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CAMITO (1956) & EMPIRE KEN

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photograph, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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Product information

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.

Technical specifications

Brand: unbranded
Condition: Used
Product Code: XRM191a

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