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28th November 2007, 18:23
does any body remember the m v pacuare
28th November 2007, 21:02
Which one ? There were three -
One built by Workman Clark, Belfast in 1905 and broken up in Belgium in 1936
Another built by Bremer Vulkan in 1934 and broken up at Troon in 1959
The third built by Bethlehem Steel in 1948 as Tivives for United Fruit Co and transferred to Elders & Fyffes in 1969 - broken up at Zeebrugge in 1972.
As first and third were steam ships and you did say mv Pacuare then I assume that is the one you are referring to
Built as Pelikan in 1934 for F. Laeisz of Hamburg she became a war prize in 1945 and renamed Empire Alde. She was acquired by Elders & Fyffes in 1946.
29th November 2007, 17:17
Yes. I was referring to the motor vessel Pacuare with the M.A.N. Double Acting 2Stroke Engine and the Famo Generators. Without a doubt the worst Engine Room I ever sailed or was connected with.
29th November 2007, 17:42
The German built Pacuare was before my time. Fyffes certainly were drawn to MAN engines in that the 8 Japanese built M-Class motorships of 1969-73 had 10 cylinder turbo-charged MAN engines built under licence by Kawasaki.
They also bought in 1974 two German ships built in 1964 these were 9 cylinder MAN engines. The German owners were apparently glad to get rid of them but Fyffes did manage to improve them.
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