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Name: RISELEY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/09/1956
Completed: 01/1957
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1930
Dimensions: 6424grt, 3467nrt, 11230dwt, 470.9 x 61.3 x 26.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 4cyl (600 x 2320mm), 3300bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Reg Number: 186863
History:
01/1957 Thomasson Shipping Co Ltd (Stephens, Sutton Ltd), Newcastle
1964 Avon SS Co Ltd, Newcastle
1967 Galini Shipping Co SA, Piraeus; renamed GERANIA
1973 Seafire Shipping Co SA, Piraeus; renamed NATCREST
16/06/1974 Sank
Comments: 16/06/1974: Sank after a collision with NEMA, 15 miles NxE of Ushant
On a voyage from Huelva to Rotterdam with a cargo of ore


Above photo as RISELEY is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RISELEY is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as GERANIA is courtesy of Chris Howell