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Name: CRYSTAL DIAMOND
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 18/12/1956
Completed: 04/1957
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 728
Dimensions: 10917dwt, 8670grt, 4850nrt, 460.9 x 61.3 x 24.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 4cyl (600 x 2320mm), Doxford type, 3300bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187558
History:
04/1957 Sugar Line Ltd (Athel Line Ltd), London
1973 Vanda Cia Ltda, Monrovia; renamed VANDA
22/08/1978 Broken up
Comments: 22/08/1978: Arrived at Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


Above photo copyright of Jorgen Lonn

Above: VANDA being broken up at Blyth. Photo copyright of Harold Appleyard