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Name Official number Flag IMO
NAHLIN  161925  GBR  1009417 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1930  28/04/1930  10/07/1930 
Vessel type Vessel description
Yacht   Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  533 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1391 grt / 556 nrt / 1574 tm, 2050 disp 300.0 ft  36.0 ft  21.0 ft  14.5 ft 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
Four single-reduction Brown-Curtis geared turbines, 4000shp. 17½kn 2 oil-fired Yarrow boilers. 2-screw.

Post 2005 re-engined, diesel-electric by MTU, Friedrichshafen
Twin M16cyl (165 x 190mm) 4SA Vee 5004bhp driving 2 electric motors (each 2000kW), 16kn  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Lady Annie Henrietta Yule  Glasgow  17/07/1929 
Other names
1937 LUCEAFARUL - RASARITUL - TRANSILVANIA - 1948 LIBERTATEA - 1999 NAHLIN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1937 King Carol II of Romania
1940 Romanian Government - Ministry of Culture
1948 Romanian Navy
1953 Romanian Government
197x Regal SA - reg Galatz
1999 Edmiston & Co Ltd - Nicholas Edmiston, London - reg Glasgow
2005 Zarqa Marine Ltd, Derby
2006 Blue Bay Marine Ltd, Douglas IOM
2011 ATO Marine LLP (Sir James & Lady Dyson), London 
Vessel history
Designed by G L Watson & Co, Glasgow
1939-1948 laid up

1953 converted to cruise ship
1970s became a floating restaurant on the Danube.

1999 arrived at Liverpool for refit by Cammell Laird who later went into receivership.
27/07/2005 left Liverpool for completion of refit by Nobiskrug, Rendsburg and finally by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 
Remarks
Names RASARITUL, TRANSILVANIA not confirmed
Reported bought by Sir James Dyson from Sir Anthony Bamford.
Nahlin is the only John Brown built vessel still in service (2017). 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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