Ships Nostalgia banner
M/S MATHILDE BOLTEN

M/S MATHILDE BOLTEN

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

12,000 Tns

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,638 Posts
An ex crew member from the M/S Mathilde Bolten gave me the photo.

Cheers Frank
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
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
 

Media information

Category
Cargo vessels
Added by
Frank P
Date added
View count
740
Comment count
3
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top