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1974-03-003
"Tencho Maru"
(The ship in the background is dry cargo ship "Hakonesan Maru", - see Dry Cargo Ship pages.)
Photographed in Yokohama 1974
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

"Tencho Maru" was built in 1972 by Kurushima, Japan for Japanese flag.  DWT.: 3254, - LOA.: 84,8 m., - Beam: 13,0 m, - Propulsion: Diesel, -13 knots.
Renamed "Bangka" in 1982, - and "Dauphine II" in 1989, - and "Santorini" in 1990, - and "Torin" in 1994, - and "Bangka" in 1995, - and "Fal VI" in 1995, - and
"Saly" in 2003, and finally scrapped in 2003.
 
 





1987-frame 06
"Norita"
Photographed in Singapore 1977
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built by B&W, Copenhagen in 1986 for Pan. flag, - DWT: 83930, -LOA.: 228,6 m., - Beam: 32,3 m., - Propulsion: Diesel, - 14 knots.
Renamed "Protank Norita" in 1992, - "Norita" in 1994, - "Kantan Jaya Express" in 1996, - "Princess Marina" in 2000, - and "Theresa Pacific" in 2007.
 
 


1987-frame 07
"Norita"
Photographed in Singapore 1977
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


1987-May-frame 26
"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.





1987-May-frame 17
"Raffaelina"
Photographed in Augusta, Sicily,  1987
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Built in 1961 Norway as ore carrier "Varanberg" for Norwegian flag. DWT.: 8250, - LOA.: 128,4 m., - Beam: 18,7 m., - Propulsion: Diesel, - 14,5 knots.
Converted to tanker in 1973 and renamed "Monte Carmelo" i 1972, - and "Raffaelina" in 1986.  Scrapped in 1988.
 


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