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Name: ROYSTON GRANGE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/06/1959
Completed: 12/1959
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 736
Dimensions: 10385dwt, 10262grt, 5726nrt, 489.0 x 65.7 x 29.0ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 8500shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 301035
History:
12/1959 Houlder Line Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd), London
20/05/1974 Broken up
Comments: 11/05/1972: Destroyed by fire after a collision with tanker TIEN CHEE when
35 miles off Montevideo in fog, outward from Buenos Aires for London.
All on board perished, 61 crew, 12 passengers and 1 pilot.
20/05/1974: Arrived under tow at Barcelona for breaking up


Above photos copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo copyright of Bob Scott

The burnt out wreck at Montevideo in 1973