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Name: KHUZISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/09/1954
Completed: 01/1955
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 580
Dimensions: 7523grt, 4231nrt, 478.0 x 58.5 x 26.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (670 x 2320mm), 4400bhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186174
History:
01/1955 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
05/1972 Managers became P&O General Cargo Division
01/1973 Nilmore Ltd (Anglo Eastern Shipping Co Ltd), Mogadishu
01/1973 Renamed FOOCHOW
1977 Broken up
Comments: 30/05/1976: Serious engine damage on a voyage from Penang to Tsingtao
02/06/1976: Arrived at Singapore under tow
17/02/1977: Left Singapore in tow for Whampoa
02/1977: Broken up at Whampoa


Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, dated 09/06/1968, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo copyright of Dick Parsons