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Photographer:rovno [View profile]Title:IRON WHYALLAAdded:Oct 01, 2005
Captured:IMO:5163613Hits:2,253
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
Description:
Inbound to the Australian Iron & Steel Co. steel works jetty Kwinana WA, 11/2/1979
Launched 31/3/1953, completed 6/1954. 10305grt.
The Broken Hill Proprietary Company (BHP) used to be an Australian corporate icon. These days it is a multi-national firm called bhpbilliton (that's right, no capitals or spaces!) In the mid-1940s BHP established its own shipyard at Whyalla in South Australia, and many of the ships built there were for BHP's transport division. IRON WHYALLA and her sister IRON SPENCER were two such vessels, which spent their careers carting raw commodities and steel products around the Australian coast.
Vessel Identification
Name:Iron Whyalla
IMO:5163613
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:10,305 tons
Summer DWT:12,967 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1954
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Brent on Oct 01, 2005 07:24 (11 years ago)
Hi Ted

Very nice shots again. At Napier we are indebted to BHP for resuming a transtasman connection to Australia after Union Co. abandoned their service here. Though was a bit late for the Iron Whyalla but we did see quite a few of their later steel carriers. Look forward to more postings.

Cheers

Brent
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