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Stratheden 

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Courtesy of Alan Mackenzie

Stratheden photographed in Sydney Harbour. Circa. late 1950s.

 

Built in 1937 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, she was launched on 10th June for the P&O Line, and her maiden voyage to Australia started on 24th Dec.

 

She was 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.  

 

Between 1939-1945 she served as a troopship, was reconditioned 1946-47 and resumed her P&O Line service in June 1947. Sold to John S. Latsis, Piraeus in 1964, she was renamed Henrietta Latsis, and in 1966 was renamed Marianna Latsis. Scrapped at Spezia in 1969.

 

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Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough

And thanks to Roger Lownsborough here's the sad evidence taken later in 1969 at La Spezia (Italy) showing the remains of Stratheden at the breakers' yard.

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