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Name: PORT NEW PLYMOUTH
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/03/1960
Completed: 10/1960
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1899
Dimensions: 13085grt, 7218nrt, 13620dwt, 561.4 x 74.0 x 32.3ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Sulzer type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm), 15600bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 301251
History:
03/1955 Port Line Ltd, London
1979 Tex Dilan Shipping Co Inc, Panama; renamed PLYMOUTH
03/10/1979 Broken up
Comments: 03/10/1979: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Chi Yeung Steel Enterprises Co


Above photos courtesy of Chris Howell