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Name: MURISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/05/1950
Completed: 10/1950
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 566
Dimensions: 8408grt, 5006nrt, 492.4 x 62.2 x 30.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 48 & 81 x 54ins) & LP turbine, 6100ihp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 184271
History:
10/1950 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
1960 Shahristan Steamship Co Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
1966 Achille P Halcoussis, Piaaeus; renamed LEONIS
1968 Korea Atlas Line, Inchon: renamed ATLAS TRADER
1970 Hualing Shipping Corporation, Monrovia; renamed YALING
1972 Chen Tung Shipping Co Ltd, Monrovia
05/1972 Broken up
Comments: 17/05/1972: Arrived at Kaohsiung for beaking up by Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co Ltd


Above photo of MURISTAN under construction is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as MURISTAN copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as MURISTAN courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MURISTAN copyright of Airfotos

Above photo as MURISTAN copyright of A Duncan

Above photo as LEONIS courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as LEONIS copyright of Chris Howell