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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:SIRDHANAAdded:Sep 09, 2019
Captured:January 01, 1971IMO:5329891Hits:592
Location:Khorramshahr, Iran
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
Passenger/cargo ship “Sirdhana” in the Shatt al Arab River off Khorramshahr, Iran, 1971
Owner: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London
Flag: British
Port of registry: London
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1826)
Gross tons: 8,608
Deadweight: 8,827
Length overall: 146.09 m
Max. draft: 8.046m
Engines: 2 x 4-cylinder Doxford diesels, 5,900 b.h.p., by builders
Service speed:14 knots
Passengers: 21 x 1st class, 32 x 2nd class, 30 intermediate class, 333 bunked & 987 deck
Completed December 1947 (original passenger capacity 21 x 1st class, 70 x 2nd class, 2,355 deck)
Passenger accommodation modified 1955
Management transferred to P&O General Cargo Division October 1971
Sold for scrapping at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, August 1972
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libertyshiplad on Sep 10, 2019 17:47 (8 days ago)
Thanks very much Jackosan for your reply,so interesting.Found your 2 photos of the wharves,will look at your other posted photos.
I remember when anchored in the Shatt Al Arab,every tide, had to use engines when swinging to stop any contact with the river banks.
Will try to find the palace on maps and charts,thanks for the history.
jackosan on Sep 09, 2019 23:01 (9 days ago)
If I remember correctly, the large ruined palace was just that: on the chart it was labelled "ruins of Sheikh of Mohammerah's Palace" or something like that. See
libertyshiplad on Sep 09, 2019 15:25 (9 days ago)
My first voyage,and first port of call.
Anchored in the river,opposite on shore was what looked like a large ruined palace. All so exotic !
Pica on Sep 09, 2019 12:49 (9 days ago)
An image like an oilpainting of bye gone times.
Thanks for posting Jackosan
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