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British cargo ship 'Chantala' of 1950 (1)
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No: 22077   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: Barclay Curle & Company, Whiteinch, United Kingdom   Country: Saudi Arabia
British cargo ship 'Chantala' of 1950 (1)

British India S.N. Co's "Chantala" (7,551 tons gross, built 1950 by Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd., Whiteinch) at anchor off Jeddah on Christmas Day 1964. She was one of two B.I. "C"-class ships also used as a cadet-training ship (the other being "Chindwara", see picture #21775), with accommodation at various times for 31, 52 and 15 cadets. In 1971 she was sold to Pacific International Lines, Singapore, & renamed "Kota
Sentosa". In 1974 she was sold for scrapping at Tientsin (now Tianjin), China.


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Barclay Curle & Company, Whiteinch, United Kingdom

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