J. J. Sietas
Since starting ship photography in late 1981, quite a few vessels have crossed my sights. Being based on the Humber a large proportion of these ships have been of the coastal variety. And one builders name crops up with regularity - J. J. Sietas of Hamburg.
The first vessel from Sietas I photographed was the coaster "Este" (Ge, 907/1977), running on a feeder service from Hull to Rotterdam. I soon became proficient in spotting Sietas vessels, as they built several standard type designs over the years, mostly for German owners. On this page are a few of the standard classes and one-offs that I've managed to record on film.
|And so, for the moment, my small tribute to the Sietas built vessels is finished. This is only a small cross-section, but hopefully it has given you a taste of the yards distinctive styles over the years.|