Newhaven - Amongst Last Of The Proper Ships

macjack
21st March 2006, 13:50
I attach photos taken at Newhaven few years ago, before it's sad demise for freight, of what I call the proper cargo ships, sadly no more, outdated and scrapped. Attractive and pleasing to the eye, lovely clean cut rounded lines, so lacking in the majority of newbuild.
Wonderful in their time but to be fair not as functional and as cost effective as todays box boats.
Acacia Tree, Polar Honduras, Barracuda.
Nice to look at though, aren't they ????

tanker
21st March 2006, 14:26
Very interesting shot of BARRACUDA built 1960 with her sister TARPON, she was one of my wellknown company Fabre Line always in Genoa at the end 60s.beg70s. (*))
Gp

Pat McCardle
21st March 2006, 15:01
Ex Wild Boats on there? Shots 1 & 2? (Thumb)

gdynia
21st March 2006, 16:44
Ex Wild Boats on there? Shots 1 & 2? (Thumb)
\Pat
Second photo Polar Honduras I believe was built by Blohm and Voss for Hamburg South America Line in late 60,s. Does look like Wild boats

gdynia
21st March 2006, 18:11
Pat
I thought at first they were ex Federal Boats but after looking around this is what I found

Wild Auk 1971 1980 sold to Greece renamed Olympian Reefer. 7,290
Wild Avocet 1972 1980 sold to Greece renamed Delphic Reefer. 7,291
Wild Cormorant 1973 1982 sold to Greece renamed Attica Reefer. 7,594
Wild Curlew 1973 1982 sold to Greece renamed Athenian Reefer. 7,594
Wild Flamingo 1973 1983 sold to Singapore renamed Reefer Ciku. 5,014
Wild Fulmar 1974 1983 sold to Singapore renamed Reefer Diku. 5,014
Wild Gannet 1977 1983 sold to Singapore renamed Reefer Manggis. 5,014
Wild Grebe 1978 1983 sold to Singapore renamed Reefer Nangka.
Wild Mallard Sold to Greek Interests became Macedonian Reefer
Wild Marlin Sold to Greek Interests became Marathon Reefer