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Name: AFGHANISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/12/1939
Completed: 04/03/1940
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 516
Dimensions: 6992grt, 4245nrt, 454.0 x 58.5 x 29.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 44 & 74 x 48ins) & LP turbine, DR geared, 706nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 167404
History:
04/03/1940 Strick Line (1923) Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), London
1962 Marprisa Cia Naviera SA, Chios, Greece; renamed SAMAREITIS
1965 Cia Minotaurus SA, Monrovia; renamed CYRENIAN
14/03/1967 Broken up
Comments: 14/03/1967: Broken up by Nan Feng Steel Enterprise Co Ltd at Kaohsiung


Photo as AFGHANISTAN copyright of G Bunschoten

Photo as AFGHANISTAN courtesy of the Allen Collection

Photo as SAMAREITIS courtesy of the Walton Collection