Woolaway's ships

Weyport
18th January 2012, 15:27
An easy one to answer?

Which of the Woolaway ships had stability blisters fitted to their sides,
Stan Woolaway? Ron Woolaway? WM Woolaway?

Take care out there.

Paul

billyboy
18th January 2012, 23:58
Not too sure on this one but I'll put my money on the ron woolaway. Seem to remember she had blisters.

gil mayes
19th January 2012, 08:51
RON WOOLAWAY (ex Selskar-60) after her capsize on the Holmes in 1960 was surveyed at Cardiff (Bailey's) and found to be unstable. Structural modifications and side tanks fitted. Sold to Penfolds (Ready Mix) in 1962. (As SELSKAR in 1958, failure to reach spec had seen her rejected by Wexford Steam Ship Co from the builders and laid up.)
Gil.

Weyport
19th January 2012, 11:52
Thanks gents ....I wan't sure as I can only remember the Sand Finch (Ron W) with the stability blisters....also was not aware that Wexford Steamships had rejected her (wonder if they thought / knew she was unstable?) Thanks again

Take care out there.

Paul