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Name: SEATRAIN
Type: Train Ferry
Launched: 13/09/1928
Completed: 11/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1349
Dimensions: 7684grt, 4546nrt, 428.6 x 62.2 x 32.5ft; (1938: 7633grt, 4741nrt, 452.8ft)
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 77 x 54ins), 577nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 149485
History:
11/1928 Over-Seas Steamship Co. Ltd., Newcastle & Montreal
1931 Seatrain Line Inc, New Orleans; renamed SEATRAIN NEW ORLEANS
1933 Gulf Transit Corporation, New Orleans
1937 Seatrain Line Inc, New Orleans
1954 West India Fruit & Steam Ship Co Inc, Monrovia; renamed SEA LEVEL
1964 Ferrotar Enterprises Inc, New York
07/1964 Broken up
Comments: 1938: Lengthened to 452.8ft, then 7633grt
1964: Sale was for resale for breaking up
07/1964: Breaking up commenced by 'Ardgem' at Vado Ligure