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Photographer:BRIAN FISHER [View profile]Title:CILICIAAdded:Jul 28, 2005
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
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mtpat10 on Aug 29, 2005 02:34 (13 years ago)
CILICIA (JAN BACKX-80, CILICIA-66) (11,172/1938)
Gross Tonnage: 11,172 Net: 6,482 Summer Deadwt: 10,287
Year Built: 1938 (Launched May 1938)
Hull Type: Twin Screw Motorship – Closed Shelter Deck
Builder: Fairfield Co., Ltd. at Glasgow
Length Overall: 506 Ft.
Extreme Breadth: 66 Ft
Summer Draught: 27 Ft
Machinery: Two Oil Engines – 4 Cylinder
Engine Builder: Fairfield Co., Ltd. at Glasgow
1961: Owner: Anchor Line, Ltd..
Flag: British Port of Registry: Glasgow
1980: As a dockers training hulk sold by Stichting Vervoer en Havenopleidingen, Netherlands to Spanish shipbreakers and left Rotterdam, 8/8 /80 in tow of Zwarte Zee 1539 63 mv. arrived at Bilbao prior to 14/8/80. She was renamed Cilicia for the voyage only.
REF: Lloyd’s Register 1961
Marine News Vol XXXIV No. 10 October 1980
Gerolf Drebes on Jul 29, 2005 04:36 (13 years ago)
I think she is the former Jan Bachx, which was laying at Rotterdam for several years. I saw her in the port in 1970. On the photo she seems to be in tow for teh breakers.
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