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Name: MODASA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/12/1920
Completed: 09/12/1921
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1104
Dimensions: 9070grt, 5636nrt, 465.0 x 58.3 x 33.5ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Metrovick-Rateau two stage, 4000bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146272
01/12/1921 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Glasgow
24/01/1954 Broken up
Comments: Cost when built 560,000
Initially, accommodation for 103 x 1st & 45 x 2nd Class passengers
For the London to East Africa or London to Calcutta services
24/01/1954: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co Ltd


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