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Name: MEDIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/06/1963
Completed: 10/1963
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 612
Dimensions: 5586grt, 2658nrt, 436.9 X 60.3 X 24.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, Sulzer type, 2SA, 7cyl (680 x 1250mm), 7594bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 303887
History:
10/1963 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1971 Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Fremantle
1971 Renamed BEROONA
1978 Seaforth Investment Trust Inc, Piraeus; renamed PALM TRADER
07/1987 Sank
Comments: 13/10/1983: On fire at Bandar Abbas, constructive total loss
07/1987: Capsized and sank at Larak Island


Above photo copyright Don Ross Collection