10th April 2007, 07:11
Does anyone have any photos of the P&O reefer Wild Auk. I did a six month trip on her in 1978, one of the best trips i ever had. We also managed a week in BA when the world cup was on down there but thats another story.
All the Best
10th April 2007, 07:16
Go into the Gallery Catergory and enter Wild Auk in the Search Box and theres a photo of her with Lauritzen Funnel Markings
10th April 2007, 20:41
I purchased photos of WILD AUK with plain funnel & also as OLYMPIAN REEFER with LPR funnel from Michael Dippy in Largs Bay.
The WILD AUK & AVOCET varied from their sister Supercores in not having Hallen derricks on a Goalpost between hatches 2 & 3. Question: these derricks on the sisters were very useful for lifting out the pontoon centers of the tweendeck hatch covers so was this a problem on the P&O ships or did they not have the pontoons?
13th April 2007, 13:11
As far as i can remember we never had any problems lifting out the tween deck covers sometimes had to adjust the derricks but it was all relatively easy done.
13th April 2007, 16:52
Thanks yours. As far as I remember they were very rarely used for cargo as they were very slow. P&O must have saved a lot by not fitting them.
29th September 2012, 23:00
i was on wild auk in 1973.she turned up again under a new name shipping bananas when i worked for fyffes in uk.
30th September 2012, 17:57
Goto www.photoship.co.uk where there are 7 photos of Wild Auk, old ship picture gallery "W" page 11
21st October 2012, 08:29
I posted a photo of her on her with Federal colours.
17th November 2012, 18:08
I was in BA. at the same time for a week. I was on the Wild Avocet at the time, I did a tour of La Plate stadium before the first match. As England were not there we supported Scotland, but they failed to progress. Had a great time with the locals, a great carnival experience. Did many a trip on Wild boats, great days.
13th February 2013, 17:17
Picture of Wild Auk laid up in the River Blackwater thought to be mid seventies(?) on
14th February 2013, 09:08
Cargo gear on Auk and Avocet was a light union purchase with schooner guys.
Used a lot on Avocet, winches I think were hydraulic and for run of the mill cargo and in the right hands was quite quick. Never remember a problem with lifting pontoons