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Name: MELAMPUS
Type: 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
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
11/11/1982: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking by Habib Builders


Above photo as MELAMPUS copyright of Chris Howell

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

Above photo as ANNOULA II copyright of Malcolm Cranfield