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Name: REGISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/09/1947
Completed: 12/1947
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 555
Dimensions: 7173grt, 4347nrt, 475.8 x 58.9 x 25.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 44 & 74 x 48ins) & LP turbine
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 181789
History:
12/1947 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
1964 Lynnbrook Ltd (Loucas Nomicos), London; renamed AQUATIC
1968 Natal Shipping SA (Loucas Nomicos), Piraeus; renamed HERACLES
08/1970 Broken up at Whampoa
Comments: 04/1970: At Hong Kong with a fire in a cargo of soft coal
On a voyage from Chinwangtao to Pakistan
15/08/1970: Delivered to breakers at Whampoa


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley