SS Min undergoing sea trials Built by John Readhead & Sons in their West Yard South Shields for Mercantile SS Co Ltd(E Hain & Sons), St Ives. This 4694 grt Cargo Ship was completed in July long, beam & draught. She was powered b
SS Tabaristan( shown here c.1970 as SS Hai Ning). Built by John Readhead & Sons for the Strick Line & completed in June '47. She was 7173 grt, 458ft long, 59ft beam and 29.1/2 draught. Powered by a T3cyl steam engine and LP turbine her single screw could give a speed of 12.5kts. Sold to Asimi Maritine Co & renamed SS St.Grigorius in '68, she was almost immediately resold to Southern Shipping & Enterprise of Hong Kong & renamed SS Hai Ning. Scrspped 16/11/71.