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Name: RANPURA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/09/1924
Completed: 08/04/1925
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 532
Dimensions: 16688grt, 9331nrt, 548.3 x 71.3 x 43.2ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (32.5, 46.5, 67 & 96 x 60ins) 2403nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148119
History:
08/04/1925 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co, Newcastle
1943 Admiralty
25/05/1961 Broken up
Comments: 30/011/1939: Requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser HMS RANPURA
She was armed with 8 x 6ins guns
1943: Sold to the Admiralty and converted to a repair ship
25/05/1961: Broken up at La Spezia


Above photo showing RANPURA leaving the Tyne is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as RANPURA courtesy of Kevin Blair

RANPURA at anchor by Jack Spurling

HMS RANPURA as a repair ship

HMS RANPURA as a repair ship. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair