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Name: BASIL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/01/1928
Completed: 01/03/1928
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 553
Dimensions: 4873grt, 3030nrt, 407.9 x 53.8 x 24.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 43.5 & 73 x 51ins), 600nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149671
History:
Mar-28 Booth Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
03/05/1905 Parthenon Shipping Co SA, Panama; renamed PARTHENON
20/05/1951 Wrecked
Comments: 20/05/1951: Wrecked off Bavawapadin near Vizagapatam
On a voyage from Calcutta to Cochin and Bombay


Above photo as BASIL courtesy of George Robinson