ropner boats

danny rafferty
26th December 2011, 09:39
anyone out there sailed on ss Pikepool , formerly,Ocean Pilgrim, one of the liberty boats built during the war,I was on her in 1957/58 we were carrying iron ore from Brazil to Poland, grain from Argentina to the continent and i recall during the crossing to Poland, hearing of the Manchester air disaster. I believe she was scrapped in 1967

Pat Thompson
26th December 2011, 12:11
Greetings,

Danny she was built as Ocean Pilgrim by Todd-Bath Portland East and completed in August 1942

She subsequently became PIKEPOOL - 1947
MARIGO - 1959
AMFITRITI - 1966

and was broken up at Kaohsiung 4.10.67

There is a a photo of her as Pikepool HERE (http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20P/slides/Pikepool-01.html)

lakercapt
26th December 2011, 12:53
Sailed on the sister ships "Firby" and "Ingleby" ex Ocean Fame & Ocean Vengence
in 1953/1958