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"Justice"
(Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
This great classic is the original "Quebec", - built in Canada for French flag in 1948.
Dwt.: 4986 tons, - Loa.: 113,6 m, - Beam: 14,8 m, - Propulsion: Uniflow piston steam engine, - 10,5 knots
Renamed "Wing Soon" in 1967, - "Tung Ho" in 1971, - "Justice" in 1973, - and scrapped in Kaohsiung, Taiwan 1975
 
 
 
 
 


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"Tailungshan"
Photographed in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour in 1973
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Classic Hansa-B type built at Nakskov 1947 for Danish flag as "London", - here as "Tailungshan" under Sopmalia flag and obvioulsly Chinese operated.
DWT.: 5300 tons, - LOA.: 109,6 m., - Beam: 15,5 m., - Propulsion: Diesel, - 3120 IHP, - 12,5 knots.
Renamed: "Tailungshan" 1963, - and  scrapped in Kaohsiung 1978.
 
 
 


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"Observer"
Photographed in Port Said, 1987
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built by as a T2 tanker, - "Front Royal" -, by Sun, USA, in 1943 for US flag. DWT.: 16613, - LOA.: 159,6 m., - Beam: 20,7 m., - Propulsion: Steam turbine/Electric, - 15 knots.
Rebuilt in 1966 to bulk carrier, - LOA: 181 m, - Beam: 25,7 m.-, DWT: 28796.
Renamed in 1948 to "Esso Shreveport", - in 1962 to "Trustco, - and in 1966 to "Observer".  On this picture she serves as a floating grain storage.
 
 


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R 11 "Vikrant"
- ex. HMS "Hercules", British "Majestic" Class Carrier -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, Jan. 1982 -
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 

Majestic Class
Ex. British HMS "Hercules"

Laid down: 1943 - Launched: 1945 - Commissioned: 1961
Displacement: 19.500 tons full load
Dimensions: 213,4 x 24,4 x 7,3 metres
Aircraft:  22
Guns: 7 x 40 mm
Propulsion:  Geared turbines, 40.000 shp, - 2 shafts, - 24,5 knots
Complement, peace/war:  1075/1345
 
 


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"Vikrant" R 11
- ex. HMS "Hercules", British "Majestic" Class Carrier -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, March 1987 -
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Vikrant" R 11
- ex. HMS "Hercules", British "Majestic" Class Carrier -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, March 1987 -
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Vikrant" R 11
- ex. HMS "Hercules", British "Majestic" Class Carrier -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, March 1987 -
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Vikrant" R 11
- ex. HMS "Hercules", British "Majestic" Class Carrier -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, March 1987 -
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Dwarka"
- photographed in Bombay 1982 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Another great classic, - "Dwarka" built in 1947 by Swan, Hunter & W. Richardson for the British India Steam Navigation  Co. Ltd., London.
She was engaged in the India - Persian Gulf trade, that lasted until "Dwarka" was scrapped in 1982.
She became the most famous and longest lasting of the ships of British India Line.
Tons: 4851, - DWT.: 4525, - LOA.: 121,5 m., - Beam: 16,7 m., - Propulsion: Doxford diesel, - Max. speed 15,21 knots, - Service speed 13,5 knots.
Scrapped at Gadani Beach in Pakistan in 1982.  Above picture is therefore one of the last pictures of her, - if not the last.
 
 



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"Etude"
(To the left : "St. Constantine").
Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

"Etude" is a T2 tanker built in 1944 as "Antelope Hills" at the Marinshop Corp, Sausalito, USA. DWT.: 16613, - LOA.: 159,6 m., - Beam: 20,7 m., -
Propulsion: Steam turbine, - 15 knots. Scrapped in Kaohsiung 1974.  See more pictures in: "WHEN SHIPS DIE"
 
 



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"Imperio"
"Imperio" in front, - still looking fully intact. In the background, right, - "Sgt. Archer T. Gammon", - a Victory ship serving US Navy.
Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

"Imperio"
Again a classic from John Brown & Co. at the Clyde.  Built in 1948 for Portuguese flag.  Tons: 13186, - DWT.: 10565, - LOA.: 161,9 m, - Beam: 20,8 m.,-
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, - 17 knots. (Take note of the similarity to "Patria" from the same yard.) Scrapped in Kaohsiung 1974.
See more at:  "WHEN SHIPS DIE"

Sgt. Archer T. Gammon":
 In the background, right, a stern view of  "Sgt. Archer T. Gammon", - a Victory ship serving US Navy.
Built in Richmond, California in 1946 as a Boulder Victory class ship type VC2-S-AP2.  Displacement: 15589 tons, - LOA.: 455' , - Beam: 62', - Draft: 29'2"
Propulsion: Steam turbine  8500 Shp., - 15,5 knots.
 
 

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