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Name: SIDI BEL ABBÈS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/04/1948
Completed: 02/1949
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1852
Dimensions: 5226grt, 2614nrt, 2090dwt, 402.3 x 53.6 x 27.0ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines
Engines by: CA Parsons & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/1949 Soc Générale de Transports Maritimes à Vapeur, Marseille
1963 Hellenic Mediterranean Lines Ltd, Piraeus; renamed APOLLONIA
1988 Renamed PRECIOUS
09/07/1988 Broken up
Comments: 09/07/1988: Arrived at Alang for breaking up by Arya Steel


Above photos as SIDI BEL ABBÈS courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as SIDI BEL ABBÈS courtesy of D Longly

Above photo as APOLLONIA courtesy of Richard Turnwald