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Photographer:emdee [View profile]Title:CLAN SUTHERLANDAdded:Nov 03, 2020
Location:Greenock, United Kingdom
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
Photographed (Circa.1966) outward bound at Custom House Quay within sight of her builders yard, the Greenock Dockyard Co. Ltd.
During 1960 the original 65-ton derrick fitted to her foremast was replaced at her builders yard by a new derrick of 165 ton safe working load, a prominent feature in this view.

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Bjørn Knudsen on Nov 04, 2020 16:31 (19 days ago)
SOUTH AFRICA STAR (Seattle-built) is an ex Aircraft carrier with IMO: 5334951
Manfred on Nov 04, 2020 12:24 (19 days ago)
British ship but not British manufactured: Blue Star`s SOUTH AFRICA STAR (Seattle-built) was retrofitted in 1962 with a 180 tons hld, tested with 198 tons at Hamburg.
Best wishes, Manfred
ged frith on Nov 04, 2020 06:28 (19 days ago)
the heavy lift derrick was believe it or not was tested to 181.5 tons the heaviest heavy lift derrick fitted to a british ship british manufactured !.
emdee on Nov 03, 2020 22:44 (20 days ago)
David, I should have said her original 65ton derrick was fitted to her second mast, and was removed when a new foremast and heavier derrick were fitted.
Dеnis on Nov 03, 2020 20:38 (20 days ago)
A gem... with an impressive HLD!
Strangely I don't see initial 65t HLD on foremast on this photo, besides that foremast looks too weak to have any HLD, yet there's a bigger HLD (which looks more like a 65t one) on 2nd mast.
Jim McQuarrie on Nov 03, 2020 19:47 (20 days ago)
Awesome emdee!!!
emdee on Nov 03, 2020 19:44 (20 days ago)
Thanks ajohl
ajohl on Nov 03, 2020 17:32 (20 days ago)
Brilliant picture emdee. Thanks for sharing
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