EAW007289 ENGLAND (1947). The S.S. Stratheden in the Thames Estuary at The Lower Hope, Cliffe, 1947

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Title [EAW007289] The S.S. Stratheden in the Thames Estuary at The Lower Hope, Cliffe, 1947
Reference EAW007289
Date 24-June-1947
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Place name CLIFFE
Parish CLIFFE AND CLIFFE WOODS
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 570327, 177512
Longitude / Latitude 0.45264417493527, 51.470413050206
National Grid Reference TQ703775

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S S STRATHEDEN



Built in 1937 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness,

launched on 10th June 1937 for the P&O Line, and her maiden voyage to Australia started on 24th Dec.1937



23,732 gross tons, length 664.5ft x beam 82.1ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 20 knots.



Accommodation for 530-1st and 450-tourist class passengers.



1939-1945 served as a troopship,

1946-47 reconditioned and resumed her P&O Line service in June 1947.



March 1955- involved in a rescue operation in the Mediterranean that went tragically wrong- giving assistance to Greek trawler Iason, the heavy seas caused the loss of 8 crew from Stratheden and 11 crew from Iason. Stratheden had launched four lifeboats which were fitted with engines (No 6, No 16, No 5, No 1 (query number 1. In the images there are 4 boats visible with engines, in positions 5,6,15,16)).



1964 Sold to John S. Latsis, Piraeus and renamed Henrietta Latsis

1966 renamed Marianna Latsis.

1969 Scrapped at Spezia (La Spezia, Italy)

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