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1973-01-099
"Theraios"

Swedish built, - Greec owned, -  classic cargo ship photographed in Lagos, - 1973
Launched & Commissioned: 1935, - DWT.: 4760, - LPP.: 107,7 m, - Beam: 15,3 m, - Propulsion: 1 Diesel, - 14 Knots
Launched as "Birkaland", - Renamed: 1960 "Browind", - 1966 "Theraios, - Scrapped 1978
 
 
 


1973-01-075
"Dong Fang Hong 9" and behind "Gong Nong Bing 13"
Photographed on the Huangpu River, Shanghai in 1973
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Another "problem photo" from Red China taken during the Cultural Revolution, but the "problem" has now been solved, thanks to some external help with the proper identification - - - -
The military green passenger ship coming from the left is clearly the "Dong Fang Hong No. 9", because the name says so, - it is one of the Chinese standard names meaning "The East is Red" followed by a number.
The combined passenger/cargo ship behind is one of the many ships with the standard name "Gong Nong Bing" , - "Worker Peasant Soldier" -, followed by a number, which in this case is "13", but on this photo it is not possible to see the number - - - -
Take note of the gun on the aft part of the ship - - -

The military green painted Yangtse lower river steamer, - "Dong Fang Hong 9" -, is ex. "Paowo" from 1930
Tons: 2517, - LPP.: 85,5 m., - Beam: 14,7 m, - Propulsion: 2 propellers, Steam Engine, - Speed: 12 knots
Built as "Paowo" in 1930, - Renamed "Rasan Maru" in 1942, - "Paowo" in 1946, - "Sze Ming" in 1946, - "Chiang (Kiang) Ming in 1949, - and finally in 1967 renamed "Dong Fang Hong 9", - and she appears to have been withdrawn in 1984.

The combined passenger/dry cargo ship behind is the "Gong Nong Bing 13", - was built in 1943 for Japanese flag as "Tsinan Maru" - (Or in Japanese "Sainan Maru".)
Tons: 3232, - LPP.: 93 m, - Beam: 13,7 m, Propulsion: Steam engine, - 12 knots.
Sank after hitting a mine in 1944, - salvaged in the 1950'es and renamed "Min Chu 13" until around 1967 when she was renamed "Gong Nong Bing 13.
Scrapped in 1982.
 
 



1974-03-058
"Lien Hsing"
Photographed in Kaohsiung 1974
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in 1939 as "Shinko Maru" by Uraga Dock, Japan, for Japanese Flag.
Tons: 2578, - LPP.: 90,8 m, - Beam: 13,7 m., -Propulsion: Steam Engine, 11 knots.
Renamed "Kana Maru No. 2" in 1961, - and "Golden Buffalo" in 1966, - and "Yuan Ta" in 1970, - and "Chi Fa" in 1972, - and "Lien Hsing" in 1973.
Last trace 1975, - and finally deleted in 1992.
 
 




"Homeric"
 - still looking fantastic although she is soon bound to "die" -
Photographed at the scrapyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built as "Mariposa" in 1931 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. in Quincy, U.S.A. for US flag.
This ship is quite famous. Owned by Matson Line she served together with her two sister ships on the San Francisco - Hawaii - South Pacific- Australia run. Together with her two sister ships they were referred to as "the Great Matson Liners". She served during WW2 as a troop carrier.
Tons: 18017, - LPP.: 184,1 m., - Beam: 24,2 m., - Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, - 25.000 Shp., 23 knots max., - 21,5 knots service speed.
Renamed "Homeric" in 1954, - broken up in Kaohsiung 1974.  See more in:  "WHEN SHIPS DIE"
 
 



The "Homeric" again, - and "Nieuw Amsterdam" behind - - -
 Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Details of "Niew Amsterdam":  Built in 1938 in Rotterdam for Dutch flag.
Tons: 36287, - DWT.: 8221, - LOA.: 231,2 m., - Beam: 26,9 m., - Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, - 20,5 knots. Broken up in Kaohsiung 1974.





1974-04-037
Holland - America Line's "Nieuw Amsterdam".
Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

"Nieuw Amsterdam":
Built in Rotterdam in 1938.  Tons: 36287, - DWT.: 8221, - LOA.: 231,2 m., - Beam: 26,9 m., - Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, - 20,5 knots.
Broken up in Kaohsiung 1974, - see more:  "WHEN SHIPS DIE"
 
 





1974-04-038
Holland - America Line's "Nieuw Amsterdam".
Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


1974-04-039
Holland - America Line's "Nieuw Amsterdam".
Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)



 

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