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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.
Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough
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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