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Name: GLITRA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/07/1952
Completed: 01/10/1952
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 180
Dimensions: 992grt, 511nrt, 220.6 x 32.8 x 13.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 5cyl (340 x 570mm), 850bhp
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 184038
History:
10/1952 The South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr Salvesen & Co), Leith
07/1969 Cokal Cia Nav, Mogadiscio; renamed MELIORA
08/06/1971 Sank
Comments: 08/06/1971: Sank in the Bay of Biscay after developing leaks
on a voyage from Oran to Avonmouth with a cargo of rapeseed


Above photos as GLITRA courtesy of Richard Cox