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No: 3825   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 1979   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom

Berthed at either Felixstowe or Harwich - I don't remember which! Nor can I find which details refer to this ship, although I guess that it could be the Aquila which was built in 1959 of 5,862 tons, IMO 5021152. Can anyone please identify the harbour and/or the ship itself?
Picture added on 25 February 2008
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Hello Peter,
The vessel could be the Aquila. I have a picture from 1988 of the Aquilla owned by UIM a French company. The white side on the topdeck is removed then. North Sea ferries chartered the vessel for the new route Zeebrugge- Teesport. At that time I worked as adocker on it and the lashing was very bad to do compared with the ships used now on the same route.
greetings marc

Added by Houtekamer Marc on 27 February 2008.
Thank you, Marc, I can see the name is AQUILA on my original negative, but there were several ships with that name around that time, and the nearest guess I can make is the one I mentioned, IMO5021152. What kind of cargo was so difficult to lash down?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 27 February 2008.
I read a time ago that the Aquila is scrapped. The problem with the cargo was that the lanes not compared with the lashing points. We have to load 2 trailers before it was possible to lash the first. The result is that the chains are 5 or 6 m and made of big size of shakles. But after a few months she was replaced with vessels of Bore.

Added by Houtekamer Marc on 28 February 2008.
It's definetly NOT Harwich looks more like Felixstowe.

Added by Sean Sparks on 23 March 2013.
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