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Name: ARMANISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/11/1948
Completed: 04/1949
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 561
Dimensions: 8409grt, 5072nrt, 492.4 x 62.2 x 30.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 48 & 81 x 54ins) with LP turbine, 6100ihp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183004
History:
04/1949 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
1965 Conway Transport Corporation, Monrovia; renamed CONWAY
1967 Manfiba Shipping Co SA, Piraeus; renamed MITERA MARIA
1971 Fouad A Khayat & Co, Mogadishu; renamed MARBELLA
01/1974 Broken up
Comments: 13/02/1973: Damaged by a fire in her engine-room at Karachi
01/1974: Broken up at Gadani Beach, sailed from Karachi 06/01/1974.


Above photo as ARMANISTAN copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as ARMANISTAN copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as ARMANISTAN courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as ARMANISTAN courtesy of Chris Howell

Above photo as MARBELLA copyright of Malcolm Cranfield