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Name: ZAIDA
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/06/1971
Completed: 07/01/1972
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 44
Dimensions: (1979: 6710dwt, 6406grt, 3177nrt, 122.56 x 19.51 x 11.74metres)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 6cyl (670 x 2140mm), 12000bhp
Engines by: Doxford & Sunderland Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 343015
History:
07/01/1972 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1973 Transferred to P & O Group
1975 Managed by Moss Hutchinson; renamed VENDEE
by 1983 Managed by P & O Ship Management Co, London
1986 Ofer Brothers (Ships) Ltd, Haifa, Israel; renamed AVOCADO CARMEL
1996 Ithaca Maritime Corp, Nassau; renamed CARMEL TOPAZ
12/05/2004 Broken up
Comments: 1979: Lengthened in Genoa, Italy
12/05/2004: Broken up at Alang, India


Above photo as ZAIDA copyright of Mike Cornwall

Above photo as VENDEE courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as AVOCADO CARMEL copyright of Duncan Montgomery

Above photo as AVOCADO CARMEL copyright of Peter Stokes

Above photo of CARMEL TOPAZ at the breakers, copyright of Zahan