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1973-01-074
"Gong Nong Bing 6"
Photographed on the Huangpu River in 1973
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Looks as if this old-timer is the former "Ponce" from 1899 which makes her 74 years old when I took this picture on the Huangpu.
The Chinese name "Gong Nong Bing" means "Worker Peasant Soldier", - and during the Cultural Revolution there were many ships carrying that name followed by a number in order to distinguish the many ships with similar names from each other - - - -
And this one is number 6 - - - -
One problem is, that apparently the numbers were often changed, - like the Chinese also did on their navy ships -, so that it is difficult to keep track of what is what - - -

Passenger/cargo ship built as "Ponce" in 1899 in USA for US flag, - Tons: 3503, - LPP: 96,6 m, - Beam: 12,8 m, - , Propulsion: Steam Engine - 12 knots
Renamed "King Hsing" 1946, - "Vest Bay" 1950 , - "Tai Er Chuang" 1951, - "Chung Hsing 9" 1952, - "Min Chu 1" in the mid 50'es, - "Gong Nong Bing 6" 1967, - Further fate unknown.

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