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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:Export FreedomAdded:Mar 16, 2017
Captured:September 13, 1997IMO:7204863Hits:655
Location:Cadiz, Spain
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
Description:
delivered 07.08.1972 by Bath Iron Works to American Export Lines, type C5-S-ma73c. 1980 to Farrell Lines. Just 1,060 teu, a small feeder by today's standards.

photo taken Cadiz, 13:09:1997 - less than 3 months later she was being broken up on the beach at Alang

only pic. on site

photo : 1997/2017 Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions
Vessel Identification
Name:Export Freedom
IMO:7204863
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:17,904 tons
Summer DWT:16,605 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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REG on Apr 21, 2017 01:42 (1 year ago)
At the time this photo was taken Farrell Lines was operating 4 of these ships between the U.S. East Coast and the Mediterranean: Resolute, Argonaut, Export Patriot and Export Freedom. Resolute, completed in 1980 at Bath Iron Works, was probably the last steam turbine-powered cargo ship ever built. In 1998 they were replaced by 3 diesel-powered container ships: Enterprise, Endurance and Endeavor. In 2005 The company was taken over by Maersk and the 3 ships were renamed Maersk Vermont, Maersk Maryland and Maersk Maine.

These "Bath Ships" operated for many years and were quite successful. The only exception was the first of the class, the infamous Sea Witch, which, in 1973, got into a collision with the tanker Esso Brussels in the middle of New York Harbor. Even so, while the forward end of the Sea Witch was scrapped, the after end (where the engines were) was rebuilt as a chemical tanker called the Chemical Pioneer, which operated for many years thereafter.
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