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Registan

One of the first post WW2 new buildings for Strick Line, the "Registan" clearing Port Said.

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Great photos of her Dave and the 6th of 7 of the companies ships to bear the name. Built by J Readhead & Sons of South Shields (Yard No.555) and completed December 1947. 7173 Gross Tons, 458.2' x 58.8'. Triple expansion with LP Turbine by the shipbuilder, single shaft, service speed 12.5 knots. Contract price £364,627 including machinery. Sold in 1964 to Lynnbrook Ltd., Bermuda, for £87,000 and renamed AQUATIC. 1968 sold to Natal Shipping Co. S.A.,Greece, and renamed HERACLES. 1.07.1970 beached in Hong Kong with a fire in her cargo of coal. Later refloated but found to be beyond economic repair and arrived 25.08.1970 at Whampoa for breaking.
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Not a bad way to start the morning off. A fresh classic photo from Dave, with some fresh classic added comments from Alastair. I take my hat off to the two of you, for your style and knowledge. Thank you both for your quality contributios to the site.
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Mark, it's always a pleasure to see new pictures from Dave, he seems to have an, (hopefully!), inexhaustible supply of images of classic vessels. Where I have a bit of knowledge of the ship in question it's a pleasure to share what little I know. I have learned so much from this site, not least from you and Dave, that a few minutes of two finger typing seems a very small return in the way of putting something back into Ships Nostalgia. As previously demonstrated, my memory isn't always 100% accurate which has sparked off some interesting threads on occasion! That's absolutely part of the fun of this site. One thing I've learned since joining; if you don't understand something don't be afraid to ask. Even if the question may seem very basic/silly I have always had the most courteous replies and have never been made to feel stupid. It is a real credit to all the site's members that this is so. If I may add, we are all very lucky in our excellent moderators who keep everything shipshape with only the lightest touch on the helm. It really is appreciated even if we may not say so very often.
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IT's a pleasure to see the photos of REGISTAN. I travelled on board from Mauritius to Southend in August 1961.NIGEL has posted some comments about this ship when it was in dry docks at FALMOUTH. She could carry 11 passengers. The cargo was sugar.The cabins were indeed first class. I am very happy to have found SHIPS NOSTALGIA. I always wondered what happened to REGISTAN. Thank you all for posting the photos.

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