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Name: RUSHWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/01/1953
Completed: 05/1953
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 574
Dimensions: 6208grt, 3344nrt, 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, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185890
History:
05/1953 William France, Fenwick & Co Ltd, London
1962 Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Varna; renamed RODOPI
No later history known
Comments: 1976: Converted to a training ship at Varna
1978: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register


Above photo as RUSHWOOD is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries