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Name: NEPTUNE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/09/1953
Completed: 01/1954
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1902
Dimensions: 7969grt, 4894nrt, 11170dwt, 465.9 x 60.2 x 26.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 4cyl (670 x 2320mm), 4400bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: n/a
History:
01/1954 Cia Naviera Hesperia SA, Piraeus
16/01/1980 Wrecked
Comments: 16/01/1980: Wrecked near Punta Torretas
On a voyage from Piraeus to the breakers at Castellon


Above photos copyright of Malcolm Cranfield