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Photographer:Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]Title:ARCHON MICHAELAdded:Sep 24, 2011
Captured:June 01, 1975IMO:5292359Hits:1,947
Location:Lubeck, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
The 1951 Emden built ARCHON MICHAEL, built as REIMAR EDZARD FRITZEN and purchased by Diamantis Lemos in 1963, was photographed at Lubeck on 1st June 1975 before sailing for Hamburg where she arrived on 25th June for breaking.

ARCHON MICHAEL had earlier grounded near Nakskov on 1st May 1975 on a voyage from Visakhapatnam to Szczecin with manganese ore, presumably transiting the Great Belt rather than the Kiel Canal into the Baltic.
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Malcolm Cranfield on Sep 25, 2011 11:31 (7 years ago)
yes, Emmanouil, although Diamantis Lemos was a "London Greek", he placed many of his ships under the Greek flag
Chris Howell on Sep 24, 2011 23:25 (7 years ago)
Ironic they were both wrecked.
Emmanouil Papadakis on Sep 24, 2011 19:25 (7 years ago)
Hi Malcolm

In your photo as ARCHON MICHAEL has Greek flag
and port of registry Piraeus.
Malcolm Cranfield on Sep 24, 2011 09:19 (7 years ago)
Dear Spock, the previous ARCHON MICHAEL (ex THISTLEFORD), built in 1928 and purchased by Diamantis Lemos in 1950, was wrecked on 18.12.62, so the ship photographed here was in fact an immediate replacement.

best regards. Malcolm Cranfield
Spock on Sep 24, 2011 08:27 (7 years ago)
Dear Mr. Cranfield,

need your help; 'cause confused a little.

Is this the "one and only" ARCHON MICHAEL? Acc. to "The Journal of Commerce / Merchant Ships, 1963 Edition", there was another ship with this name belonging to Faros (Pa.), 4.800 tons, 415 x 56 feet. Ex "Thistleford" 1950

Best regards,

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