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MAXIM GORKIY

MAXIM GORKIY

Princes Wharf,Auckland,NZ
1978

Built 1969 as Hamburg for German Atlantic Line.
1973 renamed Hanseatic
1973 circa renamed Britannic for one day for use in film Juggernaut with Roger Moore about a ship with a bomb onboard. Naming was unoffical.
1974 to USSR, later Russian Federation
renamed Maksim G

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Chris, I used to like seeing the vessel. Even have a model of her. One year she even put in an appearance at my birthday bash. (she just happened to sail by!) She did have a few problems in Norwegian/Northern waters. I note your final comments so will be interested to see any follow ups.
Brilliant picture. regards Paul
 

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Torrens -
We did a short cruise on her out of New York in the 1970's brfore the big dust-up between our two countries and she was banished to the Canadian run... A most uncomfortable time on board her. Poor service and mediocre food - but a jolly crew and staff helped. Shame she's gone like so many before her.
Mike - The Sun Viking
 

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Chris,

She built and completed as HAMBURG, renaming to HANSEATIC only took place in 1973.

Cheers,
Ralph
 

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You can see some shot of her in heavy weather North Sea i 1987 when i am onboard for a cruise to Spitzbergn Is.
Gp
 

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Of course, the Sickle and Hammer shows that she was under the Russian Flag here.

Thanks,
Kolby Hurt
 

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Dear Ralph

One day I'll learn to read info correctly !

Details from Kludas Volume 5 Passengers Ships of World.
 

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