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Photographer:Ken Smith [View profile]Title:MATRAAdded:Mar 10, 2006
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
MATRA 8,954-1949
T&J Brocklebank Ltd UK
At anchor in the Thames Estuary in the 1950s
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James Henton on Dec 30, 2013 15:01 (4 years ago)
Lovely colour photo - one of the oldest shipping lines in the world at the time. The colours look spot on given the age of the photo.
Robert J Smith on Dec 30, 2013 14:36 (4 years ago)
Excellent Ken, just going through some of my old sighting in the hope of identifying some of them when one led me here. She was the AEGIS SAVE No1 which I saw sailing past Tilbury in 1971 still wearing her Brocklebank funnel colours, possibly on her way to the breakers being as she was scrapped in early 1972. No photo unfortunately :-(

Best regards

James Alex. Pottinger on Mar 20, 2008 16:57 (10 years ago)
My last ship as seagoing engineer, happy and easy ship to run,well done Ken.
Ken Smith on Mar 11, 2006 16:54 (12 years ago)
Thanks Derek,
Yes I remember them coming up the river, didn't have much equipment in those days though.

Regards Ken
DEREK SANDS on Mar 11, 2006 12:39 (12 years ago)
Great stuff Ken, what a ship. Built before I was born! I do remember her in the late sixties however, seen in Tilbury dock. couldn't beleive my luck. No camera then of course pleased to see her again
Ken Smith on Mar 10, 2006 18:44 (12 years ago)
Hi Gerolf,
It is nice to have a surprise, I am glad that you liked the photo, regarding age I would think that it was taken in 1953 and the slide has preserved very well so you haven't beaten it, close though. Thank you for your comment.
Regards Ken
Gerolf Drebes on Mar 10, 2006 18:07 (12 years ago)
Hi Ken,
what a nice surpise !
One of my absolute favourite ships of the famous Brooklebank Line.
And a excellent photo for this age. It could be, that the photo is older than me (year 57).
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