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Name: GOTHIC
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/12/1947
Completed: 12/1948
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1759
Dimensions: 15902grt, 9115nrt, 11350dwt, 561.0 x 72.2 x 29.7ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines, 4008nhp, 14000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 182351
History:
12/1948 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1969 Cairn Line of Steamers Ltd
13/08/1969 Broken up
Comments: 1952: Refitted at Cammell Laird to become the Royal Yacht for a tour of Australia and
New Zealand. The tour was cancelled due to the death of King George VI.
However considerable work had already been completed and she returned in 1953 to complete the refit, which included a white-painted hull.
She was then used for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation world tour in 1954.
1969: Sold for delivery to breakers
13/08/1969: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by China Steel Corp


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Above photo copyright of Graeme Turner

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Above photo courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield