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« on: May 06, 2017, 06:55:10 am »

Dear All,

I'm looking for guidance and help to locate drawings for three Finnlines Netherlands built cargo vessels :

1/ Finnpulp 5115290 (#550)- Completed 1953 Werf. J. Smit & Zoon, Alblasserdam
4.048GRT, 6.604tdw
Scrapped Aliaga 1989-05-18  (Leyal GS Ticaret) maybe Gina ?

2/Finnsailor 5115305 - Completed 1952 by "De Merwede" v. Vliet & Co., Hardinxveld
“Scheepswerf & Machinefabriek "De Merwede" v/h.van Vliet & Co, Hardinxveld”
*sold and renamed 68 GRACIA - 72 TUMI
BU Brownsville 26.1.84 [Goldwils Ltd]

3/Finntrader QFQP – 5115331 (#210) – Completed 1951 by Scheepsinstallatiebedrijt, Nederlands N.V.
Netherlands, Ijsselmonde
Scheepswerft de Hoop Lobith Tolkamer, Nedrlands N.V
Demolished Colombia Mamonal as ”Puerto De Vita” 1988.

I've been trying to find these, probably quite small shipyards, but so far without any luck.

Any help is very much appreciated.

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Juha Luukka
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 08:46:51 am »

De Hoop

https://www.dehoop.net/

The J. Smit yard in Alblasserdam was the first yard in the Veolme empire,which later culiminated in the RSV Gropu ans was subsequently dismantled. Newbuilding has ceased there ages ago and I doubt that anybody who was involved in that yard is still alive. There could be archives somewhere, but it would be difficult.

De Merwede Schipyard is still part of the IHC group, but their activities have been reduced significantly since 2015.  This is IHC's website

https://www.dehoop.net/
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 01:01:14 pm »

Hi Juha,

You should try the Rotterdam and or Amsterdam ship museum in the Netherlands, they have significant amount of ships drawings in their archive and should be able to provide copies at cost providing the original ones are located there.

Roland
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 01:21:53 pm »

Hi Juha,

This GA of Finnmerchant may be of interest for you.

Roland
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 02:45:36 am »

Hi everybody,

Ok, thanks for all advice - I'm probably visiting Rotterdam next October and certainly also the museum.
And as a plan B I will look at Finnmerchant seriously as well, thank for the GA.

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