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Photographer:Don Bodron [View profile]Title:BUFFALOAdded:Aug 05, 2007
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
A ship named BUFFALO passing in the Culebra Cut in the Panama Canal June 1957
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Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:6,513 tons
Summer DWT:9,704 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1953
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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maelstrom on Aug 22, 2012 00:47 (6 years ago)
Hi Don,
My father was an engineer on m/s Buffalo. He was most likely aboard when the photo was taken.
After he left the Merchant Marines, we would visit his friends still aboard Buffalo whenever she was in Seattle. My siblings and I would sit on a bunk eating chocolate while my dad and his friends chatted in Norwegian.
I read that her figurehead was Buffalo Bill, but it fell off in the Pacific during a storm.
She was built in 1953. Her sister ship was m/s Bonanza.
Thank you for posting the photo!
Stein Lundgren on Apr 01, 2006 07:41 (12 years ago)
She used to sail between Europe an US west coast, sold from Fred Olsen 1970-71.
Don Bodron on Jan 16, 2006 00:00 (12 years ago)

Thanks for the information about the BUFFALO ...
She was just a ship that had passed in the night
(well ... the afternoon) until your info ...
Thanks again ... Regards ... Don Bodron
Gerolf Drebes on Jan 15, 2006 08:55 (12 years ago)
Hi Don, she is a Norwegian ship of Fred Olsen Lines, built in the 50 ies. I saw her in 1970, my first 0year of shipswatching, in the river Elbe.
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