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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:SAFINA-E-HUJJAJAdded:Jan 10, 2019
Location:Karachi, Pakistan
Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
Passenger ship “Safina-e-Hujjaj” at anchor off Karachi, August 1967
Owner: Pan-Islamic Steamship Co., Karachi
Flag: Pakistan
Port of registry: Karachi
Builder: Blohm & Voss K.a.A., Hamburg
Gross tons: 19,116
Length overall: 193.18 m
Engines: 6 steam turbines geared to 2 shafts, by A. Stephen & Sons., Glasgow
Passengers: 4 De-Luxe, 162 1st Class, 295 2nd Class, 2,141 3rd Class
Launched January 1935 as “Potsdam” for Hamburg-America Line but sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd before completion in June of that year; originally 17,528 tons gross & 286 passengers
Requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) 1939 & used as an accommodation & troopship during the war.
Taken over by the British Government 1946 & placed under the Ministry of War Transport (Ministry of Transport from 1946); initially renamed “Empire Jewel” & later “Empire Fowey”
Underwent extensive refitting & conversion to troopship (including replacement of her original Blohm & Voss engines) 1947-1950 by A. Stephen & Sons., Glasgow. After completion placed under management of Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co., London
Bought 1960 by Pan-Islamic
Sold November 1976 for scrapping at Gadani Beach, Pakistan
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OceanCraft on Jan 10, 2019 08:45 (6 days ago)
LR: 530489, IMO: 5304891
rd77 on Jan 10, 2019 08:38 (6 days ago)
Wow! Few good pics around of this classic.
Patalavaca on Jan 10, 2019 08:35 (6 days ago)
Fond memories of seeing some of the Hajj ships in the Gulf and as here, at Karachi. There were some mighty old ships engaged in the trade. One can only wonder, when going for scrap in 1976 at 41 years old, what 'aromas' pervaded the accommodation...

Regards, Rick
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