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Name: PATRICIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/11/1950
Completed: 05/1951
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1884
Dimensions: 7764grt, 3951nrt, 441.9 x 58.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 1730mn
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 19.0knots
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1951 A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg
1957 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg; renamed ARIADNE
1961 Ariadne Shipping Co Ltd, Monrovia
1969 Ares Shipping Co Ltd, Monrovia
1972 Minos Navigation Ltd, Monrovia
1973 Bon Vivant Cruises Inc, Monrovia; renamed FREEPORT II
1974 Renamed BON VIVANT
1976 Dubai Maritime Corporation, Panama
1978 Gilda Maritime Corporation, Piraeus; renamed ARIANE
1989 Nios Maritime Co Ltd, Cyprus; renamed EMPRESS KATERINA
1995 Regent Fortune Maritime Ltd, Panama
1997 Thanfil Shipping & Trading SA, St Vincent; renamed EMPRESS 65
18/12/1997 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Gothenburg to London route
Accommodation for 166 x 1st, 78 x 2nd and 164 x 3rd Class passengers
18/12/1997: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as PATRICIA is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as BON VIVANT is copyright of Antonio Scrimali

Above photo as ARIANE is courtesy of the Peter Asklander collection

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