TSS CANTON - 1958

from england to the far-east

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Designed to serve with running mates 'Corfu' and 'Carthage', CANTON plied the busy UK - Far East Asia route, making stops at Hong Kong, India and Japan. During the war, CANTON underwent a significant conversion to serve as an armed merchant cruiser before being restored to her former glory as a passenger liner after 1945. Painted all-white and with brilliant buff funnels, the handsome little liner serviced the Far East-Asia route until 1962 when she was scrapped.

CANTON

LENGTH:563’3”

BEAM: 73’3”

DRAUGHT: 29’6”

TONNAGE: 15,784 GRT

MAX SPEED: 20 KN

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THE DRAWING

TSS CANTON

TSS CANTON

This illustration of 'CANTON' was completed over the course of three weeks from May to June 2018 by Michael C Brady and involved around 50 hours of drawing. Original plans and high-definition photographs were studied in order to maintain authenticity. 

Dimensions: 1030mm x 4010mm, 300DPI

 

Like most P&O ships designed to travel long distances, Canton boasted an impressive cargo-handling suite like these boom arms attached to the ship's forward mast.

Like most P&O ships designed to travel long distances, Canton boasted an impressive cargo-handling suite like these boom arms attached to the ship's forward mast.

While very similar in appearance to other P&O liners, Canton featured a distinctive 'tank room' abaft the funnel to ventilate the engine room. This deckhouse featured three skylights which could be swung into a position allowing fresh air to enter the engine rooms.

While very similar in appearance to other P&O liners, Canton featured a distinctive 'tank room' abaft the funnel to ventilate the engine room. This deckhouse featured three skylights which could be swung into a position allowing fresh air to enter the engine rooms.

Canton's hull admiships. The dark objects beneath the lifeboats are purchase reels covered under tarpaulins.

Canton's hull admiships. The dark objects beneath the lifeboats are purchase reels covered under tarpaulins.

Canton's elegant 'cruiser' stern and details of her hull. Note the wet-weather stanchions erected on the poop deck, as well as the signage warning smaller vessels of the ship's submerged propellors.

Canton's elegant 'cruiser' stern and details of her hull. Note the wet-weather stanchions erected on the poop deck, as well as the signage warning smaller vessels of the ship's submerged propellors.

 
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