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Name: MELAMPUS
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/12/1959
Completed: 06/1960
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 167
Dimensions: 8511grt, 4870nrt, 9750dwt, 494.5 x 65.4 x 28.9ft (*)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, B&W type, 6cyl (750 x 1500mm), 8800bhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 301342
History:
06/1960 Ocean Steam Ship Co Ltd (A Holt & Co), Liverpool
1974 Melampus War Risks Ltd, Liverpool
1975 Korissianav Shipping Co SA, Piraeus; renamed ANNOULA II
11/1982 Broken up
Comments: 06/1967 - 20/05/1975: Trapped in the Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal
1974: Abandoned to the Underwriters
11/11/1982: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking by Habib Builders
(*) Dimensions are: Length OA, Breadth extreme, Draught summer


Above photo as MELAMPUS is copyright of Chris Howell

Above: MELAMPUS trapped in the Suez Canal. Photo is copyright of George Dickinson

Above photo as ANNOULA II is copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as ANNOULA II is copyright of Bob Scott