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Name: CITY OF LANCASTER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/05/1958
Completed: 09/1958
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1885
Dimensions: 4949grt, 2524nrt, 7760dwt, 434.0 x 59.3 x 24.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, Sulzer type, 2SA, 8cyl (720 x 1520mm), 5600bhp
Engines by: Sulzer Bros Ltd, Winterthur
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 187199
History:
09/1958 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
1979 Lancaster Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool; renamed LANCASTER
1981 Andover Shipping Co Ltd, Piraeus
10/01/1982 Broken up
Comments: 25/09/1979: Damaged in collision with tanker THISTLE VENTURE
30 miles north of Fishguard at position 52.52N - 05.234W
1980: Declared a constructive total loss and sold, but not repaired
10/01/1982: Arrived at San Esteban de Pravia for breaking up


Above 2 photos as CITY OF LANCASTER courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CITY OF LANCASTER copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as LANCASTER copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo shows LANCASTER after collision. Courtesy of Richard Cox