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- M/S "JUTLANDIA" -

- a first generation super container ship of the seventies -
 
 

Built by the B&W shipyard for the East Asiatic Company of Copenhagen.





"JUTLANDIA" represents the first generation super container ships that started to show  up on the oceans in the early seventies.
She and her sister ship  -the "Selandia" - became the "grandmothers" of the big container ships of our time, and since then Denmark has become the home of the biggest fleet of container ships in the World, and is now according to Lloyd's List the greatest maritime nation in Europe.
Danish ship owners now control about 10 % of the World trade at sea, and that is quite amazing when taking the very small size of the country into consideration.
Also it is quite amazing, that more people in Denmark are now employed by the "Blue Denmark" than in the famous farming sector.
 

 This is a "super ship".
 "JUTLANDIA" is the second of the "SELANDIA" class from the East Asiatic Company, and  when those ships came out, they had the biggest diesel engine plants the world had ever seen,- 75.000 bhp - ,delivered by 3 huge B&W diesel engines.
Also they were the fastest merchant ships on the Oceans in those days.
They could do more that 30 knots,- but when I served on her,- the speed was "only" 26 knots in order to save fuel.
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
-a VERY impressing ship approaching the container terminal in Hong Kong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- here with the pilot boat ready to pick up the pilot -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 

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Builders: B & W , Copenhagen
           Delivered:   1972
   Tonnage: 49.890 tons gross weight
 Length overall:  274,6 m.
         Breadth: 32,2 m.
 Propulsion: 3 pcs. B&W diesels, type K84EF
 Service speed:  28.2 knots
 

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M/S "Jutlandia"
           Take note of the split flag.

The East Asiatic Company was the only shipping company in Denmark who were allowed to fly this flag,- which is usually used only on government owned ships. And ,- of course-, also please take note of the ship's impressive bow.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- the stern -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)







Now we are in the seventies.
The nicely rounded sterns you see on the ships from the fifties and the sixties are now gone.
It was much easier,- and cheaper-, just to make it like you see on this picture! Also the beautiful deck sheer disappeared during that time.
 
 



M/S "Jutlandia"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)







The ship appeared massive,- even by to-day's standards. Ships and sailing NEVER became the same after this.
It is said,- that when the East Asiatic Company introduced "SELANDIA" and "JUTLANDIA" on the Far East run,- those two ships replaced 16 of the traditional cargo ships of the "BORIBANA" and "SAMOA" type.
Not only because they were so much bigger, but also because they were very much faster.
Indeed a sad day for the Far East sailors.
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- handling containers in Gothenburg -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- no cranes,- no winches,- only an endless flat steel deck -.
Here we are at sea with very little deck cargo,- so that the huge container deck is exposed.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- the two massive funnels -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
Here is the reason why no cranes were needed on "JUTLANDIA".
In the seventies all major ports built container terminals,- with the type of crane you see on this picture.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Kobe
- here is what it is all about, - containers! -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- in Kobe, -handling thousands of containers -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- Yokohama night , - the ship never sleeps -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- night operation in Yokohama,  - the container deck rapidly filling up -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- at sea again -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- the mighty bulb cutting the waves -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- the wake from three propellers -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- superstructure and funnel casing seen from aft -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- a front view of the massive accomodation -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- through the Panama Canal -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- in the Panama Canal -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- close encounter -
Take note of the difference in size between the passing bulk carrier and the huge "Jutlandia" -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- an open sea, - sailing into dusk -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- the wheel house -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- looking forward -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- looking aft -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jutlandia"
- and more looking aft, - between the two big funnels -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)







NOTE: You can see much more about the "Finest Shipping Company in the World",- the East Asiatic Company of Copenhagen -, at following address   www.snesejler.dk   where a lot of old EAC sailors like myself have contributed with pictures, stories and memories.  A great site well worth a visit for its historical and cultural content, showing how seaman's life was in the "good old days" - - -
 
 

 Click  HERE  for "JUTLANDIA",  part 2 ,- the most impressive engine room -
 

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