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Name: ASHANTIAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/03/1947
Completed: 07/1947
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 14
Dimensions: 7369grt, 4207nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 24.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 627mn
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 181090
History:
07/1947 United Africa Company Ltd, Liverpool
1949 Palm Line Ltd, Liverpool; renamed ASHANTI PALM
18/11/1962 Wrecked
Comments: A standard D type cargo ship
Intended name EMPIRE STROMA
18/11/1962: Dragged her anchors and struck the breakwater at Naples
On a voyage from Genoa to Port Harcourt with general cargo
The wreck subsequently sank


Above photo as ASHANTI PALM courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as ASHANTI PALM courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing the wrecked ASHANTI PALM courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing the wrecked ASHANTI PALM courtesy of Photoship