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"STATE OF BOMBAY" Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

"SIGBARGE" AT FUJAIRAHUAE Courtesy of Ray Simes

"SANTA FLAVIA" Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

"RAMON DE LARRINAGA" Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

Metcalfe's "DUNELMIA" entering Albert Basin Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

Hellenic's "VARIOS HELLAS" in the North Sea Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

Brocklebank's "MAKRANA" Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

Brocklebank's "MATHURA" Courtesy Ray Simes Collection

Below, in 1969 Strick Lines heavy lift "TABARISTAN" ploughs through heavy weather in the Bay of Biscay. 

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Picture taken by Ray Simes

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P & O's "WOODARRA" - Courtesy Albert Novelli

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P & Os "WHANGAROA" - Courtesy Albert Novelli

Below, Southampton is depicted in the seventies and shows the "CLAN ROSS",  further up the quay is the mailship "GOOD HOPE CASTLE" and in the distance the "WINDSOR CASTLE". 
(Thanks to Capt. Peter Ashcroft for identification.)

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Southampton in the '70s -------- Courtesy Roger Fawcett

The picture below is a real 'oldie' and is provided by Hurol Hekimbasi
 
The 'REVAN' was built in 1929 by Dunlop Bremner Inc Yard. // Tonnage : 2697 tons.// Lenght : 95.7 m ; Beam : 14.4 m //
History  : 1931 named RAKOCZI  FERENC; 1933 renamed ULMUS;  1940 renamed ALBERTO GIANPAOLO; 1949 became REVAN.
Disposed at Monfalcone in June 1961.
 
The picture was taken by my uncle in mid 1950's, near Zonguldak - Eregli in Black Sea.  She was probably going to  load coal from this region rich in mines.

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The next four pictures have generously been contributed from the collection of Albert Novelli of the World Ship Society.

"GOLDEN FORTUNE" ex "GALWAY" 1977

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Courtesy Albert Novelli

"GOLDEN LION" ex "WHARANUI" 1977

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Courtesy Albert Novelli

"LUCKY FOUR" ex "SAINT THOMAS"

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Courtesy Albert Novelli

"LUCKY TWO" ex "SAINT ESSYLT"

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Courtesy Albert Novelli

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Courtesy Richard Woodbridge

Above, the P.S.N.Co. 'SARMIENTO' ( 8,350 grt) was built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast in 1949.   She was sold in 1969 and renamed 'MONOMACHOS',  then the 'GLADIATOR' in 1970 finally being  broken up in China in 1971.

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Courtesy Richard Woodbridge

Above, the 'LANARKSHIRE' of the Scottish Shire Line.  Built by the Greenock Dockyard Co. in 1940 she was ultimately  sold to Bullard King & Co. as the 'UMGAZI'.  In 1960 she was sold to the South African company, Springbok Shipping,  as the 'GRYSBOK'.  She eventually became the 'SOUTH AFRICAN FARMER' of Safmarine in 1961 before being broken up in Japan in 1963.

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Courtesy Richard Woodbridge

The 'KENTUNG'  (5,558 grt) was built in 1954 for the British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co. and managed by Paddy Henderson of Glasgow.  Builders were William Denny & Bros of Dumbarton.  She was transferred to Elder Dempster in 1966, being sold to Greek owners and renamed 'TENACITY'.  She became the 'BERENIX' under Panamanian registry and in 1980 renamed 'MERSEY FIVE' finally broken up in Kaohsiung in 1980..    

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Courtesy Richard Woodbridge

The 'FIAN' (7,689 grt) was built by Lithgows of Port Glasgow in 1964 for Elder Dempster.  She was sold to Indian owners and renamed 'MAHAPRIYA in 1975 and eventually broken up in 1984.

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Courtesy Roger Fawcett 'WESTBURY'

Above, the 'WESTBURY' was owned by Alexander Shipping Co and managed by Houlder Bros.  She was built in 1960 by Burntisland Shipbuilding Ltd. was 8533 grt and served Houlders until sold in 1978.  She was scrapped at Gadani Beach in 1983.

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Courtesy Roger Fawcett 'THORPE GRANGE'

The 'THORPE GRANGE' of Houlder Bros. was built in 1954 by Bartram & Sons of Sunderland.  She 8694 grt and also served Houlders until 1973 under various names until scrapped in Kaohsiung in 1979.

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Courtesy Ian Shiffman - SM FEB/05

The VLCC tanker LONDON TRADER departs Capetown after undergoing repairs. Delivered in 1975 as SEA STRATUS she was later renamed VOLANS and was scrapped in India in 2000.

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DELPHIC - Courtesy Ray Michen

These pictures above were taken on Tyneside by Ray Michen approx. 1967 and shows the Shaw Savill liner
DELPHIC entering drydock. She was photographed from the deck of her sister ship, the 'CANOPIC'.

Not overly attractive vessels. Some readers may recall this typical working harbour scene of the sixties.

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"DUQUESA" Courtesy Duncan Mackenzie - SM MAR/98

Houlder Bros. DUQUESA was built in 1949 by Hawthorn Leslie.

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Courtesy Duncan Mackenzie - SM MAR/98

Palm Line's motor vessel ELMINA PALM was completed by Swan Hunter at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1957.   The 5,356 grt ship was sold in 1977 and subsequently carried the names CYPRUS SKY and EASTERN SKY before being broken up in 1981 by Turkish breakers as the EUROPEAN LIBERTY.

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Courtesy Malcolm Donnelly - SM DEC/03

The cargo liner MATRU at Newcastle Quayside on the Tyne in May 1967.   Built in 1947 as SHERBO,  she was one of a class of six cargo liners designed for Elder Dempster's West African services.   All six vessels were transferred to the Guinea Gulf Line in 1965 when SHERBO was renamed MATRU.

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Courtesy Duncan MacKenzie - SM SEP/01

New Zealand Shipping and Federal Steam Navigation Company's cargo liner RUAHINE  (1951/17,851 grt) is assisted by the tug Cervia in London in 1966.    In 1968 RUAHINE was renamed ORIENTAL RIO and in December 1973 went to Kaohsiung for scrapping.

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Courtesy Malcolm McCleman

AEGIS SAGA  seen here arriving at Capetown at 0800 on October 15th. 1972.  Within just eight hours she had loaded stores,  bunkered and departed,  resuming her voyage from Columbo to Rotterdam.   Launched in 1949 as SILVERHOLLY,  she was purchased by Alfred Holt when almost completed and became Blue Funnel Line's ULYSSES.   Sold to Aegis Shipping in 1971 to be renamed AEGIS SAGA,  she was scrapped in 1974.

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Courtesy Laurence Dunn Collection - SM JUNE/87

The motor vessel INDUS, above, built for James Nourse & Co.  (another company with distinctive funnel colours)  was completed in 1954.   Her owners became part of the P & O Group in 1917.

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Courtesy Frank Duffy - SM APRIL/98

A superb view above of the Liberty ship JOHN W. BROWN.  Launched in 1942 by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard and named after a prominent labour leader,  JOHN W. BROWN was converted in 1943 for service as a limited capacity troop ship and saw service in the Mediterranean,  carrying troops and cargo from North Africa to Italy,  Sicily and southern France.   After a post-war career as a floating high school,  JOHN W. BROWN was listed on the U.S. National Register of  Historic Places in 1985.   She is now preserved at Baltimore under the care of Project Liberty Ship.

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Courtesy H.A. Breton - SM NOV/89

A vintage view of the Cory tug AVONGARTH assisting the Royal Mail Line motor vessel DARRO  (ex CARNATIC),  1957/11,144 grt)  off Avonmouth.

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Courtesy James L. Shaw - SM FEB/89

A busy scene above at Djibouti,  East Africa in April of 1977.   In the foreground is Harrison's motor vessel ADMINISTRATOR (1958, 8,700 grt),  whilst in the background can be seen Messageries Maritime's cargo liner MAURICIEN.

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Courtesy Alan Spedding - SM DEC/91

The AMERICAN HARVESTER of the United States Lines is brought into her berth following another trip across the Atlantic.  These vessels were the work horses of the convoy duties during WW2 having been built expressly for that purpose.
The 'American' series of U.S. Line ships docked adjacent to Anchor Line vessels at Yorkhill Quay in Glasgow.  A typical cargo would be scotch whisky loaded in wooden crates.  Pilfering was a serious problem in the days before containerisation.  'Accidents' would occur while loading wooden crates into slings on the quayside and many a stevedore would arrive home with a bottle of Johnnie Walker under his coat.
That being said, in modern times thieves simply remove an entire container.......
One wonders if Glasgow's dock police were also in on the 'game'.

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Courtesy Paul Boot - SM MAY/89

Palm Line's IKEJA PALM  (1961/5,700 grt) sailing from Liverpool in August of 1981.

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Courtesy Peter Clowes Collection - SEA BREEZES MAR/98

A vintage wintry scene at Avonmouth docks featuring the steam tug MERRIMAC and the freighters BIRMINGHAM CITY and SNEATON taken in 1955.

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COURTESY PETER CLOWES COLLECTION - SEA BREEZES MAR/98

The LEICESTERSHIRE at busy Birkenhead Docks.  A wife and child wave (at the third mate!?) on her stern as the tug STORMCOCK manoeuvres the vessel into her berth,  April 1960.

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Courtesy Port of Bristol Authority - SM MAR/89

The Mersey tug GAMECOCK leads the 8,900 grt Bibby Line cargo vessel LEICESTERSHIRE into the East Float at Birkenhead Docks,  April 1960.

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AUTHOR'S FILE

The BARON RAMSEY of H. Hogarth & Sons lies alongside at Princes Dock,  Glasgow in 1957.   The 'Ramsey',  3,808 grt was built in 1929.  'Hungry Hogarth',  as the company was known,  acquired their nickname from disgruntled crew members believing that victualling aboard Hogarth ships barely met Board of Trade standards at the time.

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AUTHOR'S FILE

A smoky 'blast from the past' above.  The ENDRICK gets up steam before heading out of Glasgow's Princes Dock in 1957.  The skipper would not be fined for this modern day environmental 'infraction'.  In the fifties Glasgow was not the city that it is today.  Then, coal fires were the norm and pollution was something to be taken seriously further 'down the road'. 

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Courtesy Laurence Dunn Collection - SM JUNE/87

The nicely proportioned motor vessel TREVAYLOR was a member of the Hain SS Co's fleet.  Hains was acquired by P & O in 1917.

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Courtesy Laurence Dunn Collection - SM JUNE/87

The General Steam Navigation Co. became part of the P & O Group in 1920  -  their Bristol built HERON  (1957) was typical of the company's post-war short sea traders.

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Courtesy Laurence Dunn Collection - SM JUNE/87

The distinctive funnel colours identify the BALUCHISTAN as a member of the Strick Line fleet.  P & O acquired Strick Line in 1923.

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Courtesy Laurence Dunn Collection - SM JUNE/87

Moss Hutchison was acquired by the General Steam Navigation Co. after the famous Royal Mail Group collapse of the 'thirties and thus came under the P & O banner.  Above, the company's MEMPHIS was built in 1947.

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Courtesy Richard H. Myers - SM JUNE/92

Ben Line's 7,769 grt turbine steamer BENCLEUCH leaving Hull's King George Dock in the early 1960s assisted by the United Towing tug NORMAN (1929).  Earlier in 1992 United Towing ceased trading as a tug operator.

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