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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: Initial cost 285,500
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
Broken up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily News, Friday, 15/06/1923