An Wu Jiang
Build: 1980 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 151 as Jonny Wesch
At first glance, I thought this was just another rather pleasant looking general cargo vessel in the Chinese shipping fleet, that, like many others, has survived much longer than most of its contemporaries by sailing in East Asia. However, a closer inspection revealed an “ugly” truth, she isn’t just another general cargo vessel, instead, there’s something strange about her…
Maybe a few more angles from her different lives:
As Johnny Wesch
I think the problem is fairly clear. Who thought it was a good idea to install a pair of legs sticking up out of the deck? They’re even wearing tiny red shoes.
The”legs” however, it turns out are just heavy-lift Stülcken derricks, but on this design especially, they look like lower extremities, maybe its the Simpson’s skin tone to the whole thing.
And the legs have sisters…
An Tao Jiang
Build: 1980 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 154 as Magdalena Wesch
Build: 1979 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 152
This well-used lady had a grand total of 15 different names (not including repeats) in her lifespan until being scrapped sometime in 2007.
Build: 1980 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 153 as Christian Wesch
She almost lived up to her above sister, with 11 different names up until her death in 2008.