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Name: CYDONIA
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 21/07/1955
Completed: 10/1955
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 584
Dimensions: 6231grt, 3219nrt, 433.9 x 57.0 x 24.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 40 & 68 x 45ins) + LP turbine, 3350ihp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148822
History:
10/1955 Stag Line Ltd (J Robinson & Sons), North Shields
29/08/1969 Republic Maritime Corporation, Monrovia; renamed VERMONT I
09/1972 Renaissance Shipping Co, Monrovia; renamed RENAISSANCE
1973 Cristobal Navigation Corporation, Monrovia; renamed EDITH
1974 Anchor Marine Enterprises Ltd, Monrovia; renamed JOY
08/06/1977 Sank
Comments: 08/06/1977: Sank in 27.55N 88.26W about 100 miles SE of the Mississippi
after engine room explosions while under tow due to rudder problems
On a voyage from Acajutla to New Orleans


Above photo as CYDONIA courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as CYDONIA courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as CYDONIA courtesy of Richard Cox