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Name: EMPIRE ATHELSTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/01/1946
Completed: 06/1946
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 94
Dimensions: 9750dwt, 7803grt, 4511nrt, 451.0 x 66.6 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 800hp
Engines by: Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109484
History:
06/1946 Ministry of War Transport, Newcastle (P Henderson & Co, managers)
1947 Ben Line Steamers Ltd, Leith; renamed BENALBANACH
1965 Ministry of Transport (British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, managers)
1965 Renamed CAMELOT
1969 Board of Trade
1969 Mercur Enterprise Inc SA, Panama; renamed DRAGON CASTLE
1974 Cuatebol Shipping Co SA, Panama
05/12/1975 Broken up
Comments: Fitted with 2 x 120tons derricks
05/12/1975: Broken up by Brodospas at Sveti Kajo, Split


Above photo as BENALBANACH courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as BENALBANACH courtesy of Roy Muir

Above photo as DRAGON CASTLE copyright of Mike Cooper

DRAGON CASTLE at the breakers, photo copyright of Marijan Zuvic