photograph/photo-card, publisher/age not known, minor faults,
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: XRM191
CAMITO (Elders & Fyffes)
Passenger and cargo liner, a 'banana boat', built by Alex Stephen & Son, Glasgow, that entered service in 1956. Her usual route was Rotterdam - Southampton - Jamaica. Broken up at Kaohsiung in 1973.
EMPIRE KEN (Ministry Of War Transport)
Built in 1928 by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, for the Deutsche East Africa Line as the passenger liner Ubena. Requisitioned in 1939 by the German navy as a U-Boat depot ship. Converted to a hospital ship in 1945, before being taken for a prize by the British and renamed Empire Ken by the Ministry Of War Transport. Converted to a troopship on the River Clyde. She was scrapped in 1957 at Dalmuir and Troon.
|£1.44postcard, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm