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Name: BRIARWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/05/1930
Completed: 07/1930
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 415
Dimensions: 4013grt, 2420nrt, 364.8 x 51.0 x 24.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 65 x 42ins), 411nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 160733
History:
07/1930 Constantine Shipping Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
1932 Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd, Middlesbrough
1945 Stag Line Ltd (J Robinson & Sons), North Shields
1946 Renamed GARDENIA
1964 Amfitriti Cia Nav SA (JP Katsoulakos), Panama; renamed AIS NICOLAS
1965 Astrosplendor Cia Nav SA (NJ Nomikos), Panama
1968 Broken up
Comments: 20/10/1968: Engine room fire at Suez
Subsequently declared a "total loss"
1968: Broken up at Port Said by Adly Makari


Above photo as BRIARWOOD is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as GARDENIA is copyright of Fred Sankoff

Above photo as GARDENIA is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost Collection

Above photo as GARDENIA is courtesy of Clive Ketley