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Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:ELBE MARUAdded:Jun 06, 2005
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' Elbe Maru outbound from Tilbury 16/5/81. A very unusual visitor to the Thames, and probably one of the largest containerships to visit at that time, her U.K. port of call was usually Southampton on the Europe/Far East run.
Vessel Identification
Name:H Reliance
Former name(s):
- Msc Koala (Until 2008 Sep)
- Msc Insa (Until 2008 Jul)
- Maersk Tacoma (Until 1996 Jan)
- North Sea (Until 1994 Jan)
- Elbe Maru (Until 1989 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:51,608 tons
Summer DWT:35,229 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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John Jones on Jun 07, 2005 20:38 (12 years ago)
there was a strike at Southampton at the time so we were indeed treated to some unusually large container ships for a while. I remember the Mitsui and South African ships caused quite some excitement. I was just about to submit a similar shot when the search tool picked this one up. Spooky! Maybe I'll do the stern shot.
Photography from the Landing Stage sure got better once they demolished that damned chimney at IPM Jetty :-D
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