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Sailors on a launch with a Chinese Ninghai-class light cruiser in the background, Shanghai, China, Aug-Sep 1937

Caption   Sailors on a launch with a Chinese Ninghai-class light cruiser in the background, Shanghai, China, Aug-Sep 1937 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Harrison Forman Collection
Identification Code   fr207157
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Ninghai-class   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Shanghai, China
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Jul 2021

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1. Michel Thouin says:
18 Jul 2021 03:51:02 AM

She is the cChinese cruiser Pinghai.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
19 Jul 2021 10:17:29 AM

Thank you for the identification Michel! Was there a particular hint that made you conclude this ship was Pinghai rather than Ninghai? Both were present in the Shanghai area in the Aug-Sep 1937 timeframe.

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