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Name: PRIAM
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/01/1966
Completed: 11/1966
Builder: Vickers Ltd
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 184
Dimensions: 12994grt, 6471nrt, 11296dwt, 563.8 x 77.9 x 30.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 9cyl (840 x 1800mm), 22500bhp
Engines by: Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 308685
History:
11/1966 Ocean Steam Ship Co Ltd (Blue Funnel Line Ltd), Liverpool
1972 China Mutual SN Co Ltd (Blue Funnel Line Ltd), Liverpool
1979 Baynton Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed ORIENTAL CHAMPION
1979 Panocean Shipping Co Inc, Monrovia
1980 Carterfold Shipping Ltd, Hong Kong
1981 Vanderbilt Shipping Ltd, Panama
1984 Island Investment & Agency Corp Ltd, Panama
02/1986 Broken up
Comments: 1979: Lengthened to 195.4m, 14262grt, 17444dwt
1979: Converted to container ship
18/10/1985: Damaged by an Iraqi missile when 60 miles north of Bahrain
13/02/1986: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking by Chien Yu Industrial Steel


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