Kapitonas Domeika - Lithuania

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The bulk carrier Kapitonas Domeika is seen in this photograph while transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of July 22, 1999. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal above lock 7 in Thorold, Ontario, Canada and she was destined for U.S. Great Lakes ports with steel products.

This ship was built in the U.S.S.R. and entered service during August of 1979 as (a) Kapitan Vavilov. At that time she flew the flag of Russia. When that country broke up in the early 1990s, this ship was transferred to the Lithuanian Shipping Corporation and renamed (b) Kapitonas Vavilov during February of 1992. In January of 1996 she was renamed (c) Kapitonas Domeika and when this photograph was added to the archives she was still operational under this name.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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