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Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:ViborgAdded:Jul 18, 2018
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Ships in Drydock
IMO number 6613275
Type of ship TANKER
Gross tonnage 12443 tons
DWT 20632 tons
Year of build 1966
Last known name and flag DA QING 52 / CHINA
Former names CHUN HU (period unknown)
BINJIANG until 1976
VIBORG until 1975
Status Dead
Vessel Identification
Name:Da Qing 52
Former name(s):
- Binjiang (Until 1976)
- Viborg (Until 1975)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:12,443 tons
Summer DWT:20,632 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1966
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Emmanuel.L on Jul 18, 2018 19:33 (2 months ago)
Yes MattyBoy ,not only I have seen this photo, but I lived it,Having worked at the dockyard for 43 years. It was different era,until then Malta still hosted a British base till 1979 when the British finally relinquished their bases in Malta.So yes those vessels could have been RN or RFA.
At the top of the photo the ex-naval canteen can be seen,it was demolished to make way for no.6 dock.The shed behind the white ship was the ex-Boathouse which has also gone ,its slip being converted into a small graving dock,no.7 dock still being used today for small vessels.A lot of nostalgia for me.
MattyBoy on Jul 18, 2018 18:58 (2 months ago)
Wow !! It's Malta in the 70's !! Are those mine hunters behind and something else? A RFA vessel of some kind? Has Emmanuel L seen this ?
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