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MONGOLIAN PRINCE

Mongolian Prince 1917, seen at Vancouver, Sold as Istok 1929, ex Verdala 1913

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MONGOLIAN PRINCE (1917 - 1928)
O.N. 133113. 5,880g. 3,725n. 423.5 x 56.0 x 28.7 feet.
T.3-cyl. (27”, 45” & 75” x 48”) engine by Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock. 537nhp. 11 kts.
14.3.1913: Launched as VERDALA by Russell & Company, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 646) for Steamship Verdala Company Ltd., (Gow, Harrison & Company Ltd, managers).
4.1913: Completed.
1914 – 12.3.1915: New Zealand Expeditionary Force Transport.
13.3.1915 until 12.9.1916: Expeditionary Force Transport.
7.1917: Sold to Prince Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
21.11.1917: Renamed MONGOLIAN PRINCE.
28.6.1928: British registry closed - sold to Jugoslavenska Lloyd a.d., Dubrovnik and renamed ISTOK.
1940: Sold to Crest Shipping Company, London and renamed MAYCREST.
4.8.1944: Sunk as a blockship off the Normandy beaches.
 

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