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Name Official number Flag IMO
UGANDA  184658  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1952  15/01/1952  16/07/1952 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  720 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
14430 grt / 8042 nrt / 9630 dt 516.7 ft  71.3 ft  35.0 ft  27.3 ft 
Engine builder Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd., Wallsend
Engine detail
2 - Screw. Six Steam turbines SR geared to two screw shafts, 12300shp, 17knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
1986 TRITON 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1971 P. & O. Passenger Shipping Division (retained BI colours)
1986 Triton Shipping Co., St Vincent 
Vessel history
02/08/1952 Maiden voyage, London/Beira.
1967 Converted in Hamburg to Educational School Ship. 306 cabin and 920 dormitory berths.
After conversion, 16907 grt 8827 nrt 5695 dwt.
1982 Requisitioned for Falklands Campaign.
13/04/1982 Left her passengers at Naples and went to Gibraltar for alteration.
19/04/1982 Sailed for South Atlantic on. Operated as Hospital Ship.
13/07/1982 Red Cross markings painted out. Now troopship.
25/09/1982 Returned to UK.
1982 November. Two year charter for a service Ascencion Island/Falklands while new airport being built on Falklands.
1985 Laid up River Fal. 
Remarks
Original 167 first class and 133 tourist class passengers. 
End year Fate / Status
1986  Wrecked 22/08/1986 
Disposal Detail
Arrived Kaohsiung 15/07/1986, however driven ashore in Typhoon Wayne and finished up on her side near Chichin and broke into three parts. 
 

 



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