Sunday 30 October 2011

Aviation 1918

This was the first British built 4-engine aircraft, and it was also the largest plane of the First World War, the first strategis bomber.
Built on orders of the Air Ministery it was never used in combat.Before the
Armistice only three of these giant planes had been built and delivered to the
fighting units.
It could carry thirty 250-pound bombs or two 3300-pound bombs.
It was the forerunner of the WW II Halifax and Lancaster bombers.

Engine 4 x 375 hp Rolls Royce Eagle IV.
Wing span 38.40 mt. length 19.51 mt., height 7.01 mt.
Take-off weight 13.608 kg.
Speed 146 km/h.
Ceiling 3.350 mt.
Crew 4.
Armament 6 mach.guns,
Type Heavy Bomber.
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m.v. "Cyrnos", owner Societe National Maritime Corse- Mediterranee, Marseille, France. Flag France.
Built 1979 by Dubigeon Normandie S.A., Prairie au Duc, Nantes, France.
Grt. 12.625, dwt 2.400, l.o.a. 138.61 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pielstick-Alstholm-Atlantique, 31.200 hp., speed 22 kn.
Vessel type Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry.
1.800 Passengers
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m.v. "Bayard".
Owner P/R Bayard (Fred Olsen & Co.), Oslo, Norway.
Flag Norway.
Built 1975 by Ankerlokken Verft Floro A/S, Floro, Norway (additional cargo section, Frederikshavn Vaerft A/S, Frederikshavn, Denmark).
Grt. 5.171, dwt. 10.320, l.o.a. 167.52 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pielstick-Lindholmen Motor AB, 12.000 bhp., speed 18.5 kn. Vessel type RoRo Cargo.
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Friday 28 October 2011


de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver 1 1947

Over 1.600 aircraft, employed in more than 60 countries; this is the exceptional career of this small and versatile aircraft. Strong, with exceptional short take off and landing characteristics (STOL).
968 de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver 1 were ordered by the US Army and US
Airforce alone.

Manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-985-SB3 Wasp jr, radial 9 cylinders, aircooled,
450 hp.
Wingspan: 14.64 mt.
Length: 9.98 mt. Cruising speed 230 km/h at 1.524 mt. Maximum authonomy 1.190 km.
7 passengers.
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Thursday 27 October 2011


m.v. "Contender Bezant".
Owner Sea Contaners Ltd., London, United Kingdom. Flag United Kingdom.
Built 1981 by Cantieri Navali Breda, Porto Marghera, Italy.
Grt. 11.445, dwt. 22.000, l.o.a. 173.00 mt., br. 30.40 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pielstick-Lindholmen, 23.400 hp., speed 19 kn.
Vessel type Con/Ro/Cargo.
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m.s. "Colombia", owner Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij N.V.,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Flag the Netherlands.
Built 1930 by P. Smit Jr., Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Grt. 10.782, l.o.a. 139.43 mt.
Engine type Motor, Werkspoor, 8.000 bhp, speed 16 kn.
Vessel type Passenger/Cargo.

Ater the outbreak of WW 2 the vessel became in 1940 a submarine depot-ship in the
Royal Netherlands Navy.
On February 27, 1942, the "Colombia" was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-516 near the port of Simonstown, South Africa.
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Sunday 23 October 2011


m.v. "Cygnus Ace", owner Ocean Carcarrier Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
Flag Liberia.
Built 1982 by Kurushima Dock Co. Ltd., Onishi, Japan.
Grt. 12.353, deadw. 10.500 ton, l.o.a. 171.02 mt.
Engine type Motor, Kaeasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., 14.770 hp., speed 18.75 kn.
Vessel type Vehicles Carrier.
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m.v. ACT 7

m.v. "ACT 7", owner Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., & Ellerman Lines Ltd.
(Blue Star Ship Management Ltd.), London, United Kingdom.
flag United Kingdom.
Built 1977 at Bremer Vulkan A.G., Vegesack, Germany.
Grt. 43.992, dwt. 39.712, l.o.a. 248.60 mt.
Engine type Motor, MAN-Bremer Vulcan A.G., 53.280 hp., speed 19 kn.
Vessel type Container.
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Sunday 16 October 2011

m.v. BURMA

m.v. "Burma", owner Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd., London,
United Kingdom. Flag United Kingdom.
Built 1967 by R. Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle, United Kingdom.
Grt. 166, dwt. 63, l.o.a. 30.71 mt.
Engine type Motor, Ruston & Hornby Ltd., 1.050 hp., speed 11.5 kn.
Vessel type Tug.
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m.v. "Zeeland", ex Peter Wessel '84.
Owner A/S Larvik-Frederikshavnferjen, Larvik, Norway. Flag Norway.
Built 1973 by Societe Nouvelle des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre, Le Havre,
Grt. 6.801, l.o.a. 128.12 mt.
Engine type Motor, Werkspoor, 20.400 bhp., speed 23 kn.
Vessel type Pass/RoRo Cargo/Ferry.
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s.s. "Beltana", owner Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, London, United Kingdom, flag United Kingdom.
Built 1912 by Caird Shipbuilding Co., Greenock, United Kingdom.
Grt. 11.120, l.o.a. 157.00 mt.
Engine type Steam, Caird, 9.000 ihp., speed 15 kn.
Vessel type Passenger, 1.100 3rd class.
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Monday 10 October 2011


s.s. "Patricia", owner Hamburg America Line (HAPAG), Hamburg, Germany.
Flag Germany. Built 1900 by "Vulcan" Werke, Stettin, Germany.
Grt. 13.023, l.o.a. 178.34.
Vessel type Passenger (162 1st class, 187 2nd and 2.143 steerage. Crew 249)
engine type Steam, "Vulcan", 5.460 ihp., speed 13 kn.
Maiden voyage June 7 1899 Hamburg-New York.
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s.s. "Campania", owner Cunard Steam Ship Line, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Flag United Kingdom.
Built 1893 by Fairfield Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow, United Kingdom.
The "Campania" started her maiden voyage on the 22nd of April 1893 from Liverpool to New York. In May 1893 the "Blue Ribband" for record voyage Sandy Hook-Queenstown with an average speed of 21.9 knots and in August 1894 gained the westbound record with a speed of 21.49 knots.
Engine Steam, Faitfield, 30.000 ihp, speed 21 kn., maximum 23.2 kn.
Vessel type Passenger.
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s.s. PARIS

s.s. "Paris", owners Compagnie General Transatlantique, Le Havre, France.
Flag France.
Built by Chantiers Nav. Penhoet, St. Nazaire, France. The keel was laid in 1913 but halted athe outbreak of the war in 1914. In 1916 however it was decided to launch the ship in order to free the slipway for more urgent work. On the 12th of September in that year the vessel was launched, towed to Quiberon and laid up for the duration of the war. In 1921 the vessel was completed and on the 15th of June made her maiden voyage from Le Havre to New York.
Grt. 34.569, l.o.a. 233.03 mt.
Engines, Steam Turbines Parsons-Penhoet, 4 screws, 46.000 shp, speed max.
22.4 kn.
Vessel type Passenger
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Friday 7 October 2011


m.v. "Borodine".
Owner Compagnie General Trans-Baltique (C.G.T.B.), Dunkirk, France, flag France.
Built 1971 by Societe Nouvelle des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre, Le Havre, France.
Grt. 2.656, dwt. 5.287, l.o.a. 106.00 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pielstick-Soc. Mec. Precision de l'Atlantique, 6.000 hp., speed 15.5 kn.
Vessel type Ro/Cargo/Pallets.
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m.v. "Katerina V", ex Eleni '73, ex Grit '68.
Owner Ortansia Shipping Co. SA., Piraeus, Greece, flag Greece.
built 1958 at Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Goole, United Kingdom.
Grt. 2.580, dwt. 3.526, l.o.a. 94.52 mt.
Engine type Motor, Newbury Diesel Co. Ltd., 1.600 hp., speed 10 kn.
Vessel type Tank.
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s.s. "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse".
Owner Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany, flag Germany.
Built 1897 by Vulkan Werft, Stettin, Germany.
Grt. 14.349, l.o.a. 199.58 mt.
Engine type Steam turbines, 31.000 ihp., speed 23 kn.
Vessel type Passenger

Was the first German ship to win the "Blue Ribband".
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m.v. "Espresso Grecia", ex Espresso Livorno '80.
Owner Adriatica SpA di Navigazione, Venice, Italy, flag Italy.
Built 1972 by Cantiere Navale Luigi Orlando, Livorno, Italy.
Grt. 4.690, dwt. 2.283, l.o.a. 125.51 mt.
Engine type Motor, Grandi Motori Trieste, 14.000 hp., speed 21 kn.
Vessel type Pass/RoRo/ Car Ferry.
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m.v. "Amazon", owner Welldeck Shipping Co. (Royal Mail Lines), London, United Kingdom, flag United Kingdom.
Built 1959 by Harland & Wolff Shipbuilding Ltd., Belfast, United Kingdom.
Grt. 20.368, l.o.a. 177.72 mt.
Engine type Motor, Burmaister & Wain diesels-Harland & Wolff, 20.000 shp., speed 17.5 kn.
Vessel type Passenger.

Intended for the UK to South America services of the Royal Mail Lines, In 1968 sold to Shaw, Savill & Albion, renamed Akaroa, first voyage in May of that year from Southampton to Australia and New-Zealand.
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Wednesday 5 October 2011


s.s. "Sea-Land Consumer", ex Australia Bear '73.
Owner Reynolds Leasing Corp. (Sea-Land Service Inc.), Wilmington, USA. Flag USA.
Built 1973 at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Ship Building Dept., Sparrows Point, USA.
Grt. 23.760, dwt. 27.051, l.o.a. 219.62 mt.
Engine type Steam, De Laval Turbine Inc., 32.000 shp., speed 23 kn.
Vessel type Container.
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m.v. "Richardas Bukauskas", owner Latvian Shipping Company, Riga, Latvia
(USSR). Flag USSR.
Built 1974 by Santierul Naval Turnu-Severin, Turnu-Severin, Romania.
Grt. 2.079, dwt 2.180, l.o.a. 88.75 mt.
Engine type Motor, H. Ceglielski, 2.080 hp., speed 12.75 kn.
Vessel type Cargo.
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m.v. "Leonid Breznev", ex Kareliya '82.
Owner USSR-Black Sea Shipping Co., Odessa, USSR, flag USSR.
built 1976 by Oy Wartsilla Ab, Turku/Abo, Finland.
Grt. 13.251, dwt. 2.402, l.o.a. 156.27 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pielstick-Oy Wartsila Ab, 18.000 hp., speed 21 kn.
Vessel type Ro/Pass./Cargo/Ferry.
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s.s. "Munchen", owner Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany.
Flag Germany.
Built 1923 by Vulkan Werke, Stettin, Germany.
Grt. 13.325, l.o.a. 167.83 mt.
Engine type Steam, 8.500 ihp., speed 15 kn.
Vessel type Passenger.
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m.v. "Nicholas M", owner Coe Metcalf Shipping Ltd., Liverpool,
United Kingdom. Flag United Kingdom.
Built 1965 by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland, Untited Kingdom.
Grt. 1.308, dwt. 1.819, l.o.a. 70.72 mt.
Engine type Motor, Blackstone & Co., 1.320 hp., speed 13 kn.
Vessel type Tank.
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