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Name: BALTISTAN
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/04/1953
Completed: 23/07/1953
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 573
Dimensions: 9911dwt, 7489grt, 477.9 x 58.5 x 26.1ft
Engines: Oil 2SA 4cyl (670 x 220mm) Doxford type, 4400bhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: IMO 5035311
History:
23/07/1953 Strick Line Ltd, London
1968 Shahristan SS Co Ltd (Strick Line Ltd, managers), London
1972 Seaboss Maritime Co Ltd, Famagusta; renamed ELINDIA
1973 Gulf Diamond Nav Co Ltd, Panama City; renamed GULF DIAMOND
01/09/1974 Broken up
Comments: 20/05/1974: Stranded in the Gulf of Oman at 25.25N 59.10E
Refloated and declared constructive loss
01/09/1974: Broken up at Gadani Beach by Abbas Steel Industries


Outbound from Liverpool 09/09/1972. Photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

At Tilbury Dock 27/06/1964. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair