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Name: VIKTUN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/01/1948
Completed: 05/1948
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 557
Dimensions: 4689grt, 2286nrt, 405.9 x 60.4 x 23.9ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl (17.75 & 42.5 x 38.75ins)
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1948 Tanker Corporation, Panama
1951 Swiss Shipping Co Ltd (Alpina Transports & Affretements SA), Basel
1951 Renamed CALANDA
1955 Suomen Tankkilaiva O/Y, Helsingfors; renamed WIRTA
1965 Andmarc Shipping Corporation (Lemuria Shipping Corp), Monrovia
1965 Renamed MARINDI JUBAMI
1969 Karina Ltd, Cartagena; renamed KARINA I
1973 Renamed INA for delivery to breakers
19/12/1973 Sank
Comments: 26/08/1967: Stranded 18 miles north of Cartagena, Colombia
On a voyage from Cheminaus to Monfalcone with a cargo of wood pulp
09/09/1967: Refloated
22/12/1967: Beached after a fire in engine-room at Bajo Manzanilla
1970: Arrested at Puerto Cortes
20/11/1971: Stranded at Puerto Cortes
Prior to 02/09/1973: Refloated and then sold for breaking up
19/12/1973: Sank while under tow at about 37.00N 16.00W
On a voyage from Puerto Cortes to Santander for breaking up


Above: Builder's photo as VIKTUN

Above photo as WIRTA is copyright of Charlie Hill

Above photo as MARINDI JUBAMI courtesy of the John Winter collection