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Name: SOBIESKI
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/08/1938
Completed: 05/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1572
Dimensions: 11030grt, 6351nrt, 493.0 x 67.3 x 31.6ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCDA, 8cyl (17.75 x 47.25ins), 1716nhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1939 Gdynia-America Shipping Lines Ltd, Gdynia
1950 Government of the Soviet Union; renamed GRUZIYA
14/04/1975 Broken up
Comments: 1939 - 1947: Served as a British troop transport
1950: Name also seen as GRUZIA
14/04/1975: Broken up at La Spezia


Photo as SOBIESKI courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photos as GRUZIYA courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Photo as GRUZIYA copyright of Antonio Scrimali