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Name: CRASTER
Type Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/05/1935
Completed: 06/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1482
Dimensions: 733grt, 341nrt, 207.9 x 32.2 x 11.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (15.25, 24.5 & 40 x 33ins), 144nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161583
History:
06/1935 Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle
1946 Renamed CASPIAN COAST
1947 London Scottish Line; renamed LONDON MERCHANT
1959 Unknown Maldivian Nationals; renamed MALDIVE CRESCENT
28/06/1967 Wrecked
Comments: 28/06/1967: Wrecked near Cape Negrais on the Bassein Coast
On a voyage from East Pakistan to Rangoon with a cargo of jute


Photo as LONDON MERCHANT courtesy of Richard Cox