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Pakistani passenger ship 'Safina-e-Hujjaj'
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No: 23247   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1967   Manufacturer: Blohm + Voss, Hamburg, Germany   Country: Pakistan
Pakistani passenger ship 'Safina-e-Hujjaj'

Pakistani passenger ship "Safina-e-Hujjaj" (19,116 tons gross, built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg), owned by Pan Islamic Steamship Co., Karachi, at anchor off Karachi in August 1967. She was completed in 1935 as the 17,528-ton transatlantic liner "Potsdam" for Norddeutscher Lloyd. At the end of World War II she was confiscated by the British Government who in 1946 renamed her first "Empire Jewel" & then "Empire Fowey". She was re-engined & refitted as a troopship by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, between 1947 & 1950 and then placed under the management of P&O S.N. Co. She was bought by Pan Islamic in 1960 & scrapped at Gadani Beach in 1976.
Picture added on 20 November 2013 at 09:57
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I was Medical Officer on this ship during Hajj season of 1970 -1971. There were four medical officers for nearly 3000 passengers from Karachi to Jeddah. It was a wonderful ship and I will always remember my days on it.

Added by Dr Ghaffar Mirza on 06 May 2016.
PAST IS ALWAYS A GOOD TREASURE, TO REMMEMBER THIS SHIP WAS ALWAYS REMIND IN MY MY MIND BECAUSE, AFTER
HAJJ SEASON OFF, ONCE I WENT TO VISIT THIS SHIP ANCHORED AT KEMARI FOR SERVICE, WHAT A WONDERFUL SHIP, HUGE ENGINE ROOM, HUGE DIESEL TANKS, BOILER ROOM, STAFF QUATERS BELOW THE DECK, GOOD BYE

Added by MEHMOOD HUSSAIN on 03 July 2018.
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