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JINSAN

JINSAN

Hongkong, 18 June 1964

1937: Built at Leith as MULUBINBA
1959: KURANDA
1963: JINSAN (registered Kuching)
1966: JETLEY
1967: EDMARIA
1969: KIN WAH
1969: October 15th sunk by VietCong limpet mine at Nha Trang.

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Good photo Petroc, I sailed to Vietnam for 8 months 1969 -1970 on the M/T Mary Else Tholstrup and I was in Nha Trang December 1969 and the one thing that sticks in my mind was when you entered the harbour the first thing that you saw was the 2 masts of a ship sticking up out of the water, we were told that it was the result of a ship being mined. The shipwreck must have been the Jinsan/Kin Wah as there were no other wrecks in the area.

Cheers Frank
 

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Exactly the same weather / same scene as when I sailed out first time at sea except the ship and the year, the passage here meant for a last see-off and farewell to my house which was just abeam the starboard side of the vessel, very nostalgic pic for me thank you Petroc

The Taiwanese owned ' Kin Wah ' was a familar sight in the harbour in the 60's, she must be a strong ship having survived all the winter monsoon as many small ships were caught victim in the winter Pacific

Regards / ww
 

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Does anyone have any idea of her previous owners. Her first two names suggest Aussie but I can find no trace of her.
Regards, Roy.
 

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As MULUBINBA she was built for Newcastle & Hunter River Steamship Company of N.S.W. Australia, Newcastle, NSW. They held unto her until the 1950's. In 1959 Southern Shipping Co Ltd, also Newcastle, sold her to John Burke, Brisbane, who renamed her KURANDA.
 

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