TORR HEAD - IMO 5365261
|Photographer:||Paul Strathdee [View profile]||Title:||TORR HEAD||Added:||Aug 01, 2007|
|Location:||Glasgow, United Kingdom|
||General cargo ships built 1960-1969 (Over 3000gt)|
|This was one if not the first shot I ever took of a ship under way.TORR HEAD was owned by George Heyn and Co.of Belfast more commonly known as Head Line and was a regular in Glasgow on a service to the US and Canada.
Built by Austin and Pickersgill at Sunderland in 1961,this was taken in 1962 as she departed from Glasgow.
In later years into the early days of containerisation,Head and the old established Donaldson Line of Glasgow operated a joint service.
TORR HEAD herself was adapted to carry containers and was sold in 1972 becoming SHEN LI.
She was scrapped in 1999 as YU HONG.
|Vessel type:||General Cargo|
|Gross tonnage:||7,956 tons|
|Summer DWT:||10,229 tons|
© Jimmy W Dowey
© Marc Piché
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I did two trips on this ship in 1969 up to Chicago with stops at Detroit, Windsor, Buffalo, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal. Mostly general cargo including lots of whisky and whiskey and a few containers.
A few of us got to take one of the lifeboats out on a jolly while we were docked in Toronto.
Very nice, thanks for posting.
Regards - M. Kronja
They did the same with INISHOWEN HEAD as well. Not a pretty sight! 8-) |
Paul - Good loooking ship - Pickersgill's rarely built ugly ones :-D - Heyn took all the cargo gear off and king-posts when they converted her to a cellular "box boat" - Remember her in the Med., probably on time-charter , just before they sold her. Think she was the last of the "Red Hand" Line . |
Thanks-glad you like these (REAL) ships! :lol: |
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I did see her in Montreal many times.Thanks for posting my favorite type of vessel. |
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