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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:ALIDA GORTHONAdded:Jun 15, 2006
Captured:June 11, 2005IMO:7524201Hits:5,080
Location:Canvey Island, London, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Palletised Cargo Ships
12,750 g.t. built 1977 by Hanjin at Pusan.
This Gorthon Line ship when I first saw her was a conventional bulker with 2 travelling gantry cranes but appears to have had conversion work done to make her a palletized cargo ship since.
Seen arriving in the Thames from Canada on 11/6/05.
*Note to admin: this IS a palletised cargo ship, please don't move it again!*

-Admin comment: Yes, this is a palletised, but it seems the admin team may start moving all photos of that category to anothers in the nearity. Some were already moved... For somekind of confusion, please contact Allan!
Vessel Identification
Name:Alida Gorthon
Technical Data
Vessel type:Pallet Carrier
Gross tonnage:12,750 tons
Summer DWT:14,240 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1977
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (3)

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John Jones on Jun 15, 2005 10:58 (12 years ago)

that one isn't a scan, Phil was referring to my marine band scanner.
Unfortunately what you see there is what the middle of a June day in England looked like, no light, no colour, and occasional drizzle!
The Dimage Z3 I've had for a couple of months I find gives very accurate colour reproduction, I leave the colour balance setting on 'natural'. I could set it on 'vivid' but hey.... why spoil the ambience of the English weather, if all the shots on here had blue skys that might even get boring :lol:
What I submit on here is as it was.
John J.
Matt Ruscher on Jun 15, 2005 07:37 (12 years ago)
nice shot, really good for being scanned. thanks for the info too, she looks nice, could use some better paint though..
Phil English on Jun 14, 2005 15:37 (12 years ago)
Hi John, the Alida Gorthon together with sisterships Ingrid Gorthon and Margit Gorthon were all converted in 1991. They still transport forest products but, as you say, they now have a sideport pallet loading system rather than the lift on lift off gantry system.

I trust you are putting your new scanner to good use :-)
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