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Photographer:Andreas Hoppe [View profile]Title:LA PLATAAdded:Oct 25, 2020
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
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adenanthos on Oct 26, 2020 22:12 (28 days ago)
It looks quite similar to the photo's on the internet, maybe safer to change the name to LA PLATA for the time being.
ChasB46 on Oct 26, 2020 10:25 (29 days ago)
La Plata photo,_Bestanddeelnr_907-5152.jpg
P.F. KERR on Oct 26, 2020 10:12 (29 days ago)
And here also:
P.F. KERR on Oct 26, 2020 10:09 (29 days ago)
Here is some photos of a scale model of "LA PLATA".
Andreas Hoppe on Oct 26, 2020 09:53 (29 days ago)
the picture could indeed have been taken before 1957 - this can be assumed from the buildings on land in background. The name ORINOCO has been mentioned in another forum but with so many possibilities everything is questionable.
Yes, the name have two parts. So LA PLATA seems right - or are there other possibilities?
rgds Andi
adenanthos on Oct 26, 2020 09:19 (29 days ago)
Agree with David about the 2 part name, could indeed read La Plata but then the photo must be from before 1957, when were these pictures (which are quite stunning) taken aprox?
davidships on Oct 26, 2020 09:10 (29 days ago)
I think that there were at least eleven, maybe thirteen, of this series in all. Judging by the placing/number of windows and portholes, type of ventilators, bulwarks and poop structure (though some of these could have changed over time) none of the six/eight from Gotaverken fit, nor Kockums' SUECIA with a Lindholm hull.

There are certainly differences with BIO-BIO and ORINOCO. AMAZONAS (Yd 252/7371g) does seem the best fit so far, but I have not found a photo of LA PLATA (Yd 251/7372g), lost in 1957, and there is a suggestion in this photo that the name on the stern has two words, short-long.
ChasB46 on Oct 26, 2020 00:06 (29 days ago)
Orinoco= Kockums yard number 253. Amazonas = Kockums 252. Similar ships of same date range built by Gotaverken for Rederi A/B Nordstjernan (Johnson Line).
ChasB46 on Oct 25, 2020 23:41 (29 days ago)
I would suggest Johnson Line vessel. There were 7 of same design. Similar to/or Amazonas see IMO 5013715 (Renamed Golden Wonder.)
adenanthos on Oct 25, 2020 23:40 (29 days ago)
Then this is not the ORINOCO, that could be the case as the other photo is the GOLDEN SPRING for sure.
Pilot Frans on Oct 25, 2020 20:09 (1 month ago)
Bridge from this one is more squar then the Golden Spring. Windows are on a different place
Pilot Frans on Oct 25, 2020 19:42 (1 month ago)
The 2 ships with this IMO number are not idential.
pieter melissen on Oct 25, 2020 15:26 (1 month ago)
IMO 5265007?
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