The cargo ship MERKURIUS photographed in the port of Rostock in the late 1950's.
The Merkurius (2471 GRT / 1452 NET / 3520 tdw) was a former French vessel and World War II veteran, having participated in many naval operations, successfully avoiding any damage. Merkurius was launched on 26 June 1926
The 1967 Warnemunde built XD type ROSTOCK of East Germany's Deutsche Seereederei VEB was photographed approaching the Kiel Canal on 6th November 1974 bound for the Far East.
Later: 1990 PAULINE METZ - 1994 BERYTUS - 1995 METZ BEIRUT - 2000 AQABA EXPRESS
beached Alang 3rd August 2000 to be broken u
Neptun type general cargo vessel IRON BARON. Yard #385 launched Oct 1972 by VEB Schiffswerft Neptun, Rostock (East Germany) for Reederei Barthold Richters, Hamburg. Chartered by BHP before delivery and registered Newcastle (U.K.) to Richters subsidiary Baron Shipping Co. Ltd, Bermuda. March 1980 pur
Warnow Yard, Rostock, East Germany. The Russian at left has a pyramidical structure above the bridge, upon which a man is standing. The liner at right, should anyone want to make a guess, has a double name of 6 - 7 letters each. Picture taken 59 or earlier
Old Harbour, Rostock, before 1959, with a steam locomotive and various cranes. The sign I believe says: Warning!, the crane sticks further out than the wharf (?). There's one or two men standing on the front of the locomotive. I wonder if one of them has a bell. (Used to be a bell in use when the ol