|Photographer:||jackosan [View profile]||Title:||FARUR||Added:||Oct 28, 2019|
|Captured:||April 01, 1972||IMO:||7642168||Hits:||77|
||Special Purpose Ships|
|Hospital ship “Farur” at Abadan, Iran, April 1972
Owner: Society of the Red Lion & Sun of Iran
Builder: Elsflether Werft GmbH & Co., Elsfleth, West Germany
Gross tons: 1,772
Length overall: 68.0 m
Max. draft: 3.2 m
Engines: 2 x Maybach diesels, total 5,400 b.h.p.
Speed: 18 knots
Hospital beds: 42
Completed December 1971; arrived in Iran March 1972 (shortly before this photo was taken)
1980: owner's name changed to the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Several sources indicate she was renamed “Ghods” in 1982, then “Iran Ghods” in 1983 & reverted back to “Ghods” in 1984.
At some point she seems to have become a training ship and re-registered in Tomé, Togo (not necessarily at the same time), and one source gives the last owner as Nejad Mousavian of Sharjah, U.A.E. (still under the name “Ghods”)