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T/S "Bencairn"
A true classic from Ben Line, UK, - here photographed at anchor at the Panama Canal in January 1974.
Built in 1951 at Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd. as "City of Brisbane" for Ellerman Lines Ltd.
Turbine driven ship, - 14300 SHP, - 17 knots , - 13249 TDW
Sold to Ben Line in 1970 and renamed "Bencairn".  Scrapped in Taiwan in 1975.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Nopal Verde" , passing the Panama Canal.
Ex. "Joana", launched 1972 and renamed "Nopal Verde" 1973
Photographed at Panama in January 1974
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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Ships waiting to pass the Panama Canal in January 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
Take note of Ben Line's beautiful turbine ship, - "Bencairn" -, in the background.

Built as "Cuty of Brisbane" in 1951, - Dwt.: 13249 tons, - Loa.: 173,1 m., - Beam: 21,7 m., - Propulsion: Steam turbine, - 17,5 knots.
Renamed "Bencairn" in 1970, - and scrapped in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1975.







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"Zhan Dou 5"
Photographed at Tsingtao, China in July/August 1973
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Completed in 1917 as "New York City" in 1917.  Tons 2736, - LPP.: 94,8 m., - Beam: 13 m, - Propulsion: Steam engine, - 10,5 knots.
Renamed "Kanal" in 1950, - "Willa" in 1951, - "Hoping 5" in ?, - "Zhan Dou 5" in ?
 
 






"Liao Hai 2"
Chinese ship photographed at Tsingtao, China in July/August 1973
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

This ship is similar to the Swedish Johnson line ships built in Sweden before/during/after WW 2, and therefore I presume that it must be an old ex-Swedish ship, - like the "Suecia", "Brasil", "Panama" , "Guayana" or another fine, old Johnson liner -, but it has not been possible for me to find out which one.
 
 


"Liao Hai 2"
Here a larger, but still unclear  view of the name, which I think reads "Liao Hai 2".
Anybody out there who might know the history of that ship?
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Liao Hai 2"
Another shot of "Liao hai 2" photographed at Tsingtao, China in July/August 1973
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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Following two pics show "Zhan Dou 61" that has been identified as ex. Norwegian ship "Talabot from 1917.
 
 


"Zhan Dou 61"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 

Photographed at Tsingtao, China in August 1973.
Completet: 1917 as "Talabot", - Tons: 6266, - LPP.: 125,0 m, - Beam: 17,1 m, - Propulsion: Steam Turbine, - 10,5 knots
Renamed 1935: "Ekaterini Coumantarou", - 1911: "Montesa", - 1951: "Braterstwo", - Sold from Poland to China in 1959, - 1967: "Hoping 61".
When she became "Zhan Dou 61" is unknown, - and also subsequent fate is unknown
 
 
 
 


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"Zhan Dou 61"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Photographed at Tsingtao, China in August 1973
 
 

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"Ru Yung"
Refrigerated cargo ship of Orient Overseas Line, - Taiwan.
Completed 1961, - DWT.: 12431, - LOA.: 158 m, - Beam: 20,3 m, - Propulsion: Diesel - 17 knots.
Scrapped in Kaohsiung 1982.
Photographed , - most likely in the Malacca Strait -,  in February 1981
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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"Ru Yung"
-  another one of "Ru Yung" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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"Ru Yung"
-  another one of "Ru Yung" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


1981-01-frame-10-Psara
"Psara"
Built as "Lazzaro Mocenigo" for Italian flag in 1956
DWT.: 12507, - LOA.: 145,3 m, - Beam: 19 m, Propulsion: Diesel - 14,5 knots.
Renamed "Cortina" in 1964, - "Lazzaro Mocenigo" in 1966, - "Emma" in 1973, - "Sovereign Faylenne" in 1974, - "Psara" in 1976
Scrapped in 1982.
- ship photographed, - most likely in the Red Sea -, in 1981
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"Psara"
- another one of "Psara" under photographed in 1981 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


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"Chevron Madrid"
- and other ships photographed at Suez, waiting to pass the Suez canal, February 25. 1981
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in 1961 as "Caltex Madrid", - Dwt.: 48211 tons, - Loa.: 223,8 m., - Beam: 32,2 m., - Propulsion: Steam Turbine, - 15,5 Knots
Renamed "Chevron Madrid" in 1969, - and broken up in 1981.






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Ships photographed at Suez, waiting to pass the Suez canal, February 25. 1981
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


1981-01-Frm16-HQ-B40-B401-Kommunist Type
Unknown "Kommunist" class cargo ship, - type B40
A series of many general cargo ships built in Poland in 1968- 1970 for Soviet flag.
Dwt.: 12707, - Loa.: 154,6 m., - Beam: 20,6 m., - Propulsion: 1 diesel, - 19 knots
Ship photographed at Suez, waiting to pass the Suez canal, February 25. 1981
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Keizersborg"
Dutch general cargo ship built in 1996, -  of Wagenborg Shipping.
Length: 130,17 m, - Breadth: 15,87 m, - Draught: 7,45 m, - Propulsion: 5380 Bhp, - 14,5 knots.
(Photographed off Middelfart, Denmark, June 30.2006.)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Rubyn"
Dutch coaster, - ex. "Ryby 99", built 1986, - 1512 gt.
Photographed in Denmark in Lillebælt approaching Assens on Feb. 14. 2008.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Troutbank"
- another English classic, - registered in London -, this time from well known Bank Line -
Built 1979, - DWT.: 18501, - LOA.: 161,8 m, - Beam: 23 m
Renamed in 1987 "Brij", - 1999 "Alim", - 2000 "Accord", - and scrapped in 2002
Photographed in 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Troutbank"
- another view of this fine ship of Bank Line's "fish" class as she is passing -
Photographed in 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Christina Isabel"
Another ship of same age and size as the "Troutbank".
Built 1979 for German flag, - DWT. 18299, - LOA 169,5 m, - Beam 22,9 m.
Renamed 1991 "CMBT Echo", - 1999 "Leony" and finally scrapped in 2003.
Photographed in 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Christina Isabel"
- another view of "Christina Isabel" of Willemstadt -
Photographed in 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


Unknown Ship
Dry cargo ship from Indonesian Admiral Lines
Photographed in the Malacca Strait, 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Unknow Ship
Unknown dry cargo ship photographed in the Malacca Strait 1986
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Taronga"
- another Norwegian classic from the Wilm. Wilhelmsen fleet -
Built in 1967, - DWT.: 11850, - LOA.: 152,3 m, - Beam: 20,8 m, - Speed: 19 knots
Rebuilt in 1971 with new section to fit containers, - New DWT.: 13046, - LOA.: 172,2 m
Renamed 1982: "Sea Moon", - 1984: "Punta Ancla", - 1994: "Niaxo IV", - scrapped in 1995
Photographed in the Phillippines, - Manila Bay -, in 1977.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"Taronga"
Photographed in the Phillippines, - Manila Bay -, in Jan.1977.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

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