Bob S
30th July 2004, 14:49
The BALTIKA (40/7494) photographed sailing from Tilbury Landing Stage on the River Thames in the late 60’s. 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.
I took my first cruise on her in 1971 cruising from Tilbury to Baltic ports, compared with today’s cruise ships, she was extremely basic. When I get the chance, I will add a few interior shots, just to reminisce.

Bob S
24th April 2005, 17:37
Found them, better late than never.

The BALTIKA moor at Copenhagen during September 1971.

more to come..

Bob S
24th April 2005, 17:40
Approaching Leningrad (now St Petersburg) and at sea in the Baltic.

more to come..

Bob S
24th April 2005, 17:42
Inside cabin 37, just look at the décor!

25th April 2005, 13:08
This is a my piece of artwork of BALTIKA.(design of 1968.)

25th April 2005, 13:16
As you say Bob, very basic!!
Tanker - another great piece of work!

25th April 2005, 13:48
Many thanks my friends!!!!!(passion of merchant ships is a great thing)!!!