The name on the bow reads probably MAERSK. No, I'm not sure, but the information about the name Katrine Maersk is provided by the Rotterdam archives. I have checked the historical newspapers and the vessel was not around in the beginning of 1950. And why was she dressed with flags?
Thanks for comments. It is the wrong photo to the text. There is a similar photo which clearly shows the KATRINE MAERSK which a shall upload to-day. There she is sailing ahead of this (unknown) ship. I shall move this photo to the "need a ship identified" category.
Is there another vessel inboard of her as there are a fair amount of masts/derricks there or an optical illusion. Colours not in line with Maersk scheme & funnel markings do not fit either. As already mentioned why is she `dressed`? Appears to be a plenty of ice in the water too.
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I have noticed that both ships (other photo) are dressed with the flags, was there a date with the photo, in the 1960's we used to dress the ship with flags on the 1st of May and on some other special days.
Problem solved: Name is MEACHAM (scrutinized photo in highest resolution). This ship arrived on 30th January 1950 at Rotterdam from Ras Tanura. Nationality: USA.
Built in 1944 by Kaiser Company, Portland for the United States War Shipping Administration, Portland. To American Overseas Tanker Corporation, Wilmington in 1948 the National Tanker Corporation, Wilmington later that year. To Meacham Corporation, Wilmington in 1951 then Charles Kurz & Company, Wilmington later that year, renamed Custis Woods. To United Stated Department of Commerce in 1965. Scrapped at Santander, Spain in 1966.
Thanks all. Caption changed and put back to tankers category.