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Photographer:Bob Scott [View profile]Title:CERINTHUSAdded:Feb 20, 2018
Captured:August 01, 1976IMO:5067493Hits:1,430
Location:Greenock, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Two old British tankers await demolition by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at their Faslane scrapyard in Gareloch, Scotland in August, 1976.
On the outside is the 12,174 grt/18,877 dwt CERINTHUS, of Hadley Shipping Co, London. Built 1954 by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, she was powered by two Harland & Wolff steam turbines.
The other one is EL LOBO (12,078 grt/16,600 dwt), built 1959 by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend for Burmah Oil Trading Co Ltd, and managed by Bowring SS Co Ltd. She was powered by a six-cylinder Doxford 67LBD6 of 6,250bhp at 115rpm.
Behind the ships is the Royal Navy base, with one of the ‘ROVER’ class RFAs visible behind CERINTHUS. The naval base – HMNB Clyde – has since been expanded to cover the site of the shipbreaking yard
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:12,174 tons
Summer DWT:19,488 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1954
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Bob Scott on Feb 21, 2018 20:02 (1 year ago)
I remember visiting Faslane scrapyard in 1960 (aged 13-and-a-bit) specially to see the newly-arrived HMS VANGUARD, the Royal Navy's lasty battleship which, built just after the end of WW2, had never fired her guns in anger.
DEREK SANDS on Feb 20, 2018 17:59 (1 year ago)
No Jim,

I was in the company of one of your own keeping an eye on me :)
Jim McQuarrie on Feb 20, 2018 17:30 (1 year ago)
DEREK SANDS on Feb 20, 2018 16:37 (1 year ago)
Superb Bob,

Been to Faslane but not until recently so never saw the scrapyard.


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