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Photographer:Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]Title:SLOWACKIAdded:Jul 30, 2011
Location:Kiel Canal, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)
A.P.Moller had commenced building ships at Odense as far back as 1920

EMMA MAERSK, launched in 1923 and completed in 1924, was however sold to Norwegian owners in 1926 and renamed FORDEFJORD, then in 1937 RENA

Purchased by Poland Ocean Lines in 1956 and renamed SLOWACKI, she was here photographed in PZM colours in the Kiel Canal, westbound from Gdynia to Tunis, on 28 June 1968

In 1974 she was purchased by Flandermar of Greece and renamed RODANTHI A. as which she was scrapped at Piraeus, commencing in February 1979
Vessel Identification
Name:Rodanthi A
Former name(s):
- Slowacki (Until 1974)
- Rena (Until 1956)
- Fordefjord (Until 1937)
- Emma Maersk (Until 1926)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:5,013 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1924
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Chris Howell on Jul 31, 2011 20:37 (7 years ago)
Thanks Allan, I should learn to read !
vjakas1 on Jul 31, 2011 16:35 (7 years ago)
Many years ago in Split I met her sister Taitu. At the same angle as in this picture. Many thanks, Vjeko.
Allan RO on Jul 31, 2011 14:25 (7 years ago)
Hi Chris

It would have been the 1928 built Emma Maersk that visited NZ in 1935 an 1939, not this one.

Hi Malcolm

Transferred to PZM in 1967. Amazing the Greeks managed to squeeze another 4 or 5 years service out of her. She had been fitted with 2 MAN G8V diesels in 1954.


ademkaptan on Jul 31, 2011 06:46 (7 years ago)
real beuty.very sad nobdy preserved this type ship.we can see only books or same ship lover photo.
Chris Howell on Jul 31, 2011 06:22 (7 years ago)
An absolute Gem here Malcolm.

A far cry from the super containerships run by Maersk today.

She visited NZ in 1935 and 1939 as Emma Maersk.
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