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Name: SHAHRISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/06/1938
Completed: 08/09/1938
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 513
Dimensions: 6935grt, 4228nrt, 454.0 x 58.5 x 29.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 44 & 74 x 48ins) & LP turbine, DR Geared, 706nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 166563
History:
08/09/1938 Strick Line (1928) Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), London
30/07/1941 Sank
Comments: 29/07/1941: Torpedoed by U-Boat U371, SE of the Azores
30/07/1941: Sank in position 35.19N - 23.53W. 65 crew & passengers killed
On voyage from the Clyde to Basrah with general cargo & 68 passengers


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo courtesy of Stuart Smith