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Name: CHILKA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/06/1950
Completed: 10/1950
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1872
Dimensions: 7602grt, 3985nrt, 9614dwt, 484.5 x 62.9 x 27.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 1336mn
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 184282
History:
10/1950 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
25/07/1972 Broken up
Comments: 25/07/1972: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up
16/10/1972: Breaking up commenced by Kwen Hwa Iron & Steel Works & Enterprises Ltd


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