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Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:PL TraderAdded:Jun 14, 2008
Photo Category: Vegetable/Edible Oil Tankers
Ramsgate 12/7/80. Two ships with the wooden wheelhouse which characterize coasters of a certain age which, sadly, are now all but extinct.

The PL Trader was an edible oil tanker operated by the London-based Pure Lard Group and regularly transported their products into the Thames at this time. If I remember correctly, she was of Norwegian origin. She was berthed at Ramsgate for general maintenance or repairs.

The Contact was a typical Dutch built coaster perhaps better known a Lapthorn's original Hootact. She too was at Ramsgate for maintenance though I have a feeling she may have just had her new name applied.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Solvskjell (Until 1973)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:470 tons
Summer DWT:565 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1951
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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