MS EQUATOR (OFRU, LR/IMO)
Valmistunut/completed: 1953.1.31, Turku, Wärtsilä-Koncernen Ab Crichton-Vulcan
7800 DWT, 6300 BHP, 139.40 x 17.68 x 7.83 m
1950.5.9: ordered by Ab Finland-Amerika Linjen Oy, Helsinki
1952.3.15: EQUATOR, launched. Suomen Höyrylaiva Oy - Finska Ångfartygs Ab, Helsinki (Finland-Amerika Linjen was merged with SHO-FÅA April 22nd). 1952.12.31: Contract was forwarded to Sovjets on request of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
1953.1.31: ARCHANGELSK. Sudoimport, Sovjet (Baltic Shipping Co, Leningrad). 1963.9.4: enroute Black Sea - Cuba in dense fog in Bosphorus collided into a house and killed three people. Refloated 4th Oct. 1971: ARKHANGELSK, same owners
1979: demolished Leningrad