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Name: HEATHERGATE
Type: Cargo ship
Launched: 14/11/1956
Completed: 01/1957
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 214
Dimensions: 597grt, 293nrt, 179.75 x 28.75 x 11.75ft; (1970: 906dwt, 639grt)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 7cyl (250 x 420mm)
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186729
History:
01/1957 Hull Gates Shipping Co Ltd, Hull
1960 Glynwood Navigation Co Ltd, Hull
1968 Hull Gates Shipping Co Ltd, Hull
1974 Praxandros Maritime Co Ltd, Limassol; renamed VULCAN
08/01/1979 Wrecked
Comments: 08/01/1979: Wrecked off Sitia Bay, Crete
On voyage from Volos to Jedda with a cargo of cement & steel wire


Photos as HEATHERGATE courtesy of Richard Cox