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Name: BALUCHISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/03/1940
Completed: 06/1940
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 517
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
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 167540
History:
06/1940 Strick Line (1923) Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), London
08/03/1942 Sank
Comments: 08/03/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U68 in position 50 miles south of Liberia
On a voyage from Basrah to the UK, with a cargo of dates & general cargo