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Name: IRISH PINE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/08/1948
Completed: 12/1948
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 560
Dimensions: 5048grt, 2740nrt, 418.8 x 56.1 x 23.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 76 x 48ins) & LP turbine;
(1960: Oil engine, 2SA, Doxford type, 4cyl (670 x 2320mm))
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields;
(1960: Hawthorn Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 174592
History:
12/1948 Irish Shipping Ltd, Dublin
1965 Cia Acarnania de Navegacion SA (Fafalios Ltd), Chios; renamed AMAZON
1976 Pro-Unit Shipping SA (Chaldeos Freighters Ltd), Piraeus; renamed ARAMON
07/1979 Broken up
Comments: 04/1960: Re-engined by John Readhead & Sons Ltd at South Shields
22/05/1979: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up
She had arrived with a bitumen cargo that had solidified
1979: Broken up by Taiwan Ship Scrap Co Ltd


Above photo as IRISH PINE is courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as IRISH PINE is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ARAMON is copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as ARAMON is courtesy of Photoship