Sheldon Lykes - United States


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The container ship Sheldon Lykes is seen in this photograph while underway in Holland's New Waterway during August of 1990. Photograph by Dave Salisbury from Willem VanMaanen's collection

Construction of this ship was ordered in Germany during 1966 and in January of 1969 she entered service as Alster Express under the German flag. In May of 1984 she was purchased by Lykes Brothers and renamed (b) Sheldon Lykes and placed under U.S. registry. 11 years of service followed however by early 1996 her usefulness had come to an end and she was sold for dismantling. On May 4th she arrived off Alang, India and ran herself aground on the beach were crews later reduced the ship to scrap

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


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Posted: March 10, 2001       Last Revised: March 10, 2001
Photo by : Dave Salisbury (Willem VanMaanen's collection) - Copyright © - 1990, 2001

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