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Name: FRANQUELIN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/04/1936
Completed: 05/1936
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1517
Dimensions: 2097grt, 1597nrt, 251.3 x 43.9 x 20.2ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 6cyl (11.75 x 15.75ins), 294nhp
Engines by: Sulzer Brothers Ltd, Winterthur
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 161593
History:
05/1936 Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co Ltd, Newcastle & Montreal
1964 North Shore Shipping Lines Ltd (Jos R Bouchard), Montreal
1964 Renamed PRINCE UNGAVA
1967 Desgagnes Navigation Co Ltd (RG Desgagnes), Montreal
1967 Renamed JEAN-TALON
1974 Balboa Naviera SA, Panama; renamed SOVEREIGN OPAL
1976 Rose Bay Shipping Co Ltd, Panama (Gulf Shipping Lines, London)
1976 Renamed FALCON III
1979 Broken up
Comments: 20/01/1977: Last reported sailing, Assab for Suez
Possibly later used for ship lightering in Pakistan
1979: Probably broken up in Pakistan


Above photo copyright of Bowling Green State University