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Name: GORJISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/05/1961
Completed: 11/1961
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 608
Dimensions: 9449grt, 5297nrt, 500.5 x 63.25 x 30.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2100mm), 9200bhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 302779
History:
11/1961 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers became P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
25/02/1975 Renamed STRATHATLOW
22/11/1978 Egyptian International Shipping Corporation, Alexandria; renamed NILE U
06/1983 Broken up
Comments: 23/06/1983: Arrived at Bombay for breaking up by Haryana Steel Co


Above photo as GORJISTAN is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as GORJISTAN is copyright of Colin Leonard

Above photo as STRATHATLOW is copyright of John Wiltshire