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Photographer:David Meare [View profile]Title:London TraditionAdded:Jul 06, 2012
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
ST London Tradition hove to in heavy weather off the Frisian coast mid May 1966 when bound for Brunsbuttel.
Around ten in the morning the old man gave up and settled for keeping her head into the wind. We got under way again around one or two in the afternoon. Got some cracking photos before it blew itself out.
Vessel Identification
Name:Concord Apollo
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:15,947 tons
Summer DWT:25,096 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1957
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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David Meare on Jul 07, 2012 11:39 (6 years ago)
Thanks very much to 3X for providing the IMO number.

To jadran: The Tradition was a tanker when I was on her but the company had all the ST tankers and some of the older motor tankers of a similar size converted to bulk carriers at La Spezia from about 1966 onward. She was rolling both ways but I had wedged myself in a corner out of the weather to get the best photo composition. Thanks for your kind words. I've mostly kept these photos to myself for over forty years and it is nice to find that other people like them as much as I do.
jadran on Jul 07, 2012 11:15 (6 years ago)
The best live sea pic I have seen. The composition of this pic that is combining the aboard shot of the aft section of the ship and the background with the huge crystal clear waves makes this photo marvelous.
David, was your tanker of a DWT size about 25,000 tons ? She rolled in these heavy seas almost to one side, but did it all successfully for her.
3SX on Jul 07, 2012 09:43 (6 years ago)
IMO 5211381
Chris Howell on Jul 07, 2012 06:26 (6 years ago)
I'm sure there is a few members who can relate to these conditions while at sea.
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