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Name: BEAULY FIRTH
Type: Hull repair and maintenance ship
Launched: 24/08/1944
Completed: 1945
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 541
Dimensions: 7285grt, 5147nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 26.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins)
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 181753
History:
1945 British Royal Navy
1948 Stanhope SS Co Ltd (JA Billmeir & Co Ltd), London; renamed STANFIRTH
1961 Cia Naviera y de Comercio Degedo Ltda (N Papalios), Panama
1961 Renamed AKAMAS
1963 Registered at Beirut, Lebanon
1966 Akamas Shipping Co Ltd, Famagusta
1968 Renamed SKEPSIS
1968 Broken up
Comments: 1944: Laid down as EMPIRE SARAWAK for the British Government
07/1948: Completed conversion to a cargo ship
31/07/1968: Arrived at Shanghai for breaking up


Above photo as BEAULY FIRTH courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as BEAULY FIRTH is copyright of South Shields Libraries

Above photo as STANFIRTH is copyright of Allan Green collection