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Name: ACHILLES
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/05/1957
Completed: 10/1957
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 153
Dimensions: 7974grt, 4550nrt, 9170dwt, 491.6 x 62.4 x 28.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, B&W type, 6cyl (750 x 1500mm), 8000bhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187168
History:
10/1957 Ocean Steam Ship Co Ltd (A Holt & Co), Liverpool
1972 Renamed DARDANUS (in service with Glen Line)
1972 Ocean Tramping Co, Mogadiscio; renamed KAIGO
1976 Highseas Navigation Corporation SA, Panama
06/1982 Broken up
Comments: 05/06/1982: Arrived at Calcutta for breaking by Chowdhury Shipbreaking


Above photo as ACHILLES copyright of John Wiltshire

Above photo as DARDANUS copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as KAIGO copyright of JK Byass