Thanks Rudd+Treeve Half way there.It was the 57 build.This vessel was on a 5 year charter to Ampol Petroleum Australia,The Master was Capt Ole Holman from Denmark of course,his younger son went on to be Master of the newer Eli Maersk the one built early 2000.But I have lost contact with them.
I can't help wondering if she was built under another name?
Owners Svendborg and managers A P Moller; I feel it is unusual
for the ship to be named for the Managers.
other thing is that she was disposed of 1965 or so, not very old.
Was she scrapped, damaged / sunk or changed owners?
I note she was on Ampol's books for 5 years.
I have a photo of Jens Maersk, also built 1957 by
Burmeister & Wain. May be they are similar?
There has to be some mistake regarding the ship Jens Mærsk-1957. This vessel was one of a class of four freighters slightly smaller than the preceeding Chastine/Jesper of 1953 Class. The only other use of Jens Mærsk I am aware of is a current container vessel.
3035 Lars Mærsk-1956 Freighter by Burmeister & Wain 740
3037 Svend Mærsk-1957 Freighter by Burmeister & Wain 741
3041 Jens Mærsk-1957 Freighter by Burmeister & Wain Unknown
3046 Knud Mærsk-1958 Freighter by Burmeister & Wain 748
Perhaps the tanker was Jane of 1955? but this vessel was a product of Odense Stålskibsværft, and not Burmeister & Wain.
ELI MÆRSK OWVL was built by Odense Stålskibsværft Yd#140 in 1957. She was sold in 1965 and was renamed Cabo De Hornos, and was scrapped in 1977.
A.P. Moller operated several companies within the MÆRSK Group, and the different companies had their ships registered in the Danish Port where that particular company was located.
Many Thanks, Ray Rudd,you too Rory.your help is invaluable.I did notice a new member on deck today who is a ships Master on Maersk vessels maybe he can score some good photos for SN. Hope he gets to read this small segment
Rory the Tanker I recall was in the 25000-30000 dwt range. She seemed quite large in that time of course very small by todays standard.
I have a few more pictures of Maersk vessels,
which will be placed online as soon as I am able.
Below is picture of JENS MÆRSK; name clearly marked on side.
I regret the quality ... but I am grateful for any pictures.
I was informed that she was built 1957 by Burmeister & Wain.
Any more info or corrections would be welcome.
Thanks for your comments on Jens Maersk. The only image I can find for the Tanker "ELI MAERSK" is a solitary one of her on The Ways from the Maritime Museum in Denmark. Bit Small at that.
According to Duncan Haws, Jens was lengthened, however, in checking all the photos I have for these four ships of that class it appears all four ships were lengthened early  in their lives. 5900DWT to 8100DWT, Ooops, Mr. Haws does show the increase in tonnage for all four, but the increase in dimensions are not shown
1977 Transferred to Bridge Transport Corp. Liberia, name appears to have remained the same.
Jens was sold in 1979 to Peninsula Shipping Co. (Pte), Singapore, and renamed Cherry Laju. 1984 to Chittagong for scrapping.
If I know what I’m doing [and that is always questionable] follow my instructions below if you would like to see an image of ELI, and better ones for her two sisters. The images are quite small, but you can see the vessels ok.
Since we are on the subject of Maersk Tankers I thought I’d ask about a couple of ships I am having some difficulty with many of the specs. There is some question as to where Elenora was built, but she too may have been built in the UK as with her sister.
Any help in sorting these two out will be most appreciated.
Furness Shipbuilding Co., Haverton Hill-on-Tees Yard # 415
B&W Diesel, 6M HP 13.5 Knots
GRT 10,659, TDW 16,676
R/n SIGRID REUTER
R/n ST. ANDREW
R/n CROWN I
R/n EASTLAND TRADER
Sister Ship Below
HSM says English built.
D. Haws says Odense Stålskibsværft
Specs about the same?
R/n SEAWAY STAR
Thanks guys for all your help. I looked on the site you suggested Rory, very interesting. As you say, the thumbnails shown don't produce a particularly good result but nonetheless I've got some idea of what Eli Maersk look like. Ruud hasn't come good with a photo yet so I am now offering two cans of VB or Fosters to whoever produces a good image.
I am surprised there are not many examples of Maersk vessels as they were quite a big company. Where are all the photographs?