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M/S "Jacob Jebsen"

- China Trader from Aabenraa, Denmark -






Following pictures are all submitted by Karl Jensen, - Australia -, who as a child had the privilege to sail with typical China traders like the "Jacob Jebsen" - - -
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark -
- the photo is most likely taken in Hong Kong during the sixties/seventies -
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark -
- "Jacob Jebsen" loading in Bangkok -
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark -
- "Jacob Jebsen" loading in Bangkok -
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark -
- "Jacob Jebsen" loading in Bangkok -
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark -
- "Jacob Jebsen" loading in Bangkok -
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- life boat drill -
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Entering a tropical storm in the South China Sea bound for Hong Kong, - loaded with cattle.
Photographed in 1967 - 1968
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
- loading cattle in Bangkok -
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Loaded with cattle for Hong Kong.
Photographed in the South China Sea, 1967 - 1968.
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Crew relaxing on cargo hatch No. 2
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"

Engineers, - Jens Jensen to the left and Kurt to the right -, just finished their duty in the engine room, and now enjoying a well deserved cold "San Miguel" beer - - - -
Photographed in 1967)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)





Above situation might require some explanation - - - -
It might be difficult to understand for "land-lubbers", but this is actually one of the very best situations you could have as a sailor in those days - - -
You have to imagine, that those two guys you see on the picture, have just emerged to the real world from a nightmare of unbearable heat, bad air and a noise level so strong, that had it been a business ashore, it would have been closed down on the spot by the proper authorities - - -
The relief and joy you feel after emerging from the engine room to real fresh, cool and clean air after several long, hard, hot and noisy hours in such a hostile environment, cannot be described - - - -
You simply HAVE to try it yourself in order to fully understand how it feels to be free for a while, and be able to breathe clean ocean air, - which by the way is much better than any other air you can breathe -, and then just sit there and sip an ice cold "San Mig" , while your body cools down and relaxes, and you are just watching the ocean and the sky, - in good company -, and in complete harmony with the universe, while the ship gently, gently rolls over the ocean - - - -
This is a feelig that cannot be properly described, - but only experienced - - -
 
 




M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
The engine top
(Submitted by Karl Jensen)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
The "tunnel".
This is the long tunnel that houses the propeller shaft from the main engine to the propeller.
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)

Although those "tunnels" usually were quite restricted in size, they did in fact take up quite a lot of cargo space in the aft cargo holds.
The long bulge created by this "tunnel" , - right along the bottom of the lower cargo holds -, also made stovage more complicated in those holds.
For the shipowner it was therefore a great step forward, when they started to built ships with the engine rooms aft, saving this long tunnel, and also at the same time saving the midship section for cargo, instead of using this large, precious section for the engine room - - -
But for us old sailors, - it was a disaster - - -
The old ships with a nice and spacious engine room midships were much better than those narrow and small engine rooms you see nowadays where everything has to be stuffed into a place as small as possible and as far aft as possible - - -
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
The bridge
- take note of the real wood panels covering the bulkheads -
Photographed about 1967 - 1968
(Submitted by Karl Jensen, Australia)
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
A relaxing time in the Master's day room before Christmas dinner
- again, - take note of the genuine wooden bulkhead panels, -no plastic here -
Photographed about 1967 - 1968.
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
The engine top.
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Chinese crew relaxing on the poop.
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
Main engine view.
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
A look into the workshop.
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 
 


M/S "Jacob Jebsen"
The main engine maneuever stand.
The red wheel with the two handles are for starting/stopping and controlling the rpm of the main engine.
Photographed, - possibly in Bangkok -, on April 11th.1966.)
(Submitted by Karl Jensen , Australia)
 
 


"Jacob Jebsen" - two Captains
To the right, - well known Jebsen Captain, - Georg Rhod Hansen -,together with his father,- Captain Jens Hansen.
(Most likely photographed sometimes in the fifties.)
(Photo submitted by Frans Josef Meyer)
 

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