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Photo Details
Photographer:Wolfgang Fricke [View profile]Title:KaunasAdded:Jun 29, 2020
Captured:March 01, 1973IMO:5184136Hits:485
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
Length over all 145.5 m; breadth 19.2 m;
built 1956 by Admiralty Wharves, Leningrad (USSR), for Latvian Shipping Co., USSR;
scanned from color slide;
Vessel Identification
Flag:Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Former name(s):
- Kaunas (Until 1990)
- Tovda (Until 1990)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:7,653 tons
Summer DWT:11,962 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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Wolfgang Fricke on Jun 29, 2020 16:40 (4 days ago)
Thanks, Pieter, again for your research work. It is interesting that such a detail - the stack or exhaust pipe - allows us the identification. It would be interesting to know why this ship had that detail - perhaps experience from former sisterships?
pieter melissen on Jun 29, 2020 13:58 (4 days ago)
My second observation supports however your statement that Kaunas is the only one of the Design 563 tankers that has this stack on the funnel. (I have photos of all 63 vessels of that design). So KAUNAS it most likely is.
pieter melissen on Jun 29, 2020 12:39 (4 days ago)
My first choice would be OCHAKOV, purely based in the the first carcacter of the name visible on the stern. Second choice would be the FRUNZE, where the Cyrillic F caracter resembles an O but like the Greek PHI/F caracter.
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