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Name: EMPIRE ANTIGUA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/11/1945
Completed: 02/1946
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 12
Dimensions: 7331grt, 5172nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 35.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins), 635mn
Engines by: J Dickinson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169207
History:
02/1946 Ministry of Transport (Dodd, Thomson & Co), Newcastle
1946 The South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr Salvesen & Co), Leith; renamed CULROSS
1960 Cia Naviera y de Comercio Apolo Ltda (Aegis Shipping), Piraeus
1960 Renamed AKASTOS
1967 Blue X Transocean Co Ltd (Ioannis Chiotakis), Famagusta; renamed MARINA
04/08/1968 Broken up
Comments: A standard C type cargo ship, with larger hatches & heavier derricks than the 'B' type.
04/08/1968: Arrived at Hamburg for breaking up by Eisen u.Metall KG


Above photo as CULROSS courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CULROSS courtesy of Richard Cox