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Photographer:Wolfgang Fricke [View profile]Title:BavariaAdded:Jun 03, 2020
Captured:July 01, 1973IMO:6609690Hits:831
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1960-1969 (Over 3000gt)
Length over all 164.4 m; breadth 22.04 m;
built 1966 by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg for HAPAG’s service between Northern Europe and the Far East.
Photo scanned from color slide
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Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:10,896 tons
Summer DWT:12,430 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1966
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Axel Huettemann on Jun 04, 2020 22:07 (4 months ago)
@Manfred, thank you!
Manfred on Jun 04, 2020 10:59 (4 months ago)
@Axel Huettemann:
The 3 forward cargotanks below Hold 1&2 were used for Latex, the cargotanks 4 to 11 were on the aft deck behind the 2 reefer holds and were used for oils, all discharged by portable pumps. As far as I remember all tanks were heated but cooling the oil down in the aft tanks was always a problem in the tropics.
Rgds, Manfred
Axel Huettemann on Jun 04, 2020 08:37 (4 months ago)
It looks this class had at least three cargo tanks in the fore ship. Interesting. They used portable pumps for the unloading? I bet some heating coils were attached.
Bob Scott on Jun 04, 2020 01:13 (4 months ago)
Many general cargo ships of this era, particularly those that were trading to the Far-East, were fitted with deep tanks for the carriage of liquid cargoes like palm oil and liquid latex.
albula on Jun 04, 2020 01:00 (4 months ago)
yes in so called deeptanks
Axel Huettemann on Jun 03, 2020 21:02 (4 months ago)
So that was how they shipped Palmoil at those times.
Manfred on Jun 03, 2020 17:05 (4 months ago)
Nice shot at Vulkanhafen, discharging Palm Oil.
Rgds, Manfred
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