This Russian liner I photographed from a harbour ferry in the 1970s. It is ex British Cunard line, but its name is not quite readable, not helped by the Russian way of presenting names. I’m presuming the image has not been posted the wrong way around!
Russian merchant ships often visited the dockyards at Hung Hom for maintenance and repair. The local newspapers claimed these were an excuse for spying missions in the colony as there were major dockyards in the Soviet Far East they could have used.
An internet search offers the choice of two Cunard vessels:-
“Carmania and Franconia eventually began new careers under the “Hammer & Sickle” as the Leonid Sobinov and Fedor Shalyapin. The sisters received very few interior changes before beginning careers as Soviet cruise ships, travelling all over the world. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1989, the vessels became owned by the Ukraine, although nominally belonging to Maltese holding companies. Their condition deteriorated over the next few years and they were both laid up in the Black Sea in 1995.”