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Name: PATRICIA
Type: Passenger 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, 454.1 x 58.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, 1730mn
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1951 A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg
1957 Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg; renamed ARIADNE
1972 Minos Navigation Ltd, Monrovia
1973 Bon Vivant Cruises Inc, Monrovia; renamed FREEPORT
1974 Renamed BON VIVANT
1978 Dubai Maritime Corporation, Panama
1978 Renamed under Greek flag; ARIANE
1980 Gilda Maritime Corporation, Piraeus
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: 18/12/1997: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as PATRICIA courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as BOB VIVANT copyright of Antonio Scrimali