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Photo Details
Photographer:Wolfgang Fricke [View profile]Title:AlemanniaAdded:May 22, 2020
Captured:March 01, 1975IMO:6515332Hits:716
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1960-1969 (Over 3000gt)
Length over all 164.4 m; breadth 22.04 m;
built 1965 by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg for HAPAG’s service between Northern Europe and the Far East.
Photo scanned from color slide
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Alemannia (Until 1979)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:10,699 tons
Summer DWT:12,544 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1965
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (10)

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Manfred on May 23, 2020 15:37 (3 days ago)
@jackosan: No maintenance of the blocks, all forged, could not be opened on board, replaced in one piece, spares on board.
Btw, two hydraulic tweendecks in every hold as well,
best equipped vessel ever.
@Denis: sistership WESTFALIA (first of series) had even 24 derricks, 2 derricks instead of the crane aft.
Best wishes, Manfred
Henning Brauwers on May 23, 2020 06:56 (3 days ago)
Rigging of the derricks was done in nearly no-time. These vessels had a fully aiutomatic cargo gear.Meaning every pair of derricks had 2 electric winches for the spanwire , 2 for outside guys and one for the center guy. All controlled from a little box next to the controller for the cargo winches. 1 Person was able to prepare the gear. And yes with the right kind of commodities it worked pretty fast
Arnes on May 23, 2020 00:49 (3 days ago)
Yes, it was a lot of maintenance with all those derricks, but there was also maintenance with cranes. When all derricks was ready rigged in position with preventers, discharging and loading went quicker with derricks than ships cranes. It was just impressive to watch how the stevedores handled the winches
jackosan on May 22, 2020 23:44 (4 days ago)
But just think of all the maintenance required on the cargo gear (greasing wires, overhauling blocks etc.) plus all the work topping & lowering the derricks - no wonder they had larger crews those days!
Dеnis on May 22, 2020 21:04 (4 days ago)
22 derricks, 1 Stuelcken heavy lift derrick, 1 mast crane. You're welcome!
Paulo Sousa on May 22, 2020 20:19 (4 days ago)
What a beauty!!

Best rgds.
Wolfgang Fricke on May 22, 2020 17:03 (4 days ago)
Thanks for the comments. Yes, in those days I liked this class of seven beautiful ships.
Clive Harvey on May 22, 2020 17:00 (4 days ago)
Yes, a pity about the boxes but still a great-looking ship. Great photo.
Manfred on May 22, 2020 16:45 (4 days ago)
The horrible box-time had started, what a pity for this great shot.
Thanks for posting, Manfred
DDGHANSA on May 22, 2020 16:03 (4 days ago)
Perfect shot! Thanks for posting.
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