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Name: PORT PIRIE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/05/1946
Completed: 01/1947
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1741
Dimensions: 10561grt, 6163nrt, 529.0 x 68.4 x 30.2ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 5cyl (26.4 x 91.3ins), 2130hp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 181562
History:
01/1947 Port Line Ltd, London
02/07/1972 Broken up
Comments: 02/07/1972: Arrived at Castellon for breaking up by Manuel Varela Davalillo


Above 2 photos copyright of Allan Green

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Above photo copyright of Reg Wilson