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Name: TURKISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/10/1938
Completed: 01/1939
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 514
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, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 167156
History:
01/1939 Strick Line (1928) Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), London
1961 Phoebus Kyprianou & partners, Beirut; renamed DEMOS
22/07/1962 Wrecked
Comments: 22/07/1962: Wrecked off the coast of Taiwan at position 22.40N - 121.25E
On a voyage from Pyongyang to Bangkok in ballast


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley

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