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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:TAT LEEAdded:Jul 30, 2013
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Under 3000gt)
photo 1977 Malacca Straits, taken from a light aircraft by late Peter Foxley based at Penang, Malaysia.
scan with permission of Keith Wood owned Airfoto neg with copyright.

The Trang built by Straits Steamship at its own yard at Sungei Nyok was very similar but had goalpost rather than pole masts. She was completed in 1954, 377 grt, Yard No.71

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albertomou on Aug 04, 2013 09:20 (8 years ago)
This was a former Empire May series of coasters built UK 1945-46.394 grt, 46m o.a. 8Kn. steam emgine. Maybe ex portuguese Timor vessel , the Dom Aleixo ,built at Bristol 1946
Chris Howell on Jul 31, 2013 04:25 (8 years ago)
Thanks also to my buddy Keith of 40 years plus who had the foresight to buy the negs !
Captain Ted on Jul 31, 2013 00:36 (8 years ago)
Darn Chris,,you doing it again :-) great postings !!
Chris Howell on Jul 30, 2013 20:34 (8 years ago)
Thanks for help, but I do not think she is the ex Dragon, as Onehunga worked in NZ waters and was accommodation and engines aft, unless she was rebuilt after sale.
Dеnis on Jul 30, 2013 11:42 (8 years ago)
Nice looking coaster!
Adrian Ford on Jul 30, 2013 08:13 (8 years ago)
Hello Chris

I have found this vessel,
Tat Lee 5263621
914gr 453n 1270 dwt
1948 - 11 Uddevallavarvet yd # 110
82.49 9.61 4.382
ex Tropic Winds - 76 Jean Phillipe -73 Onehunga - 68 Tullan - 62 Dragon - 60

Hope this is the one as only one i could find

Best Regards
Chris Howell on Jul 30, 2013 07:54 (8 years ago)
Does anyone have any details, can't find her in Lloyds or Mirimar
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