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Name: MERKARA
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/06/1970
Completed: 10/03/1971
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 11143grt, 5947nrt, 13591dwt, 144.79 x 23.17 x 12.96metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer 6RND90, 6cyl (900 x 1550mm), 17400bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 341262; IMO 7204411
History:
10/03/1971 British India Navigation Co Ltd
1973 Absorbed into the P & O Group
1975 Renamed STRATHMEIGLE
1982 United Thai Shipping Corp Ltd, Bankok; renamed KANNIKAR
15/09/1987 Broken up
Comments: 15/09/1987: Broken up at Huangpu, China


Above photo as MERKARA copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as MERKARA copyright of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as STRATHMEIGLE copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as KANNIKAR copyright of Chris Howell