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Name: PHOTINIA
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 17/11/1960
Completed: 03/1961
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 607
Dimensions: 7676grt, 3946nrt, 479.9 x 60.3 x 25.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 4cyl (670 x 2320mm), 4400bhp
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187933
History:
24/03/1961 Stag Line Ltd (J Robinson & Sons), North Shields
15/11/1979 Broken up
Comments: 1982: Converted to a cable layer
On charter to British Insulated Callenderís Cable Co
11/1964: Laid cables across the Cook Strait
09/1965: Laid cables between Trinidad and Tobago
1965: Converted back to a bulk carrier
12/05/1978: Aground at Milwaukee after dragging her anchors in a storm
07/07/1978: Refloated & towed to Sturgeon Bay. Machinery removed there
12/1978: Towed to Chicago
15/11/1979: Arrived at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, to be broken up


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