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ORE MERCURY

One of Ludwigs craft. This was a Universe Tankships vessel but is wearing a Niarchos funnel.
Built 1959 by National Bulk Kure - Yard No78.
Ore Carrier.
18,123 tons - 51,474 Dwt.
L228.9m x B31.2m.
Single screw turbine - 15 kts.
Bu Kaohsiung 10.11.79.

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The Niarchos funnel is differently looking. Just to compare - this is the funnel of the Niarchos tanker " World Beauty " http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=58147
I don't know the funnel on the " Ore Mercury ", perhaps the Greek Nicolau Co. - but I'm not sure.
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The funnel is that of National Bulk Carriers, the D.K. Ludwig company which owned the vessel. Universe Tankships was a different company of the Ludwig empire.
 

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Thanks Phil,
I should have twigged that one!.
I was so used to seeing the Black funnels.
Neville - Hawkey01
 

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I don't think so - I think that is a Navios funnel. Navios had them on long term charter in the sixties, if my memory serves correctly.
 

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Correct on both counts. I sailed in two as Master. I have posted Ludwigs views on funnels. If they were not on T/C and the c/p dictated the colour would be black.
 

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Met her at anchor in Lisbon in Jan. 1978 I can remember her Master was constantly on the VHF to her agents, James Fisher I think and wanting to speak to a Mr. Carlos.
 

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