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Frank P



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Was she one of the first car carriers???? On charter to VolksWagen she carried full cargo's of VW Beetles to North America. Photo taken 1968.

Owner Bolten Line Germany

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· Date: Sun, 25 September 05 · Views: 588
· Tags: 1 · Filesize: 31.2kb, 31.2kb · Dimensions: 800 x 365 ·
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valourhonesty
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Registered: December 2010
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Thu, 23 December 10 20:49

Yes i was on her sister ship the M/S Margarethe Bolten (15.449 BRT) in 1969 to 1970.We were also on charter to VW and carried full cargo's of Beetles to North America. The Shipping Line was then called .... August Bolten Wm. Millers Nachfolger. Registered in Hamburg.
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Frank P

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Fri, 24 December 10 05:19

An ex crew member from the M/S Mathilde Bolten gave me the photo.

Cheers Frank
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noboa
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Registered: July 2012
Location: Hamburg-Germany
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Mon, 9 July 12 08:09

Jaha,

I started my seagoing time 1966 as deckhand (Decksjunge) on the Mathilde Bolten.
Captain was Mr. Braun. Boatswain was Harmut Stüven. Later I joined her again as ab, then chippy.

Had a nice time there, and a very good salary due to the extra money from Volkswagen.

Cheers, noboa
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