MV Ripon (ore carrier)

rgj1917
2nd August 2005, 18:04
Wondering what happened to the 'Ripon' after 1964. I did one trip in her as 4th eng. and she was feeling her age down below. Back then she was in 'Bolton Steam Shipping Company' livery. An comments or photo posting would kinda make my day.I know, get a life etc. Thanks, Robert

Fairfield
9th August 2005, 22:18
Have a pic of NEMA which I think might be her which is now in the Gallery.

thunderd
10th August 2005, 01:22
Wondering what happened to the 'Ripon' after 1964. I did one trip in her as 4th eng. and she was feeling her age down below. Back then she was in 'Bolton Steam Shipping Company' livery. An comments or photo posting would kinda make my day.I know, get a life etc. Thanks, Robert
Robert you have a life...an interest in ships, what greater thing could you have in your life LOL

Dave Edge
10th August 2005, 11:30
The "Ripon" arrived in Santander on 26 May 1972 to be broken up but was resold to Letasa SA of Spain and used as a hulk to lighten bulk carriers at Santurce, Spain.

tugboat142
15th October 2005, 23:55
Hi mate,
I was on the ripon in 1967. Immingham to Vitoria Brazil to Middlesbrough.
A real nice photo here:

http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/ripon.htm

rgj1917
17th October 2005, 14:21
Hi mate,
I was on the ripon in 1967. Immingham to Vitoria Brazil to Middlesbrough.
A real nice photo here:

http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/ripon.htm
Thanks for a fantastic photo shipmate. Really appreciated. Happy days eh? Robert (Thumb)

Polarum
14th November 2005, 21:50
Hi Robert. I sailed on the Ripon in 1957 as an apprentice. You know that she ended her days as a kind of barge in the port of Santurce and I have downloaded a poor pic of her with a huge Munck-loader mounted on board. The file also includes a very quick sketch drawn in the chartroom by an 3rd mate around 1957. I think his name was Philip Mawson - he was a very good artist.

Cheers Tony C