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Name: CITY OF CHICAGO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/08/1949
Completed: 06/1950
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 113
Dimensions: 7622grt, 4427nrt, 10880dwt, 485.4 x 61.8 x 28.9ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, SR geared to single shaft, 7920bhp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183769
History:
06/1950 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
1967 Marepico Cia Nav, Piraeus; renamed KAPTAMARCO
1970 Marcos Shipping Co Ltd, Cyprus; renamed MARCO
11/1971 Broken up
Comments: 29/11/1971: Arrived at Shanghai for breaking up


Above photo copyright of Dave Leonard

Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo courtesy of Ray Perry