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Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:NeptunAdded:Jan 20, 2019
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill, U.K.
Year of build: 1955 (Yard no. 466)
Owner: 'Union' Kabellungs Schiffs., Germany
Measures: BRT 8254, NRT 4587, LOA 142,43 m, breath 18,08 m, 4400 bhp
History: PRESIDENT KRÜGER (1955 - 1959)
Owner: Northern Steamships Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa
NEPTUN (1959 - 1960)
Owner: 'Union' Kabellungs Schiffs., Germany
AL MURTAZA (1960 - 1979)
Owner: Muhammadi S.S. Co., Karachi, Pakistan (1960 - 1978)
Owner: Pakistan Shipping Corporation, Karachi, Pakistan (1978 - 1979)
Owner: Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Karachi, Pakistan (1979)
BU 1979 in Karachi, Pakistan

Taken by family member in Hamburg in the fifties or sixties.
Vessel Identification
Name:Al Murtaza
Former name(s):
- Neptun (Until 1960)
- President Kruger (Until 1959)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:8,299 tons
Summer DWT:11,165 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1955
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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DDGHANSA on Jan 20, 2019 16:34 (5 months ago)
Thanks to davidship for these additional information.
davidships on Jan 20, 2019 16:26 (5 months ago)
Interesting photo - note the name of the German owner: 'Union' Kabellungs Schiffs. She was purchased in 1959 with the intention to convert her to a cable ship, but the project was subsequently abandoned.
Instead they contracted a newbuilding NEPTUN, completed 1962, which later became CABLE VENTURE
DDGHANSA on Jan 20, 2019 15:39 (5 months ago)
Thanks to Pieter Melissen. I have added the data.
pieter melissen on Jan 20, 2019 14:30 (5 months ago)
it is 5007649. Look at your own shot of Al Murtaza.
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