RUTH LYKES & LESLIE LYKES
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|stumps on Apr 27, 2007 16:17 (11 years ago)|
|Thanks for the clarification Cmakin - Liked the line "old British coal fired ships" - blimey, some of our oil fired were still being built upto the early 60's with the split profile [:D]|
|Carey Akin on Apr 25, 2007 21:02 (11 years ago)|
|The Ruth (Clipper) was a much more modern ship than the Leslie(Pacer). It also had 6,000 more horsepower. I agree about the design of the Pacer class ship. The hold in the middle of the deckhouse is certainly reminiscent of the old British coal fired ships. There are still a few of both the Clippers and the Pacers, but most are in the US Ready Reserve fleet. Oh, and yes, both were turbine ships.|
|stumps on Apr 25, 2007 13:34 (11 years ago)|
|I remember when Lykes first brought those class of ships out and we all though they looked revolutionary to us in some respects but old fashioned in others like the split profile. Anyway , they always looked upto the job and did last for many years. Turbine were'nt they?|
|Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 25, 2007 12:39 (11 years ago)|
Nice ships, fine shot and a good story. Allways nice to read some info along with the photographs. I grew up in a town where lots of ships was laid up. Allways found it sad.
Anyway. Well done!
Tomas sandefjord Norway
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