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Name: SOUTHGATE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/10/1926
Completed: 11/1926
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 482
Dimensions: 4862grt, 2971nrt, 400.0 x 55.2 x 25.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 456nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149746
History:
11/1926 Turnbull, Scott Shipping Co Ltd (Turnbull, Scott & Co, managers), London
1946 FF Zimmer, Norway; renamed OTTEID
1947 NA Kydoniefs, Greece; renamed DIMITRIOS A KYDONIEFS
28/02/1960 Broken up
Comments: 1926: Laid down as a speculative build
07/10/1926: Launched as ARABISTAN for FC Strick & Co
28/02/1960: Broken up at Hong Kong


Photo as SOUTHGATE courtesy of Richard Cox