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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:MIKHAIL KALININAdded:Jan 28, 2012
Captured:April 19, 1981IMO:5234917Hits:3,434
Location:Tilbury, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1950-1960
Tilbury Landing Stage 19th April 1981.

5,243 g.t. built in 1958 by Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar.
Flag: Russia.
Broken up 1994.

View of vessel obstructed - photo retained as one of only 3 on site.
DAS, Admin, PV
Vessel Identification
Name:Mikhail Kalinin
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:5,243 tons
Summer DWT:1,358 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1958
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (8)

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DEREK SANDS on Jan 29, 2012 08:59 (6 years ago)
I can understand Ron's frustration as he had a similar sort of shot recommended fro deletion. Not by me I hasten to add.
I agree with John all things must be considered.

Captain Ted on Jan 28, 2012 22:44 (6 years ago)
Post it under Harbour Overview :-))
which of course is B.S. but then.....:-))
beat the system
Guest on Jan 28, 2012 22:36 (6 years ago)
Well said, John. All you should delete is the zealot's addition to your photo details and hope he reads and takes note of your last comment about "more enlightened"
John Jones on Jan 28, 2012 22:01 (6 years ago)
Well, I'm quite happy to delete it if its too offensive on the eye and will probably let it run for a bit and do so myself tomorrow night. I have about a dozen others of her with no obstruction that I could post, but felt this one had a little more character featuring the Landing Stage, Stefan Batory and Phil's car.
As a photo admin myself, I can assure you that I would not have recommended a picture similar to this one for deletion on the grounds of 'vessel obstructed'.
You can apply the rules blindly to the letter or have a more enlightened approach as to what is appropriate. I prefer to do the latter in my categories.
Best Regards
John J.
Phil English on Jan 28, 2012 15:44 (6 years ago)
Yes, it's my old banger Derek. Many a hairy ride down to Tilbury myself and John had in it too. Thankfully I gave up driving like a maniac many years ago, I had too many close shaves. As you say John, fond memories :-)
Emmanuel.L on Jan 28, 2012 14:39 (6 years ago)
It would have been a pity if this photo was deleted by Administration, when a ship is moored alongside, it is quite imossible NOT to have something obstructing her.Sometimes it isnt even to get the whole of the vessel in the picture ,some bit or other is cropped, there are certain limitations to dockside photos. not like when you are lucky enough to snap her in midstream.
Some spotters are more fortunate than others in having the luxury of their jobs or positions to be able to get a greater location to photograph .
Well good luck to them.
DEREK SANDS on Jan 28, 2012 13:52 (6 years ago)
Phil's is it?
John Jones on Jan 28, 2012 00:18 (6 years ago)
The Ford Escort Mk II parked on the Landing Stage will no doubt bring back fond memories to a certain Photo Admin. on this site ;-)
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