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Photographer:Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]Title:GRIBOJEDOVAdded:Feb 21, 2010
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)
built by A/B CRICHTON-VULCAN at Abo, Finland, in 1937 as ASTRID THORDEN

Allocated to the USSR in 1945 as part of war reparations and in 1946 renamed GRIBOJEDOV (or GRIBOYEDOV)

photographed passing Hoek van Holland 13.5.71.

She finally arrived at Gandia on 12.12.76 to be broken up

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Malcolm Cranfield on Aug 28, 2011 13:59 (7 years ago)
thankyou for your most interesting message Rikhard

I shall correct the narrative accordingly

In case you do not know Finnish shipping historian Risto Brzoza [], I am sure that he would be be pleased to hear from you

best regards
Malcolm Cranfield
Rikhard on Aug 16, 2011 15:58 (7 years ago)
The ship was not sold to the Soviet Union.She was part of the reparations Finland had to pay to the USSR after the war. My father, captain at the ship, had the unpleasant duty to bring it over to the russians in Leningrad, the same ship on which he had carried 44 Brewster Buffalo fighterplanes from USA to Finland during the Winterwar 1940.
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