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Looking through some of the photos donated to the Clyde Shiplovers Society I came across this very smart Fred Olsen ship taken I'm sure on the Thames.
She was built by the Aker yard in Oslo in 1950 and had a sad end in 1978 when as MARINA K she sank following an engine room explosion.

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IMO 5045316 , Flag Norway.
Ship Type : General Cargo / Reefer Ship.
Build in 1950 by Aker Makaniske Verksted Oslo Norway as " Bismillah " for Den Norske Middelhavslinje A/S ( Fred Olsen A/S Oslo as manger ) Oslo Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 1.391 / 617 / 1.830.
Main Engine : B&W - 1.400 bhp.

1968 Sold to Meandros Shipping Co Ltd Piraeus Greece,renamed " Nano ".
1972 Sold to Delos Shipping Co Ltd Piraeus Greece,renamed " Fodele ".
1974 Sold to J&V Papaioamnou Piraeus Greece,renamed " Capitan Michelis P ".
1977 Renamed " Mariner ".
1977 Sold to Frygia Cia Navigation SA Piraeus Greece.renamed " Arine I ".
1978 Sold to Nara Maritime Co Ltd Piraeus Greece,renamed " Tarina A ".
1978 Sold to Meridiqn Cia Navigation SA Panama City Panama,renamed " Marina K ".
1978 Sunk after explosion in engie room 12.04.78.( Pos : 08.40N/14.47V ).

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Fairfield - Remember her well running into the East India Dock , London . Think she was on the Levante service . As to location I would hazard a guess and say she just rounded Higham Bight and getting ready to change Channel Pilot for the River Pilot off Gravesend. She's a good proportioned ship and the large funnel suits her well(Thumb)

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Thanks for that- I wasn't too sure if it was the Thames or not.

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A little add to this cargo: she was on voyage from Galatz to Lagos loaded 1300 tons of tomato paste.
The crew was saved.

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