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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 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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