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    Re: Unknown Vessel, anyone know?

    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    this image comes from facebook,any one know the 3 on knowns?

    The one to the right reminds me of a Princess..... perhaps former Royal Princess... but then again, the bridge is just two decks above the forecastel... hence a smaller ship perhaps?

    The one further back is unnknown to me, but how about Ausonia?
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      Re: Unknown Vessel, anyone know?

      This picture is from Aalesund and quite recent:


      Does anybody know this old lady??

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        Re: Unknown Vessel, anyone know?

        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        This picture is from Aalesund and quite recent:


        Does anybody know this old lady??
        Something Dutch? I have really no idea on wooden sail ships of this class.
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          At Wikimedia Commons, I came across this interesting photo: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...iking_Saga.jpg
          I wonder which ship the white one behind the "Viking Saga" might be? The ship looks rather old (with a wooden bridge) and interesting... strange funnel...

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            she looks like having a nice line,but i don't have any idea.
            but this is more a test reply.
            best regards Thijs

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              Looks like Soviet funnel marking. Nice old combined cargo and pax vessel, but not likely to be Russian built.

              PS> Could it be this one?
              The Baltika: http://worldshipny.com/baltika.shtml

              Here some details:
              She was operated by the Baltic Shipping Company of the USSR. Built by Nederlandsche Scheeps as the VYACHESLAV MOLOTOV, she was used as a troopship during WW2 until laid up in Leningrad in 1941 after hitting a mine in the Gulf of Finland. She was renamed BALTIKA in 1957 and scrapped in Pakistan in 1987.
              Last edited by ombugge; September 23rd, 2013, 04:43. Reason: Add PS

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                Good work, ombugge, i think that must be her, if not, then a very close sister. I spent a couple of hours looking for her last night, found some similar looking pre-war DFDS ships, but none that matched totally. If the date of the photo that Bengt found is indeed 1983, then it was 4 years before she went to Pakistan for scrapping. Shame, she is a lovely looking vessel, not many like her left in the world now.

                Again, well done on finding her, i was very curious to find her myself.
                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                  Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                  If the date of the photo that Bengt found is indeed 1983, then it was 4 years before she went to Pakistan for scrapping...
                  Well, it was me who "found" the photo on Wikimedia Commons (though I'm not the original "finder", it was uploaded by someone else), and my name isn't Bengt

                  Thanks all of you, janihudi, ombugge, Steve B. for looking - and especially, of course, ombugge for finally identifying her quite compellingly - I'm going to add to the description at Wikimedia Commons that it's probably her.

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                  • Steve.B
                    Steve.B commented
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                    Opp's sorry for the mix up with names, i got you mixed up with 'Grindøya' - how i do not know, probably something to do with the fact that Bengt - (Grindøya), only recently changed to that name. Your not even in the same country, so no excuse for my mix up - me bad, I will endeavor not to mix you up again, but i must say that was a good 'spot', i enjoyed trying to hunt her down, but ombugge beat me to it.

                  By the way, according to Fakta om Fartyg, Baltika had a sister vessel, the Iosif Stalin, which was however destroyed early in the war. So it can probably only be the Baltika.

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                    This one looks familiar, Seen on Eastern Anchorage, Singapore a few days ago:


                    Any of you ferry enthusiasts can identify her?
                    She look European to me.

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                      "Ocean Grand" from july 2013
                      It has sailed in the Mediterranean before it appears

                      Former names
                      ​OCEAN ROSE until 2013 Jul
                      IONIAN KING until 2011 Nov
                      FERRY LAVENDER until 2004 Dec

                      IMO number 9006629
                      Name of the ship OCEAN GRAND
                      Type of ship RO-RO/PASSENGER
                      SHIP MMSI 352287000
                      Gross tonnage 30413 tons
                      DWT 7689 tons
                      Year of build 1991
                      Builder JMU - TOKYO, JAPAN
                      Flag PANAMA
                      Class society
                      REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE
                      Manager & owner
                      OCEANIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL - HONG KONG, CHINA

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                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        That was quick.
                        I'm surprised that she Japanese owned and built. Looked very European to me.
                        Here is some more info:
                        Ferry Lavender
                        She was built in 1991 by Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries at Tokyo & Aioi, Japan as the Ferry Lavender for Shin Nihonkai Ferry of Osaka, Japan. She plied between Maizuru (Honshu) and Otaru (Hokkaido) with her running mates Ferry Lilac (now "Princess of the Star" of Sulpicio Lines of the Philippines) and New Akashia. In 2004 she was replaced by the two luxury fast ferries, Hamanasu & Akashia.
                        No idea what she was doing in Singapore, or where she is/will be trading next.

                      Here is three more unknown ships:


                      Maybe not that unknown. Looks like at least a couple of the early Queens.
                      Probably from WWII based on the paint job. New York definitely.

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                      • Steve.B
                        Steve.B commented
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                        A couple of old 'Queen's' - Mary and Elizabeth, and the other is probably the ill fated 'Normandy', no doubt sitting in the berth that was soon to be her grave.

                      Definately the two British Queens (Mary and Elizabeth) and the Normandie of the French Line.
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                        A couple of days ago I spotted this funnel at Singapore Cruise Terminal:


                        That looks very much like the funnel of the unknown ship in post #222, which was quickly identified as the ferry Ocean Grand.
                        I found out that she will be a regular here, used as a gambling boat with base in Singapore.
                        Here is a somewhat dated article about her: http://www.seatrade-insider.com/news...singapore.html

                        PS> Here is a picture of her at the same place 19. June 2013 lifted from Shipspotting:

                        (Picture by Mark1955)

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                          This ship is too new for the veteran ship thread, but we have no other such named thread in the other section. And the design makes her fit into here.

                          Maasmond Maritime newsletter reported a couple of days about her and i was thrilled and made some further research.

                          Sources and picture courtesies:
                          http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...hp?lid=1935289





                          Dr. Allan Ryzka-onions gave this information:
                          This vessel was originally the fifth of 6 sisters built for the Soviet Ministry of Gas Industry just around the time of the collapse of the USSR. She was launched 11 November 1989 and delivered as Vladimir Chivilikin in April 1990. She was immediately transferred to the fishing organisation 'Dalryba' and in 1992 to the j/s Co. Vladivostok Base of Trawling & Refrigerating Fleet. In 1998 she was sold to Falklands Investments Ltd, renamed Kay with the intention of converting her to a luxury passenger vessel. A year later she was sold to Pacific Seaways S.A. and in 2001 arrived at Keppel's Singapore for conversion work to begin. In 2005 her management transferred to Care Offshore S.A.. Some work was carried out at Keppels, including the new stern. In 2007 she arrived ar Arista Nautica, Split ostensibly for completion but was laid up at Vranic. In March 2011 she departed for Brodotrogir again, for completion, but little was done. Now over 2 and a half years later she has arrived at Malta, again ostensibly, for completion.
                          Other sisters have also been converted, #4 Yuriy Trifonov was converted in 1997 at Gdańska Stocznia Remontowa to a diving mother ship and renamed Seaway Kingfisher. In 2004 renamed Kingfisher with further modification at Eidsvik and she is now described as a seismic research ship.
                          # 3 Mariya Tsvyetayeva was converted to an expedition cruise ship and in 2011 sold to Ortelius Scheepsreizen of Belgium and renamed Ortelius.
                          The other three, #1 Anna Akhmatova, #2 Boris Pasternak and #6 Igor Farkhutdinov ex Neva - 96, Admiral Lazarev - 03 are still operating as passenger vessels for Russian owners.
                          I wait with interest to see if Kay is ever completed.

                          Source and picture courtesy:
                          http://www.maltashipphotos.com/produ...Super%20Yachts





                          In her former life she looked like this:

                          Source:
                          http://myship.com/imo/8509208/KAY/gallery/photo/79339

                          Currently she seems to be under arrest, because a Danish motor vendor is waiting for his money:
                          http://www.transport.gov.mt/admin/up...2014-02-08.pdf

                          I am fascinated by this clearly 60ies influenced design. I wonder who was / is / will be the owner. Who was responsible for this design? Does she have Russian owners (again)?

                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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