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  1. Ship Research
    During the late 60s - early 70s, China sometimes purchased ships, nominally for scrap, but were later discovered to have been used for trading. Because of the secretive nature of the regime at the time and photography being largely banned at Chinese ports, these ships were frequently only...
  2. Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service
    As I understand it, SS Marie Moller was a British-built salvage tug registered and owned in Shanghai by the beginning of WW2. As a family member was in the RNR as Marie Moller's engineer, I am assuming that the British Navy must have leased or contracted appropriate local vessels to be support...
  3. CHINESE PRAU

    CHINESE PRAU

  4. Peng Hang, Shen Zhen

    Peng Hang, Shen Zhen

    The tanker Peng Hang, Shen Zhen. Photographed in the Pearl River delta, near Huangpu Military Academy, Guangzhou, China.
  5. Nanhai 218

    Nanhai 218

    The Tug Nanhai 218, photographed in the Peal River delta, Guangzhou, China near the Huangpu Military Academy. Behind is the tanker Shun Yuan 108.
  6. The little red book

    The little red book

    Who remembers Mao's little red book. When we were chartered to the Chinese Govt. in 1965 we were given a large box of these books to distribute to persons in ports we visited. Next trip we told the Chinese that they were well received and could we have more this trip. We got quite a few boxes this t
  7. P+O's China

    P+O's China

    P+Os China Print of sketch by R.Quiller Lane
  8. BLUE STAR

    BLUE STAR

    Malta 1960's Built as Texaco managed tanker China in 1938 for subsidiary company Balboa Transport of Panama. Visited NZ 1938,1943,1944,1946 Sold 1949 and renamed San Pedro Sold 1956 and renamed Blue Star and rebuilt as Bulk carrier 1967 broken up Split
  9. TOPAZ Jafiliya

    TOPAZ Jafiliya

    Vessel nearing completion in Fuzhou. Delivery scheduled for late December 2008.
  10. TOPAZ Jafiliya

    TOPAZ Jafiliya

    Launched on the 6th of November 2008 in Fuzhou, China. She is the fourth and last in the class to be delivered to NICO Middle East. She will join her sisters TOPAZ Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Jaddaf at the end of January in Qatar.
  11. TOPAZ Jafiliya

    TOPAZ Jafiliya

    Launched on the 6th of November 2008 in Fuzhou, China. She is the fourth and last in the class to be delivered to NICO Middle East. She will join her sisters TOPAZ Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Jaddaf at the end of January in Qatar. She is a conventional 5,150 bhp AHTS.
  12. TOPAZ Jafiliya

    TOPAZ Jafiliya

    Launched on the 6th of November 2008 in Fuzhou, China. She is the fourth and last in the class to be delivered to NICO Middle East. She will join her sisters TOPAZ Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Jaddaf at the end of January in Qatar.
  13. Jimei

    Jimei

    The Jimei seen at Kowloon, Hong Kong. I suspect she runs betwen mainland China and Hong Kong and arrived late in the afternoon
  14. CHINA 1837

    CHINA 1837

  15. Nantong

    Nantong

    If you ever come to Nantong in China, I suggest you visit this place. (If it still there). There were numerus similar places along the road, all advertising different leisure activities.
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