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Photographer:Manfred [View profile]Title:RIO ORINOCOAdded:Nov 22, 2020
Captured:IMO:5296305Hits:858
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Ore Carriers
Description:
RIO ORINOCO in Hamburg in the mid 1960s.
Built in 1957 by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg-Finkenwerder (711) for Transworld Carriers Inc, Monrovia, GT 12.832, 37.042 tdw.
76- broken up at Kaohsiung.

and permission by Helmut Groening.
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IMO:5296305
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Manfred on Nov 26, 2020 16:09 (3 days ago)
@ Bob Scott: ore carriers like sisters

RIO GRANDE: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2451786
RIO MACAREO: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2451790

Some more work needed for corrections then...
Bob Scott on Nov 23, 2020 03:44 (7 days ago)
This was an ore carrier, not a bulker. See sister vesel RIO CARONI
Cisco on Nov 23, 2020 00:17 (7 days ago)
The wheel has turned full circle... from sailing ships navigated and sailed from aft to early steamers with a 'bridge' amidships over the top of the boiler so they could see where they were going... to bridge aft .. and now back to bridge amidships on today's very large container ships..... so they can see where they are going.....
Bridges stayed amidships on ships like the one shown because the commonly held view was that such large ships could not be conned from 'down the back'.
That changed on tankers in the late 50's and onwards due to a number of bad outcomes for people living amidships when tankers caught fire and exploded.....
Manfred on Nov 22, 2020 15:26 (7 days ago)
Would be a logical explanation, Denis, but rules must have been changed when the majority of new ships with bridge aft appear in 1960s.
Best wishes, Manfred
Dеnis on Nov 22, 2020 14:28 (8 days ago)
Maybe bridge amidships was used to have the required line of sight angle, which would be difficult due to length & high bow if bridge was on the aft?
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