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Photographer:tonylast [View profile]Title:CARPATHIAAdded:Dec 08, 2006
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Under 3000gt)
Not the Cunard *Carpathia* one expects, but serendipity in the chartering market.

Launched 7 September 1957 at Rendsburg by Krogerwerft GmbH as hull no. 1086 for Deutsche MacGregor GmbH, Bremen. 300'6" x 39'5" x 15'5;" 1342 gt, 600 nt; two Motorenwerk Mannheim 8-cylinder Diesels, 320mm x 480, geared to a single shaft, 2000-bhp.

Later *Seeteufel* (1968), *Zeptrader* (1972), *Gulf Express* (1974), *Sun* 1976), *Tristar* (1977), *Star Trek* (1982), and *Civra* (1983). Broken up at Vado Ligure, 1985.

Shown August 1962 at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA; among the very handsome German freighters chartered by Cunard for its short-lived Great Lakes service in the early '60s.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Star Trek (Until 1982)
- Tristar (Until 1982)
- Sun (Until 1977)
- Gulf Express (Until 1976)
- Zeptrader (Until 1974)
- Seeteufel (Until 1972)
- Carpathia (Until 1968)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,954 tons
Summer DWT:2,780 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1957
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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SteveH on Mar 01, 2008 13:21 (10 years ago)
Thanks again Tony, I have never seen a photo of her. Like you say, usually the Cunarder - a real treat... SteveH
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