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Name: TALMA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/06/1923
Completed: 13/09/1923
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 529
Dimensions: 10000grt, 6154nrt, 451.0 x 59.3 x 36.8ft
Engines: Q4cyl (29, 41.5, 59 & 85 x 54ins), 900nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147875
History:
13/09/1923 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
29/05/1949 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Calcutta to the Far East service at a cost of £285,502
Accommodation for 60 x 1st, 74 x 2nd Class & 3136 deck passengers
Used as a troop ship during WW2
12/04/1949: Sold to BISCO for 32,000, delivered at Bombay
14/04/1949: Left Bombay in tow of tug TWYFORD
29/05/1949: Arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up
05/1949: Broken up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

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Shields Daily News, Friday, 15/06/1923