: Hey David,
: The thread below by Lars on EFC 1020 ships
: had me reviewing everything I dug up in that
: thread you posted asking about the Taiping,
: but also finding other stuff not previously
: Well, this time I googled different things
: and got much better results! I googled: ss
: taiping 1949 : and got this wonderful hit:
: I immediately went to link below, found
: Newburgh shipyard, and checked their lists.
: There she is...builder's hull number 18,
: just as the wrecksite link says:
: So, she was not an EFC design at all, let
: alone a Laker built in Manitowoc. She was
: built after that program for Cuyamel Fruit.
: You google her original name--SS
: Choluteca--and you will find images of her
: (complete with Chaquita Banana logo.)
: So there we are. The resemblence of the
: model kit to the real ship is vague. But,
: you already had multiple ideas on what to do
: with the kit when our earlier conversation
: Good luck, whatever route you go! Hope this
: helps some.