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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:MARGARET LYKESAdded:Jan 21, 2013
Location:Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Containerships built before 1971
owned side with copyright

Completed 1968 as ELBE EXPRESS
Tons: 14069
DWT: 11172
Length overall: 170.9

Subsequent History:
[1973 Lg 201.1/185.2m, 17823gt/15400dw] - 84 MARGARET LYKES

Disposal Data:
BU Alang 27.6.95, beached 13.7.95 [Maycok Steel Corp]

LPP: 155.0
Beam: 24.6

Elbe Express was the second major German Containership to enter service in October 1968 a few days after the Weser Express.
Vessel Identification
Name:Margaret Lykes
Former name(s):
- Elbe Express (Until 1984)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:16,225 tons
Summer DWT:15,400 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1968
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Carey Akin on Apr 29, 2016 16:57 (4 years ago)
I was the ABS surveyor in Galveston for much of the 90s and dealt with all of these German containerships that Lykes placed into service. I was on one of them almost weekly. I do recall the MARGARET specifically, though. She was struck, in heavy fog early one morning by a South Korean tanker, just forward of the accommodations on the port side. No injuries outside of pride and careers, though. I do recall the anchor of the tanker being lodged in the MARGARET's slop tank. The Chief had to cut the anchor chain so that the ships could pull apart.
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