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Parthia III (UK)

Cunard Line, 1963 - 1971
later renamed Wambiri, Starship 1, and Rice Trader

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The third UK ship Parthia was found on the Cunard web site, but with no information. Here is what I've so far:
- In 1971, sold to Australia and renamed Wambiri, then renamed Starship 1.
- In 1979, Greek owners renamed her Rice Trader  
- In 1984, broken up in India

Pictures:
Wambiri
- Pemberton, Barry Maxwell, Australian coastal shipping (Carlton, Vic [Australia]: Melbourne University Press, 1979), p. 33
- Fildes, R. D. The ships that serve Australia and New Zealand, 2nd ed. (Sydney: Searail Productions, 1980), p. 6
Rice Trader
- 1980 picture taken in South Africa available from South African Maritime Museum, John H Marsh Maritime Collection


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