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Mystery ship Bellasco

Mystery ship Bellasco

No photograper on the back, but written CHUNG HSING.Who can help?

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an identical image may be found on photoship.co.uk-- but no details quoted as to it's provenance.
 

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There is a reference to a Bellasco at this URL http://rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmc/jmmcb.html and it is referred to on the same site here http://rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmc/jmmcm.html referred to as Moviken see as Bellasco. If that is the ship (and I can't see the photo to check) maybe that Moviken was a previous or subsequent name.

Brian
 

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Brian

there is a further reference on the same site to this ship by the alternative name CHUNG HSING quoted by the poster Donald
http://www.rapidttp.com/museum/jmmc/jmmcc.html
The ship was built 1922, UK reg no. 146433, nfd known
 

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Built by J Thorneycroft at Southampton, 1922, as "Bellasco" for Dover Shipping co (J. Bell, managers) Hull, known post 1929 as Bell Line. 1933 sold Wallem & Co, Shanghai, renamed "Morviken", 1934 sold Chung Hsing Coal Mining Co. Ltd., Shanghai, renamed "Chung Hsing". 18 August 1937 sunk by Chinese forces at Shanghai. 24 February 1938 salvage commenced and completed 1 November. After repair to Nisshin K.K.K., Tokyo, renamed "Hensyan Maru". 1939 To Toa K.K.K., renamed "Koyo Maru". 1945 returned to Chung Hsing S.S.Co, renamed "Yuan Hsing". 1949 to Taiwan Chung Hsing S.S. Co., renamed "An Lung". 1959 sold to United Maritime Trust, Keelung, and broken up in Taiwan.
 

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Blimey Dave - no wonder it is a mystery ship with all those name changes.

37 years is a very respectable working life - especially after being brought back from a watery grave!

Brian
 

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