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Photographer:Linesman [View profile]Title:OmskAdded:May 05, 2019
Captured:IMO:5263437Hits:791
Location:Alexandria, Egypt
Photo Category: General Cargo Ships
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Soviet era cargo vessel seen at Alexandria, Egypt in July 1961

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IMO:5263437
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asnyk on May 14, 2019 11:31 (1 month ago)
Situation was as follows: deleted in Soviet Register 1959 and deleted in LR Register 1969/1970. Photo shoot year is OK.
asnyk on May 07, 2019 07:40 (1 month ago)
I agree with that, it happened. Especially when the friendship between Egypt and the USSR was relatively strong at the time.
davidships on May 07, 2019 07:29 (1 month ago)
That may well be true, asnyk, but incomplete - then taken back for a voyage, perhaps by the military with arms or some such cargo for Egypt. It would be interesting to see whether the ship movement(s) through the Bosphorus was picked up by Lloyds.
asnyk on May 07, 2019 05:27 (1 month ago)
06/11/1950 transferred to the balance of the Black Sea State Shipping Company. On February 3, 1959, it was decommissioned, excluded from the lists of vessels of the Minmorflot and handed over to Glavvtorchermet for dismantling and cutting into metal.This is the official report. But the reality was somewhat different.
Jens Boldt on May 06, 2019 20:56 (1 month ago)
So she survived her official demise by at least two years... Guess then we'll never know when and where she actually ended up.
asnyk on May 06, 2019 08:22 (1 month ago)
That's also true, davidships, but the Chinese ships only moved out of Chinese waters after they were removed from Loyd. Some Soviet ships were mostly used as floating warehouses (similarly in Poland). But a later one-time use is possible.
davidships on May 06, 2019 07:37 (1 month ago)
No doubt Lloyds' Register published the best info they had, but like many a Chinese "broken up" there were a number of Soviet ships that survived longer than was thought.

asnyk on May 06, 2019 04:20 (1 month ago)
Jens is right. Ship built 1919 in Columbia River Shipbuilding Co., Portland as West Harts. 5538gt. 1929-1945 Texas, 1945-1950 Kapitan Vislobokov and from 06.1950 Omsk. Deleted 1959 and broken up.
Jens Boldt on May 05, 2019 20:53 (1 month ago)
Hm, can't argue with you about that, I wasn't even born yet in 1961 :-) But these Belorussia-class ship seemed to be an almost perfect match...
Linesman on May 05, 2019 20:38 (1 month ago)
Hello Jens - Many thanks for your comments - Definitely correct year as I sailed from Alexandria on the Lydia of Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, from which I took the photo, in that July. Derek
Jens Boldt on May 05, 2019 20:34 (1 month ago)
Are you sure about the year Linesman? Looks like this one was originally "West Harts", built in 1919, but she was broken up as Omsk in 1959 already

See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belorussia-class_cargo_ships

Have a look at the photo of West Cajoot for reference...

Cheers,
Jens
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