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JOHN W. MacKAY - IMO 5174557

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Photographer:Ken Smith [View profile]Title:JOHN W. MacKAYAdded:Jan 08, 2006
Location:Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Cable and Pipelayers
JOHN W McKAY 4,160-1921 Cable Ship berthed at the Telcon cable works Greenwich in the 1960s
Vessel Identification
Name:John W.mackay
Technical Data
Vessel type:Cable Layer
Gross tonnage:4,105 tons
Summer DWT:5,018 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1922
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Ken Smith on Aug 05, 2011 19:27 (7 years ago)

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your informative information of your time under Capt Harper, as you say she was an interesting ship and gave good service.

But sadly she was broken up at Alang 25-3-1994

Kind regards
stonefish on Aug 03, 2011 17:26 (7 years ago)
I sailed in this ship in 1974 as a quartermaster, under Captain Harper, the only true professional seaman onboard. We laid a cable from Cagliari to Civvitivecchia and left about 20 dross DHU's scattered between Plymouth and Gibraltar. Later he asked me to join him on a trip to San Diego but I didn't and she got a dusting in a hurricane on the trip. Last seen in a James Bond movie. She was the oldest triple expansion steam vessel on Lloyds register. I hope they haven't scrapped her, she was a leaky old lovely ship and it was a hilarious adventure, but boy was it rough and tough! Never Again! Andy Shaw
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