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Name: TURKISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/09/1962
Completed: 15/01/1963
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 611
Dimensions: 6788grt, 3637nrt, 470.0 x 65.5 x 39.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 6cyl (670 x 2100mm), 10000bhp
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons (Engines) Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 304416
History:
15/01/1963 Strick Line Ltd, London
1973 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1975 Renamed STRATHASSYNT
1978 Amber Star Maritime SA, Panama; renamed AMBER STAR
1980 Vietnam Ocean Shipping Co, Haiphong; renamed LUC NGAN
24/06/1985 Broken up
Comments: 24/06/1985: Broken up by Ishikawajima Kogyo at Aioi, Japan


Photo as TURKISTAN copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Photo as TURKISTAN courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo as TURKISTAN copyright of Barny Hunt

Photo as TURKISTAN courtesy of George Robinson

Photo as STRATHASSYNT courtesy of Photoship

Photo as LUC NGAN copyright of Chris Howell