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M/S "Kota Melur"
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)

A beautiful old-timer of the Pacific International Line (PIL) of Singapore - photographed off Bombay, .- India -, Jan. 1982 -

Built as "Hallward" in 1954 for Norwegian flag.  DWT.: 6500, - LOA.: 129 m, - Beam: 16,5 m, - Propulsion: Diesel, - 14,5 knots.
Renamed "Kota Melur" in 1977, - Scrapped in 1982.
 
 




"Jean Lykes"
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)

United States freighter from Lykes Lines, - in the English Channel, May 29. 1990.
Built  in 1961 by Bethlehem Steel Co. for US flag. DWT.: 11343, - LOA.: 150,9 m, - Beam: 21,1 m, - Propulsion: Steam turbine, - 17 knots.
Lenghtened in 1972 to LOA: 180,6 m, - DWT.: 14489, - Renamed "Velma Lykes" in 1993, Scrapped at Alang in 1994.

 
 
 
 


"Otto Hahn"
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)

German nuclear powered ship, photographed in Bremerhaven, Germany in 1969.
Built in 1968 by Kieler Howaltswerke in Kiel for German flag. DWT.: 14428, - LOA.: 172 m, - Beam: 23,6 m, - Propulsion: Nuclear Power, - 15,5 knots.
Nuclear reactor removed in 1980. and converted to diesel propulsion, - 17 knots.  Converted to container ship in 1983, - and to general cargo ship in 1998 (23180 tdw.)  Renamed "OHV 40" in 1983, - then to "Trophy" in 1983, and  "Norasia Susan" in 1983, - then "Norasia Helga" in 1985, - and "Carmen" in 1985, - then "Hua Khang He" in 1989, - "Anais" in 1998, - "Tal" in 1999, and then "Madre" in 1999.  Finally scrapped in Alang 2009.






M/S "Lica Maersk"
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)

Photographed at Panama, 1968
Built by Weser Bremen in 1956 for Danish flag. DWT.: 9725, - LOA.: 151,7 m, - Beam: 19,5 m, - Propulsion: Diesel, - 17,5 knots.
Scrapped in Kaohsiung in 1980.
 





Reefer from "Flota Bananera Equatoriana SA" at Panama, 1968
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Liberty Ship, - "Gang Lei"   ("Harbour Mine")
(A real Classic from WW2, now under Chinese Flag, Photographed in Shanghai, China in 1973.)
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

This old Liberty ship is another "mystery"  - - -
It is clearly a Liberty ship, - and the name clearly says "Gang Lei", - which means something like "Harbour Mine" in Chinese -, but it has not been possible for me to find out which name the ship originally had when she was built during WW2.

However, - the "Gang Lei" photographed in the beginning of 1973 -, must indeed be one of the oldest surviving Liberty ships in active service.
 
 
 


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Liberty Ship, - "Gang Lei"   ("Harbour Mine")
(A real Classic from WW2, now under Chinese Flag, Photographed in Shanghai, China in 1973.)
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Liberty Ship, - "Gang Lei"   ("Harbour Mine")
(A real Classic from WW2, now under Chinese Flag, Photographed in Shanghai, China in 1973.)
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


M/S "Kap San Diego"
Museum Ship in Hamburg, Germany.
(Photographed in Hamburg, Germany Sept.28.1995)
 
 
 


"Dagmar Skou"
- well known South American trader, from Denmark, photographed in Callao in July 1981.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Mexico Maru"
Photographed at anchor "somewhere" in the Far East in 1974.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Japanese cargo ship from 1952, - DWT.: 11037, - LOA.: 156,2 m, - Beam: 19,4 m, - Propulsion: 2 diesels - 16,5 knots.
Renamed "Chien Hui" in 1974, - "Golden Bear" in 1975, - and scrapped in 1979.
 
 
 


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"Yoshinosan Maru"
 - Japanese Freighter photographed "somewhere" in the Far east in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)

Completed in 1956, - DWT.: 10617, - LOA.: 147,3 m, - Beam: 19,0 m, - Propulsion: Diesel - 15 knots.
Renamed "Unihope" in 1976, - "Hope" in 1978, - "Good Hope" in 1979, - and scrapped in 1981.
 
 
 


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"New Tung Ming"
- Chinese Freighter  photographed in Keelung, Taiwan, 1974 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Completed as Japanese "Hokuei Maru" in 1957, - DWT.: 3574, - LOA.: 92,8 m, - Beam: 13 m, - Propulsion: Diesel - 12 knots
Renamed: "Great Prosper" 1972, - "New Tung Ming" 1972, - "Agios N" 1976, - "Anastasis" 1978, - and scrapped in 1981
 
 


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"New Tung Ming"
Photographed in Keelung 1974
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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Now follows a series of more great ships from the misty past, photographed in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan during 1974.
You do not see this type of ship anymore, but in the seventies they were quite common, - and a joy to look at!
 


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"Hongkong Line"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in Sweden in 1943 as "Industria" for Swedish flag. DWT.: 2920, - LOA.: 90,3 m, - Beam: 12,5 m., - Propulsion:  Diesel, - 13 knots.
Renamed "Slinde" in 1962, - "Paragon" in 1965, - "Hongkong Line" 1973, - "Gambela" in 1975. Deleted in 1992.
 
 



"Hongkong Line"
Same as above in B & W
 (Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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"Great Fortune"
Photographed in Kaohsiung in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built as "Miyajima Maru" in 1949 in Japan. DWT.: 5664, - LOA.: 112 m., - Beam: 15,6 m, - Propulsion: Steam turbine.
Converted to diesel propulsion, - 12 knots -, in 1959, - and renamed "Great Fortune" in 1967.  Proken up in Kaohsiung in 1974.
 
 


"Great Fortune"
- same as above in B & W -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 


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"Blue Jade"
Photographed in Kaohsiung in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in 1952 as "Woomera" in Australia.  DWT.: 6444, - LOA.: 123,6 m., - Beam: 16,2 m., - Propulsion: Turbine, - 12 knots.
Renamed "Blue Jade" in 1973.  Scrapped in Kaohsiung 1974.
 
 



"Blue Jade" photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974
- modified with new cranes that does not look good on such an old ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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"Justice"
Photographed in Kaohsiung in 1974.
(Photography by 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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"Justice"
(Photographed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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"Hwa Lung"
Photographed in Kaohsiung, 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in Norway in 1954 as "Jag Tara" for indian flag. DWT.: 7000, - LOA.: 118,3 m, - Beam: 17,5 m., - Propulsion:  Steam engine, - 11,5 knots.

Renamed "Maha Jag Tara" in 1964, - "Mahavikram" in 1967, - "Hwa Lung" in 1973, - "Pioneer Eagle" in 1976, - "Advent" in 1977, - "Amarantos" in 1977, - "Delta Sigma Pi" in 1978.  Broken up in 1979/80 after explosion/fire.
 


"Hwa Lung"
- Same ship in B & W -, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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"Apollonian Champion"
Ex. "Arabian Reefer" -, of J. Lauritzen, Copenhagen, Denmark, - here shown under Greec ownership
- photographed in the South China Sea in 1974 -
Completed 1957 at Aalborg Vaerft, Denmark, DWT: 5690, - LOA: 132,5 m, - Beam: 18,1 m, - Propulsion: 2 diesels - 18 knots
Sold in 1973 and renamed "Apollonian Champion", - renamed 1977 "Ocean Freezer", - Scrapped in Bombay 1980.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"He Ping 38"
- Chinese steamer, - the name means "Peace 38" -
Ex. polish built "Karwia" launched 1956,- renamed "Ho Ping 38" 1957,- "Zhan Dou 38"  1957, - and "He Ping 38 in 1986.
- Photographed off Shanghai, - China -, in Dec. 1986 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)'
 


M/S "Floret"
- passing the Panama Canal at Gaillards Cut in March 1985 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


M/S "Floret"
- passing Gaillards Cut in the Panama Canal -
- photographed from "Constructors Hill" in March 1985 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


M/S "Floret"
- in the middle of Gaillards Cut, - Panama Canal -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


M/S "Floret"
- finally through "The Cut" between "Gold Hill" and "Constructors Hill" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


M/S "Saudi Palm"
- former German "Burgenstein" of Norddeutcher Lloyds, - here owned by Saudi Arabia -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, Jan. 1982 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


M/S "Saudi Palm"
- former German "Burgenstein" of Norddeutcher Lloyds, - here owned by Saudi Arabia -
- photographed off Bombay, - India -, Jan. 1982 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Freighter "Macedon" off the Australian coast.
- photographed in April 1985-
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Freighter "Macedon" off the Australian coast.
- photographed in April 1985-
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 

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