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Photo Details
Photographer:Mike Griffiths [View profile]Title:BENAVONAdded:Jul 11, 2017
Location:Rozenburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
...late afternoon photo of her passing Rozenburg inbound for Rotterdam (early 1980s) - photo 1/2

(HDW, Kiel)
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Paris Maersk (Until 1998 Dec)
- Maersk Paris (Until 1993 Sep)
- Benavon (Until 1993 Jun)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:55,889 tons
Summer DWT:49,593 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1973
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (11)

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SteKrueBe on Jul 12, 2017 20:35 (11 months ago)
I have to correct an error in my previous comment - it was 2804 TEU and ca. 49.500 tdw. 35.000 was the Net-tonnage.
My apologies,
Bob Scott on Jul 12, 2017 08:36 (11 months ago)
As built, BENAVON was steam turbine powered. In 1982 she was re-engined with three Kawasaki-MAN two-stroke diesels producing a total 51,380 bhp. Graeme Somner's excellent book on Ben Line does show a photo of BENAVON in the Panama Canal
Mike Griffiths on Jul 12, 2017 07:01 (11 months ago)
...thanks for all your comments folks.

jadran - yes 32m beam would make her theoretically a panamax but as you know she traded for Ben Line on the N.Europe to the Far East via Singapore route.
jadran on Jul 12, 2017 06:23 (11 months ago)
Hi Mike,, she had a beam of 32 m suited for the Panama Canal; I wonder if she ever passed/was passing (together with her sisters) through the Panama Canal? best regards
SteKrueBe on Jul 11, 2017 23:26 (11 months ago)
They had 2804 TEU and around 35.000 tdw
Indeed, large ships at their early career.
Frank Buckley on Jul 11, 2017 22:19 (11 months ago)
Hi Mike. Great photo. She was at one during her life time a mega boxer. Steam turbine propulsion I think. anybody know her container intake or capacity?

Regards Frank
Andrew McAlpine on Jul 11, 2017 20:22 (11 months ago)
wonderful shot Mike

thanks for sharing

peter j. fitzpatrick on Jul 11, 2017 17:08 (11 months ago)
great shot mike
Mike Griffiths on Jul 11, 2017 16:23 (11 months ago)
Sister ships: BENALDER, CITY OF EDINBURGH (jointly owned with Ellerman Lines Ships Ltd).
The New Waterway was the best place to see them underway.
Worth noting are the fine lines of these 22knot ships - a high length/beam ratio of 8.8 compared with the current giants which have a ratio of only 6.8
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 11, 2017 09:59 (11 months ago)
Nice and interesting picture. Built in 1973, she must have been a big containership at that time....
Paul Finnigan on Jul 11, 2017 09:49 (11 months ago)
Wonderful !
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