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Photographer:emdee [View profile]Title:SIMONAAdded:Mar 31, 2020
Location:Tyne, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
Completed 1953 by Uddevallavarvet for Skibs A/S Navalis of Oslo (Tschudi & Eitzen)
1965 Sold to Hjalmar Roed & Co. Renamed FIMONA. Norwegian flag
1968 Sold to Santaroza Nav Co. Ltd., Famagusta, renamed KATINA M
1976 Demolished at Castellon

Pictured at the Esso Terminal, North Shields 17/06/62

Image copyright © emdee 2020
Vessel Identification
Name:Katina M
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:10,339 tons
Summer DWT:16,471 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1953
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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Emmanuel.L on Mar 31, 2020 19:10 (2 months ago)
This tanker was built in the times when shipbuilding was still strong in European yards, then slowly Asian yards took over with new designs and quicker an less costly buildings.
I remember tankers like the SIMONA quite well from my times at the Malta Drydocks, with the midships bridge and accommodation for officers .The catwalks on the two tank decks with the pipes and cables clipped underneath.These cables being of lead sheeting covering were very heavy and it was a tiring job to change these cables which their lead covering cracking from the stresses of the decks, especially when done in sweltering summer heat or the cold wet days of winter.When plastic and rubber took over it was a relief to us electricians.
This picture brought back such nostalgia of my days working alongside my friends and mates , most of them now dead.
Thanks for sharing and bringing up these memories for me.
Keep safe ,stay positive my friends,
Mike on Mar 31, 2020 18:26 (2 months ago)
Great old photo plus when did you last see at tanker in the Tyne that size in the last 10 years
emdee on Mar 31, 2020 15:40 (2 months ago)
Thanks for your response.
As I am known as the Old Fossil these days (when folks are being polite!) you can gather that I'm knocking on a bit now and apparently keep harking back to the "good old days".
This explains why my photo's are all of a certain vintage.
Thanks again

emdee on Mar 31, 2020 15:16 (2 months ago)
Many thanks for your kind remarks. It is always nice to know that a photo is of interest, and appreciated by a fellow photographer.
Your own work is of a very high standard and I feel sure will continue to give pleasure to many others down the years.

Best wishes
teachers on Mar 31, 2020 15:14 (2 months ago)
Excellent photo of a tanker Emdee,tankers often dont get the attention they deserve, a little bit before my time.
Marc Piché on Mar 31, 2020 12:08 (2 months ago)
I always am in total awe with your well done slide scans of vintage ships which offer splendid scenes of yesteryear. You make my day each time I see one of them like this one.
Thank you so much for making them accessible to the Shipspotting collectivity.

Stay safe.

Marc from Verchères.
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