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Soviet passenger ship 'Khabarovsk' of 1962
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No: 23728   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1970   Manufacturer: MTW, Wismar, Germany   Country: Japan
Soviet passenger ship 'Khabarovsk' of 1962

Vladivostok-registered passenger/cargo ship "Khabarovsk" (5,235 tons gross, built 1962 by Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany), operated by the Far East Shipping Co., leaving Yokohama in December 1970. She first served on the Nakhodka (near Vladivostok) to Japan service & later between Singapore & Australia. She was sold in 1988 to Crosby Corp. of Panama & renamed "Sounds of Orient" but was reported "out of service" the following year. She was a near-sister to the 1959-built "Grigory Ordjonikidze" (see picture 22979)
Picture added on 05 February 2014 at 08:27
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I was a passenger from Perth to Singapore in 1972. I still have my boarding pass! It was fun to stand on the foredeck and watch the flying fish spring up from the bough every time it crashed into a wave. Fond memories of the trip.

Added by Martin on 11 March 2017.
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