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TAVRIA - USSR

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I recently acquired this postcard portraying a soviet liner named TAVRIA, as shown on the postcard.

I have no information about this ship, neither found any on internet. Can somebody help me to trace her history?

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There are no historical motorships (teplochody) or steamships (parochody) with this look under the name of TAVRIJA /or more modern English or French transcription: TAVRIYA/ with this name. But there is a novel by the author Zhitinskij where ther is a steamer called PAROHOD TAVRIJA ("Пароход ТАВРИЯ") - maybe there is a book cover or book presentation fantasy or similar - it does not seem to be a professional MORFLOT postcard or painting. As I record it there were neither any war damage ships handed over to the USSR Morflot in 1945/1946 from fascist countries in those years called TAVRIJA - but memory may have gaps of course...

Johan de NAUCLER
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Hello Nauclear

Thanks for your info.

I checked also the records and I found nothing on her.

This is an advertising official Morflot postcard, not from a book or a panflet so I presume this could have been a project for a ship that never sailed.

Let's find this mistery!

Chhers & thanks

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I have actually found a TAVRIYA in old Register books which could be this ship - but not a passenger ship but a larger fish collecting ship belonging to the Ministerstvo Rybnogo Chozjajstvo - built in 1960 at Zavod imeni Nosenko in the very large shipyard city of Nikolaev (Europe's largest shipyard assembly of three large shipyards);
IMO Nr 5354004 and call signal USXN, USSR Register No: M-22329.
Length o.a. 99,35 metres, breadth 14,00 m and draught 5,65 m.
2963 grt/1205 nrt/2 544 dwt and registred homeport of Odessa.

This is the only ship with this name in 1975. This ship did not exist in a Register book I have from 1985. This ship may be one of the very large series built at several shipyards in the USSR: Nosenko(Chernomorskiy SSZ) at Nikolaev, I think also at Okean Yard and also at the Baltija yard in Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. Some ships of the series (sometimes called MAJAKOVSKIJ class) were built as fishery research ships at the Kherson SSZ at Kherson - this maybe one of these units of this large fish trawler and industry ships. They had a look like s smaller passenger ship as the working crew on board was quite lartge maybe up to 100-150 men who lived on board for quite long terms. Some of these ships can be seen on the Kherson shipyard homepage, under research ships I think (it was so last time) - maybe one can compare the postcard here with the site's photos there.

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Johan N
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