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Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:ArtemAdded:Apr 01, 2018
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
IMO number 5025811
Type of ship TANKER
Gross tonnage 3300 tons
DWT 4102 tons
Year of build 1959
Last known flag USSR
Former names FAIR BOY unril 1990
ARTEMIS until 1989
Status Dead 1995 (deleted)
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Artemis (Until 1990)
- Fair Boy (period Unknown)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:3,300 tons
Summer DWT:4,102 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1959
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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pieter melissen on Apr 02, 2018 14:25 (1 year ago)
I agree that we should take the official register version..but let's take the Russian Register then in stead of Lloyds. I am not British so my natural preference for Lloyds is lacking and would not consider it to be the "official register". The guidelines also do not explicitly say that we should Lloyds. In other words, Soviet or Russian ships should be listed in cyrilic.....

And checking my 1991 copy of the Lloyds register I find for the tanker ARTEMIS (IMO 5378139) the former names to be ARTEM and VENTSPILS) so even in the Bible changes can occur. Obviously since 1959 nobody at lloyds bothered to look at the ARTYOM spelling, but when a sister got renamed ARTEM in 1989, they just took that name for granted.
davidships on Apr 02, 2018 13:53 (1 year ago)
Apologies for ignoring our very own FAQ "note that the official register version take preference over what may be painted on the ship".
To be honest there are merits in either course, and at the end of the day, I do not mind which is adopted, as long as they are remain linked by the IMO number. We are not concerned with those who already know the correct IMO number as they will find the right things anyway. Those who don't will either already have a name ARTEM (because they have seen it listed or on a photograph) or ARTYOM (because they have seen it listed). Between those, it is probably impossible to say which would be likely to have the greater practical value.

A wicked thought - and one which offends the "consistent naming" principle, but would be of practical help: why not rename all of them ARTYOM in accordance with our existing policy, but leave this one as ARTEM so that it can be found by those looking for that name (don't forget that ARTEM in LR likely takes one to the wrong ship). Those arriving here will find this discussion, but all the ARTYOMs will be linked anyway.

Blindfold on, back to the wall....

Pascal RITEAU on Apr 02, 2018 12:05 (1 year ago)
Hi all,
I really like this kind of "investigations" to get the right id of a ship. All experiences are interesting to me specially when final result is found.
Whoever (amateur or specialist) is participating to such "investigations" contributes to rewrite a forgotten story. Sometime either with a happy end when ship's id is found or not when people still work to find it, comparing their data with other one's.
Time is going on so fast and this website sometimes contributes to get some info about an beloved old lady
still forgotten by most of us but luckely not by every one...
Sorry for my broken English but I wanted to express a feeling about this ARTEM discussion.
Best regards
pieter melissen on Apr 02, 2018 11:25 (1 year ago)
Bob, having had many dealings in the past with the people from Lloyds Register, who were trying to sell information, I am not convinced that they alone can be considered the gospel truth. Transcribing cyrillic or chinese has always been an issue as you rightly said. In case of Russian ships I am more inclined to follow their transcript of Russian names than that of LR.
Nektarios Papadakis on Apr 02, 2018 11:07 (1 year ago)
Bob, there are many people on this site who have serious knowledge in maritime history and are not "amateur enthusiasts". Lloyd's Register is a good reference point but as i have found after many years of maritime research, it also contains many records with errors (especially the older editions). By cross-checking our info and knowledge from various sources we manage to compile more correct data about our beloved ships. People here are not as amateur as you consider them to be !
I mean no offence, just expressing my thoughts...
Best wishes,
Nektarios Papadakis,
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Bob Scott on Apr 02, 2018 10:31 (1 year ago)
Then, Pieter, for the reasons given in my comment below, we must agree to differ. I am not yet ready to consider this amateur, enthusiasts' website to be more authoritative than Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
pieter melissen on Apr 02, 2018 09:30 (1 year ago)
Bob, the name on the bridge wing says "ARTEM" I am personally in favour of using names that are painted/carried on the ship. Not everybody has access to LR. And as long as the IMO number is the correct one, we know which ship we are talking about.
DDGHANSA on Apr 02, 2018 09:13 (1 year ago)
Thnks again to all, especially to pieter melissen, for the detailed information. Now I hope that the data is correct.
Bob Scott on Apr 02, 2018 07:33 (1 year ago)
It seems quite illogical to me to give the ship a name on this site which, if you look it up in LR, you won't find it. There has always been occasional variance between Russian ships' names on thier bows, bridges and in Lloyd's Register. We are told repeatedly that Equasis is the arbitrator on for postings on the site. Equasis gets its info from LR so surely it is logical that LR should be the "bible" when it comes to older vessels from before the time of Equasis.
pieter melissen on Apr 02, 2018 06:06 (1 year ago)
Nektarios, no worries, I also had to change the IMO number of the shot I posted myself, I fell into the same trap.
Nektarios Papadakis on Apr 02, 2018 05:08 (1 year ago)
A big thank you to all for the clarification. I used the IMO i found on the site without checking it first (please accept my apologies !). This is indeed 5025811. And as Bob says, named as ARTYOM in my Lloyd's Register 74-75.
Bob Scott on Apr 01, 2018 22:30 (1 year ago)
Lloyd's Register called it ARTYOM. The builder was Rauma-Repola, many, many years before they were taken over by STX
davidships on Apr 01, 2018 21:45 (1 year ago)
Was also worrying away at this one Pieter, and reached the same conclusion - all these are the same ship, IMO 5025811. Indeed, I suspect that the VENTSPILS never was officially known as ARTEM, but in view of your comment on their last known days, who knows what could have been going on.

A word on the name. ARTEM indeed seems the right name for us to use. Although written in Russian as APTEM (a Ukrainian christian name), it was probably really APTĖM, which is pronounced "Artyom", not only a Russian christian name but also several places in Russia - so far as I can tell all of this class of tanker were named after places. It seems that, perhaps following their practice at the time, they did not use the "Ė" on the ship.

Found a couple more ARTYOMs and changed them, though one is an inadvertant duplicate and will be deleted.
pieter melissen on Apr 01, 2018 19:28 (1 year ago)
DDG HANSA, yes I am sure, I have changed all the shots of her from IMO 5378139 to IMO 5025811. There were two shots of her under this number, both taken by Jan Melchers, who had used her alternative name ARTYOM which I changed. (as on the bridge it reads ARTEM). You will note that other photogaphers had problems with the name and the date at which the shot was taken.
This ship was named ARTYOM or ARTEM from the very start up to 1989 when she too became ARTEMIS, and was renamed FAIRBOY in 1990. She was built as Yard No.96 by Rauma Repola
The other ship was originally named VENTSPILS up to 1988, when she was renamed to ARTEM (in spite of the fact that there was already another ARTEM under the Russian flag. The second ARTEM carried this name only for a short period as already in 1989 she was renamed FAIR FOX in 1989. She was built as Yard No.98 also by RAUMA REPOLA. Both ships ended their lives in the Middle East, and perhaps, I repeat perhaps, both were involved in illegal all trading in that period, which could explain why the identification was so difficult. I have taken these data from Miramar, although other source indicated that VENTSPILS was broken up in 1988, which would rule out the possibility the she was ever named ARTEM.

In short: a shot of the ARTEM taken before 1988 can only be 5025811 and your shot, shown dated 1994, has an incorrect date.
DDGHANSA on Apr 01, 2018 18:15 (1 year ago)
Sure? See the information from Nektarios Papadakis.
pieter melissen on Apr 01, 2018 17:18 (1 year ago)
DDGHANSA, but I think you have added the wrong info to your shot.
DDGHANSA on Apr 01, 2018 16:58 (1 year ago)
Thanks to all for the information.
pieter melissen on Apr 01, 2018 15:57 (1 year ago)
The photo in the link below was shot in 1986, which means that that ARTEM can only be 5025811. As it is unlikely that both ships were under Bominflot charter, I suggest that also the ship in this photo is 5025811.
pieter melissen on Apr 01, 2018 15:55 (1 year ago)
The date of the picture must be incorrect, there were two russian tankers named ARTEM, (both built in 1959 by Rauma Repola)

ARTEM: 5378139, which carried this name from 1988 to 1989 when she became ARTEMIS.

and ARTEM :5025811,which delivered as ARTEM and carried this name until 1989.
Nektarios Papadakis on Apr 01, 2018 15:45 (1 year ago)
ARTEM - IMO 5378139. Look here :
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