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Photographer:David Meare [View profile]Title:London TraditionAdded:Aug 10, 2012
Captured:IMO:5211381Hits:1,981
Location:Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
Description:
Photo taken from small boat as I was joining the vessel on the 22nd December 1965 at Gibraltar. She was en route from Rosario to Novorossisk and just hove to long enough for a partial crew swap.
Vessel Identification
Name:Concord Apollo
IMO:5211381
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:15,947 tons
Summer DWT:25,096 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1957
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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jadran on Aug 11, 2012 18:45 (6 years ago)
Nice captured photo!
Rgds,
Jadran
David Meare on Aug 11, 2012 17:50 (6 years ago)
Although I spent most of my time on tankers, quite a bit of that time was spent carrying bulk cargoes of grain. I do like this picture of the 'Trad' though, I doubt she ever looked finer. Makes me want to give her a hug.
Gordy on Aug 11, 2012 01:43 (6 years ago)
Love your old pics David, bring back lots of fond memories, I was on only two tankers, BP birdy boat the "British Cygnet" (BP Endeavour) and Shell's H class the "Hemiplecta"
David Meare on Aug 10, 2012 20:12 (6 years ago)
She was a nice ship. Although externally she appeared pretty much identical to the London Valour, her older sister, they'd altered her internal layout slightly but more significantly put far more effort and expense into the accommodation. As ever she looked best when fully laden. My only complaint about her was that unlike most British ships she didn't have a G call sign but MXYC. That sometimes meant extended watches because we'd often be at the end of a long queue behind all the G call signs. The Valour's call sign was MXGC and just as irritating.
Mr. DOT on Aug 10, 2012 19:48 (6 years ago)
a quite lovely tanker pic. indeed! mrdot.
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