greek MV Parnon [+1954]
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nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1941
weight (tons) 724  grt
dimensions 62.6 x 10.1 x -- m
engine 1 diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
speed 16  knots
yard no. 1096
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 16/07/1954  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
last owner
[1]Efthimiou D., Piraeus
MV Parnon [+1954]
period 1952 ~ 1954
prev. owners
[2]Samartzopoulos K., Piraeus
MV Constantine S.
period 1950 ~ 1952
[3]Cia Maritima Mensabe SA, Panama
SS Laconia
period 1949 ~ 1950
[4]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Alisma
period 1941 ~ 1949
[5]Marine Nationale Française - French Navy
SS Pertuisane
period 1940 ~ 1941
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2500 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 14/03/2014
Lettens Jan18/05/2009
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Allen Tony04/05/2012Parnon MV foundered on the 16th July 1954 when on route from Marseille for Eleusis with a cargo of ammonium sulphate.

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About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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