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Name: CITY OF BROOKLYN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/12/1948
Completed: 05/1949
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1769
Dimensions: 7557grt, 4411nrt, 10880dwt, 485.3 x 61.8 x 30.6ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, 1492nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 182488
History:
05/1949 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
1967 Astro Dinamicos Cia Nav SA, Ithaca; renamed LEFKADIOS
25/09/1970 Sank
Comments: Laid down as CITY OF GLOUCESTER
25/09/1970: On fire and sank 600 miles south of Colombo on a voyage
from Bordeaux to Shanghai with a cargo of bagged fertiliser


Above photo courtesy of Alex Wood

Above photo copyright of Marc Piché

Above photo copyright of Dave Welsh