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Name: KISTNA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/12/1923
Completed: 03/1924
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1152
Dimensions: 1465grt, 672nrt, 278.3 x 40.0 x 14.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (17.5 x 35ins), 318nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 147586
History:
03/1924 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1951 Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co Ltd, Singapore; renamed GIANG BEE
1958 Cathay Shipping Corporation, Panama; renamed KIM HWA
1964 Transportes Maritimos de San Blas SA, Panama; renamed ROMEO
1965 Renamed SINOE
1966 Renamed ROMEO
1966 King Line SA, Panama; renamed KING HORSE
10/1971 Broken up
Comments: 31/10/1971: Breaking completed at Singapore by National Shipbreakers


Above photo as KISTNA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo of a KISTNA model is courtesy of Cunard

Above copyright of the Wallsend News 20/11/1970, courtesy of John Dobson