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Name: ROOKWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/07/1952
Completed: 11/1952
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 572
Dimensions: 6246grt, 3367nrt, 434.5 x 55.9 x 23.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 40 & 68 x 45ins) & LP turbine
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 184732
History:
11/1952 Wm France, Fenwick & Co Ltd, London
1961 Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Varna; renamed RILA
1974 Broken up
Comments: 1974: Broken up in Bulgaria


Above photo as ROOKWOOD copyright of B Bass