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Photographer:rovno [View profile]Title:IRON SPENCERAdded:Oct 15, 2005
Photo Category: Ore Carriers
Alongside AIS steel works jetty Kwinana WA, 19/8/1979
Built 1957 by BHP Co. Ltd., Whyalla, for BHP's use. 10250grt. Sister ship was IRON WHYALLA.
(This was IRON SPENCER's final visit to Western Australia. She was decommissioned in the next month and broken up in Taiwan in January 1980).
Vessel Identification
Name:Iron Spencer
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:10,250 tons
Summer DWT:12,886 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Matthew72 on Apr 18, 2020 01:03 (3 months ago)
Hi Brian 1950,My Dad said the same thing, can you describe the colour scheme? Hi Name was Colin Carnegie and would have been on the Spencer July 1966 to November 1966
brian1950 on Oct 08, 2015 15:29 (4 years ago)
I was a deckboy on her in 1966 colours were different then
Gordy on Mar 22, 2011 02:25 (9 years ago)
I remember Billy Kelso quite well, my first ship was the Iron Monarch, then the Iron Baron and the Duke it went on and on...I was on heaps lol
The Ox on Mar 22, 2011 01:41 (9 years ago)
I was a young deckboy on the old Iron Spencer about 1976, I remember she was built to last(Rivets). We joined her in Beauty Point in Tassy after she'd been laid up for a while and was on her for about 6 months. I think the Bosun's name was Billy Kelso !!!
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Peter Karberg on Oct 22, 2005 16:53 (14 years ago)
What a great shot of Iron Spencer! She was a nice looking ship in her time. I would love to get hold of a set of plans of her to build a model. Great pic!
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