/01/1959
Completed: 05/1959
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 599
Dimensions: 9633grt, 5271nrt, 500.5 x 63.25 x 30.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 6600bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Hebburn
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 300874
History:
05/1959 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
27/01/1975 Renamed STRATHADDIE
21/01/1978 Cori Shipping Corporation, Monrovia; renamed SOPHOCLES
1981 Maldives Shipping Ltd, Mahe; renamed MALDIVE PRIDE
10/1983 Broken up
Comments: 10/1983: Broken up at Visakhapatnam by Ushodaya Shipbreakers
09/10/1983: Arrived for breaking


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as STRATHADDIE copyright of Stan Mayes

Above photo as SOPHOCLES courtesy of Ship Nostalgia