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Name: KARAGHISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/07/1957
Completed: 12/11/1957
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 593
Dimensions: 7150grt, 4229nrt, 478.0 x 58.5 x 25.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 4cyl (670 x 2320mm), 4400bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Hebburn
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187678
History:
11/1957 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers became P&O General Cargo Division
09/02/1973 Contoyannis Shipping Ltd, Famagusta; renamed CONSTANTINOS
1974 Congroup Maritime Co, Famagusta
1977 Stolos Cia SA (Tristar Marine Management), Piraeus; renamed ADMIRAL C
03/12/1978 Sank
Comments: 13/09/1978: Wrecked 1 mile off Pylos in position 36.53N 21.40E
On a voyage from Antwerp to Jeddah carrying general cargo
15/09/1978: Her back was broken
03/12/1978: Sank


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as CONSTANTINOS copyright of Ray Perry

Above photo as CONSTANTINOS copyright of Dick Parsons