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Name: WILLASTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/08/1914
Completed: 10/1914
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 187
Dimensions: 5658grt, 2678nrt, 400.5 x 52.0 x 25.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.75, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 427nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137403
History:
10/1914 Wirral Transport Co Ltd (J Edgar & Co), Liverpool
1931 Livanos Brothers (NG Livanos), Chios; renamed MEANDROS
12/02/1934 Sank
Comments: 12/02/1934: Sank after a collision with ss DARTFORD 13.5 miles SE of
St Catherine’s Point on a voyage from Rosario to Amsterdam with grain


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox