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Photographer:Jaksa Kivela [View profile]Title:NANKINAdded:Sep 14, 2007
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Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Over 3000gt)
Description:
Nankin at Hong Kong harbour ca. 1921

BUILDER: Caird & Co., Greenlock, Scotland
LAUNCHED: 1911
GROSS TONNAGE: 6 846
DIMENSIONS: 137.2m X 15.8m, Draught 8.5m
POWER: Quadrouple-expansion - 4500 IHP
SCREWS: Twin
SERVICE SPEED: 14 knots
PASSENGER DECKS: Three
CREW: 100
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.
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friendship on Dec 12, 2006 20:15 (10 years ago)
ERROR
UCKERMARK was a 22 kn speed supplyship & tanker -Troßschiff- of the German navy (Deutsche Kriegsmarine).
Regards friendship!
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