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The 'City of Simla' Entering Locks

The 'City of Simla' Entering Locks

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T2535. The S.S. 'City of Simla', built in 1921, was part of the Ellerman's City Line. In this photograph it is about to enter a set of locks on the Manchester Ship Canal and is being guided in by tugs from the Ship Canal Company, the one at the rear being the M.S.C. 'Ralph Brocklebank', later to be refurbished and renamed the M.S.C. 'Daniel Adamson'. During the Second World War the 'City of Simla' was in convoy number OB-216, sailing just off the Hebrides when it was sunk by U-Boat U138, commanded by Wolfgang L'th. L'th was to become one of Germany's most highly decorated U-Boat Aces during the Second World War.
PublisherSalford City Council
Contributor
Creatorcorporatename - Mack & Co, Commercial Photographers, Manchester
Datecreation - 1933-10-30
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 235mm
dimension.W - 289mm
Identifier386.47.
SourceSalford Local History Library
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Unknown
RightsManchester Ship Canal Company
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