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Name: GLOUCESTER CITY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/06/1954
Completed: 09/1954
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 579
Dimensions: 5581grt, 3031nrt, 449.4 x 58.0 x 25.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 76 x 48ins) + LP turbine, 4600ihp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186538
History:
09/1954 Bristol City Line (Canada) Ltd, Bristol
10/1968 Finance Shipping Co SA, Panama; renamed ST JOHN
30/10/1968 Wrecked
Comments: 30/10/1968: Wrecked at Fort Dauphin, Madagascar after her moorings broke
on a voyage from Montreal to Djakarta with general cargo


Above photo as GLOUCESTER CITY copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as GLOUCESTER CITY copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as GLOUCESTER CITY courtesy of Richard Cox