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Name: BALTISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/02/1937
Completed: 17/05/1937
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 508
Dimensions: 6803grt, 4104nrt, 453.9 x 58.5 x 29.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 48 & 81 x 51ins) & LP Turbine, DR Geared, 914nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165458
History:
17/05/1937 Strick Line (1928) Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), London
27/02/1941 Sank
Comments: 27/02/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by Italian submarine BIANCHI
In position 300 miles west of Bantry Bay, Ireland. 50 crew died


Launch day. Photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley

Profile courtesy of Dave Tranter. Click HERE to enlarge.