|Photographer:||Jaksa Kivela [View profile]||Title:||NANKIN||Added:||Sep 14, 2007|
||General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Over 3000gt)|
|Nankin at Hong Kong harbour ca. 1921
BUILDER: Caird & Co., Greenlock, Scotland
GROSS TONNAGE: 6 846
DIMENSIONS: 137.2m X 15.8m, Draught 8.5m
POWER: Quadrouple-expansion - 4500 IHP
SERVICE SPEED: 14 knots
PASSENGER DECKS: Three
LIVERY: White hull (later black) stone superstructure, black funnel, red boot-topping.
Served in WWII - on 10 May 1942 bound for Colombo from Fremantle, she was badly damaged by the German raider THOR. She was repaired in situ by the THOR's crew and was steamed to Yokohama where she was given the name LEUTHEN. During her reconstruction she was berthed alongside THOR and Hamburg-America Line's tanker UCKERMARK when UCKERMARK exploded in a ball of fire, resulting in loss of all three ships.