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Name: UMTATA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/09/1943
Completed: 01/1944
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1740
Dimensions: 7288grt, 3799nrt, 452.8 x 59.2 x 33.6ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23.5, 38 & 64 x 39ins) + LP turbine, 1161nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 169720
History:
01/1944 Bullard, King & Co Ltd, London
1960 Springbok shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed KLIPBOK
14/09/1961 Broken up
Comments: 05/09/1961: Arrived at Yokosuka
14/09/1961: Breaking up commenced


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