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..now I'm just thinking out loud (but already I imagine Ruud delving into his picture database!!). This Finnish tanker co. had in the early 70s some really drop-dead gorgeous (one could almost add 'blonde' cos they were all a delicate off-white/buff) vessels. The one I'm thinking of (name eludes me) had a midship accommodation that could have been Porsche designed, in fact the whole ship was what I always imagined a tanker of that era should look like. In BP we had but one that had a 'designer-look' to it, being the French-built 'British Diplomat' although thinking about it, the 'Light Class' also had a rakish appeal. So, any offers? The name of this vessel has been causing me some serious headaches over the years. RUUD, HELP!!!! (...at least, I think it was Neste)

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Ahoy Paul,

Well there was a Finnish company, NESTE O/Y Naartali/Nadental that owned the NESTEFOX and LUNNI and the first one was a liquefied gas tanker, the other one an icebreaking tanker.But I'm sure they will have had others.

Here the LUNNI:
http://www.seefunknetz.de/oihm.htm
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Will have a look for the other one.
 

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Ahoy,

These were built in the '70's:

Tervi & Palva, Purha & Vinha, Tiiskeri & Enskeri.

I thought the Tervi was the first of this serie to be built in Finland in 1962;

For the moment Paul, couldn't find a photo, but will continue searching for one of these, but still hard to find.
There is a "Finnish Martime Index" book, maybe they can help out.

http://www.marconwest.fi/maritime/index.php
 

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Tiskeri and Einskeri were much bigger than the other ships. They were over
100,000 dw tons. Probably amongst the last large tankers to be built with Bridge amidships and amongst the first ships of that size to be fitted with bow thrusts. I seem to remember that they had an unusually large permanent ballast capacity for crude oil tankers.

Nestegas and Nestefox were unusual in that they were fitted with stern and not bow thrusts.

I piloted them all regularly into and out of the Tees in the 1980's
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