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Name Official number Flag IMO
DARA  181938  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1948  17/12/1947  30/06/1948 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  711 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5029 grt /  / 4465 dwt 398.8 ft  54.8 ft     
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Doxford 5 cylinder oil engine driving single screw, 4200bhp, 14 knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1961  Sank 10/04/1961 
Disposal Detail
Sank off Dubai whilst under tow following an explosion on board on 08/04/1961 whilst anchored off Dubai riding out a storm. Because of this,evacuation was chaotic and 238 lives were lost out of the 800 or so on board. The cause of the explosion was believed to have been caused deliberately by Omani dissidents.  
 

 



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