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Photographer:Dave Leonard [View profile]Title:InchangaAdded:Jun 23, 2005
Captured:IMO:5516000Hits:2,273
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
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Andrew Weir and co,Bank Line,One of 3 Sisters Inchanga,Isipingo,and Incomati,built 1934 7069/7069/7369tons.Incomati sunk by sub 1943.
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IMO:5516000
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Werner on Jun 16, 2005 12:36 (11 years ago)
I was also puzzling around that ship, found it already, but Ralph was quicker. (Congratulations !)

It should be the "Inchanga", if the date is correct, the ""Isipingo" - as I know - was already withdrawn from service and the "Incomati" - as already said, was sunk on July, 18th 1943 by the german sub "U 508" (KKpt Staats) about 200 nM south of Lagos.

The motorships were built 1934 at Workman, Clarks in Belfast for Andrew Weir, Shipping & Trading Ltd. and went straight into the companie's Rangoon-Colombo-East- and South Africa services.
Dimensions about 7000 ts
403x57x32 ft
Passengers 50-I.Cl.,20-II.Cl. and about 500 in the Tween Deck.
The ship had an Outdoor-swimming-pool (not common for british ships at those years) and -as said- a barber shop, which was also heavily frequented by other ships-officers in harbour.

For me, it was clear, the ship could never be Portuguese, because of the funnel and a "clear" British appearance, so I found her at last at the Red_Duster, Bank Line-History side. (There is also a small picture of "Isipingo"...

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/AWEIR.htm

But anyhow, another gratulation to Simon for his very rare, excellent nostalgic fotos !! Thanks a lot !!

Nice Regards from Vienna
Werner
Werner on Jun 16, 2005 12:35 (11 years ago)
I was also puzzling around that ship, found it already, but Ralph was quicker. (Congratulations !)

It should be the "Inchanga", if the date is correct, the ""Isipingo" - as I know - was already withdrawn from service and the "Incomati" - as already said, was sunk on July, 18th 1943 by the german sub "U 508" (KKpt Staats) about 200 nM south of Lagos.

The motorships were built 1934 at Workman, Clarks in Belfast for Andrew Weir, Shipping & Trading Ltd. and went straight into the companie's Rangoon-Colombo-East- and South Africa services.
Dimensions about 7000 ts
403x57x32 ft
Passengers 50-I.Cl.,20-II.Cl. and about 500 in the Tween Deck.
The ship had an Outdoor-swimming-pool (not common for british ships at those years) and -as said- a barber shop, which was also heavily frequented by other ships-officers in harbour.

For me, it was clear, the ship could never be Portuguese, because of the funnel and a "clear" British appearance, so I found her at last at the Red_Duster, Bank Line-History side. (There is also a small picture of "Isipingo"...

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/AWEIR.htm

But anyhow, another gratulation to Simon for his very rare, excellent nostalgic fotos !! Thanks a lot !!

Nice Regards from Vienna
Werner
rd77 on Jun 16, 2005 07:46 (11 years ago)
no problem Dave!

This picture has stirred quite a bit of conversation on a discussion group I belong to, and I can now add the following information:

it is certainly the INCHANGA, seen departing Port Elizabeth for Cape Town, on November 9th, 1960. Picture was not taken by Alex Duncan, but comes from his collection, which now belongs to Ships in Focus publications.
Dave Leonard on Jun 16, 2005 07:28 (11 years ago)
Thanks for that Ralph,it certainly looks that Inchanga is completely correct.Not certain who Alex Duncan is, but the wooden pilot boat is the "St Croix"an old wooden Pilot boat used for many years in Port Elizabeth.Maybe Alex was in PE 1960 and took a similar photo?Once again good call,Cheers Dave
rd77 on Jun 15, 2005 10:52 (11 years ago)
Hi, I've been asking around on the Net about this one, and the ship is Bank Line's INCHANGA. By the way, the person who took the picture is the late Alex Duncan...

Rgds.,

Ralph
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