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Photo Details
Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:ALFAAdded:Jun 14, 2008
Location:Ipswich, United Kingdom
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Under 3000gt)
Arriving at Ipswich West Bank, with timber for Northern Wood Terminals. 3rd June 1991
Built: 1958/496 grt
ex Charlett'86, Wera Bohrnsen'85, Kai'65
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Alfa (Until 1996 Apr)
- Kai (Until 1965)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:496 tons
Summer DWT:825 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1958
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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DEREK SANDS on Jan 20, 2006 22:23 (15 years ago)
thanks for the info hope you enjoyed the photo

Arne Jürgens on Jan 19, 2006 19:10 (15 years ago)
1958-2004 Peters,Wewelsfleth/494
Freighter 496
KAI-65, PR Kai; Johs. Mankwitz, D;
Wera Böhrnsen-85, PR, Rendsburg, D;
Charlett-86, E. Martens, Rendsburg, D;
Alfa-96, Santa Lucia Enterpr, Norbal Sh, J. Rönnebeck, Hon;
Truco-04, Truco Sh Inc, Blz;
Measures: 825 tdw, MaK, 368 kW, 10 kn

Vessel scrapped in 2004
DEREK SANDS on Jan 03, 2006 11:59 (15 years ago)
This ship called several times at Ipswich and also Rowhedge on the River Colne, where Northern Wood Terminals were operating. She was in very good nick for her age. Thank goodness one of the Ipswich dockers called me when she was on the way to the berth. We have to thank him for this shot of her.Never caught her on the move again. I was working at the port from April 1990 to June 1993.Took quite a few photo's when I should have been working!

John Jones on Jan 02, 2006 22:29 (15 years ago)
What a beauty she is Derek! I think I saw her as Wera Bohrnsen but she wasn't painted up this brightly. A treasure to see such a classic coaster at such a late time.
John J.
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