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NANKIN

Nankin + Tug Euro At Melbourne.

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EDIT: NANKIN, P&O (and later Eastern & Australian SS Co Ltd ) pax/cargo liner.

I am normally not too keen on pre-1920s liners as they all look the same to me, but this really is a gem! The cliché "yachtlike" comes to mind.
 

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EDIT: corrected ship data from Miramar for the NANKIN:

IDNo: 1131857 Year: 1912
Name: NANKIN Keel:
Type: Passenger/cargo Launch Date: 18.5.12
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 2.7.12

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Tons: 6853 Link: 1583
DWT: Yard No: 320
Length overall: Ship Design:
LPP: 137.1 Country of build: GBR
Beam: 15.9 Builder: Caird & Co
Material of build: Location of yard: Greenock
Number of
screws/Mchy/
Speed(kn): 2Q-14

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Naval or paramilitary marking :
A: *
End: 1942

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Subsequent History:
42 LEUTHEN

Disposal Data:
explosion (UCKERMARK) Yokohama 30.11.42

comment RD: the UCKERMARK was moored next to the LEUTHEN and exploded, destroying both herself, the LEUTEHN (ex-NANKIN) and the German raider THOR.
 

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threebs, you are right, this is indeed the NANKIN. My bad! See here the same ship:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=323606#
 

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