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Name: SHAHRISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/09/1964
Completed: 01/1965
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 614
Dimensions: 9280grt, 5212nrt, 503.4 x 67.9 x 29.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2100mm), 10000bhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 306217
History:
01/1965 Shahristan Steamship Co Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
31/01/1975 Renamed STRATHAPPIN
18/01/1979 Rina Shipping Co, Piraeus; renamed IRENES IDEAL
1982 Square Shipping Inc, Valletta; renamed IDEAL
10/1985 Broken up
Comments: 10/1985: Broken up at Bhatiyari Beach by Burhani Metal Works
19/09/1985: Delivered at Chittagong


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo copyright of Ray Perry

Above photos as STRATHAPPIN copyright of Michael Green