Built by Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 1959
10,250 gross tons, 489 foot x 66 foot, turbine driven 16 knots and with accommodation for 12 passengers
Sadly ill-fated - destroyed by collision and fire with loss of all on board
A very sad sight. The burnt out wreck of Houlder's Royston Grange in Montevideo in Jan 73. She had collided with the tanker Tien Chee in the River Plate on May 11th 1972 and I believe that all her crew died. I was on Shaw Savills CRETIC when I took this photo, although we were berthed some...