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Name: BALUCHISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/12/1955
Completed: 05/1956
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 585
Dimensions: 8370grt, 4827nrt, 510.4 x 62.5 x 26.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 6800bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187401
History:
05/1956 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 P&O Steam Navigation Company
18/04/1975 Renamed STRATHAIRLIE
08/1977 Broken up
Comments: 08/1977: Broken up at Kaohsiung by Tien Cheng Steel Manufacturing Co
26/08/1977: Arrived for breaking


Above photo courtesy of the Alex Wood Collection

Above photo copyright of Dick Parsons

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo copyright of Dr Allan Ryszka-Onions

Above photo as STRATHAIRLIE courtesy of the Alex Wood Collection