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Name: KINGSGATE
Type: Cargo ship
Launched: 09/08/1948
Completed: 02/1949
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 129
Dimensions: 545grt, 278nrt, 181.8 x 27.2 x 11.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 8cyl (8.75 x 11.5ins)
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183384
History:
02/1949 Hull Gates Shipping Co Ltd, Hull
1973 Losinjska Plovidba, Rijeka; renamed VALUN
1985 Brodogradiliste "Cres" ZPiUP, Rijeka
1986 Broken up
Comments: 05/07/1986: Broken up by Remontni Zavod Sava Kovacevic at Tivat, Montenegro


Photo taken whilst on charter. Photo courtesy of George Robinson