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Name: CRYSTAL GEM
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 01/11/1955
Completed: 04/1956
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 727
Dimensions: 10104dwt, 8674grt, 4882nrt, 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: 187375
History:
04/1956 Sugar Line Ltd (Athel Line Ltd), London
1972 Fanfero Shipping Co Ltd, Famagusta; renamed PAMPERO
1974 Epithyhia Maritime Co, Piraeus; renamed IRENES JOY
15/11/1978 Broken up
Comments: 15/11/1978: Arrived at Inchon for breaking up by Bando Steel & Iron Co


Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as IRENES JOY