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Name: PRÉSIDENT DE CAZALET
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/09/1947
Completed: 06/1948
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1850
Dimensions: 5227grt, 2620nrt, 2162dwt, 402.0 x 53.8 x 23.9ft
Engines: 6 x Steam turbines (2 groups of HP, IP & LP), SR geared, 10000shp
Engines by: CA Parsons & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.5knots
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1948 French Government (Cie de Navigation Mixte), Marseille
1967 Renamed MÉDITERRANÉE
1971 Constantine S Efthymiadis, Piraeus; renamed ARCADI
1976 Arkadi Shipping Co (CS Efthymiadis), Piraeus
1980 National Bank of Greece SA, Piraeus
1985 Broken up
Comments: Launched as EL KANTARA
Accommodation for 95 x 1st, 226 x 2nd & 578 x 3rd Class passengers
Originally built with 2 x funnels which were streamlined into one in 1950's
1985: Broken up in Greece


Above photo as PRÉSIDENT DE CAZALET is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above photo as PRÉSIDENT DE CAZALET is courtesy of Richard Turnwald