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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:Tang ShanAdded:May 23, 2008
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
Tonight's classic is of Scandinavian origin, but as with so many general cargo ships built around this time, ended up under the red flag of communist China.

57 / 9,465gt / 13,595dwt (CHN) [ggc] [c/s : BGDU]

owner : COSCO

built : A/B Götaverken, Göteborg, SWE
yd # : 719
L - 12:03:1957

ex - Varda - 66 (NOR) - A/S J. Ludwig-Mowinckels

broken up Huang Pu, CHN, 1985

photo : Birkenhead, 07:10:1978
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions

Vessel Identification
Name:Tang Shan
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:9,465 tons
Summer DWT:13,595 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1957
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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Cornelia Klier on May 25, 2008 19:20 (10 years ago)
That's indeed a unusal sight, at least for me - a type of ship I rather see in some old books and such.. :-D
Malcolm Cranfield on May 24, 2008 16:47 (10 years ago)
hello Allan, many thanks for posting TANGSHAN at Birkenhead in 1978

- as with ARAMON, which you had kindly posted here a few weeks ago,I had photographed her sailing from Birkenhead on that voyage, but only in black &white

by the way, this ship was one of those which had sported "the thoughts of Chairman Mao" on her bridge front a few years previously

best regards. Malcolm Cranfield
Gerolf Drebes on May 24, 2008 08:49 (10 years ago)
Hi Allan,
many thanks for posting that great photo.
She was one of the good ships I saw on my first whit saturday at river Elbe in 1970, where plenty of ships went out ot the port of Hamburg, and all of them as beautiful like this one.
Regards from sunny Bavaria
Paul Strathdee on May 23, 2008 21:19 (10 years ago)
Yes,haven't missed them!! :-D
Allan RO on May 23, 2008 21:12 (10 years ago)
Hi Paul

Glad you like it, there'll be another next week. Don't forget I put a few others on in the week as well !!!!

all the best

Paul Strathdee on May 23, 2008 21:08 (10 years ago)
Makes a Friday night definitely worthwhile!! Great seeing all these. :lol:
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