Scottish eagle

Banni
7th May 2006, 21:31
I am looking for a photo of the Scottish Eagle, built on Tyneside in 1952. I have tried the internet but can only find the new eagle built in 1978. Thanks in advance. In any case it is about time a posting was put on the Clan Line section!!

non descript
7th May 2006, 23:02
Banni,

the best I can come up with is:

http://www.southtynesidetoday.co.uk/mk4custompages/CustomPage.aspx?PageID=32644&sectionID=6149

Tonga

Aldinga
8th May 2006, 12:14
Hi Banni
“Scottish Eagle” Thompson Steam Shipping Company.
Built by: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Sorry about the quality of the posting
Ron

Banni
8th May 2006, 13:34
thank you very much.

andysk
16th August 2006, 16:50
Hi Banni
“Scottish Eagle”
Sorry about the quality of the posting
Ron

Is it a scan from a newspaper ?

Any idea where the pic was taken ?

Cheers

Andy

Aldinga
17th August 2006, 01:43
Hi Andy
It was a scan from a photo in Volume I 1952 "Adlard Coles" excellent series "Merchant Ships World Built" of which there are eighteen volume's, one for each year from 1952 to 1970.

Ron

Dave Edge
17th August 2006, 02:10
Banni,
Search the tankers gallery for "Zohra", this is the former "Scottish Eagle".

Mac
17th August 2006, 06:29
Built by Swan Hunters, Wallsend in 1952, 15,660 DWT.Doxford engine also by Swans.

I think the picture could have been taken in Sydney, Circular Quay, with the old tramsheds in the background. This site was later used for the Opera House.

Aldinga
17th August 2006, 09:26
Hello Mac
I agree with you, it certainly looks like Bennalong Point just out from Circular Quay, Sydney. Spent some time there in mid 1960’s as a rigger when they where building the Opera House.

Ron

andysk
17th August 2006, 11:10
Hi Andy
It was a scan from a photo in Volume I 1952 "Adlard Coles" excellent series "Merchant Ships World Built" of which there are eighteen volume's, one for each year from 1952 to 1970.

Ron

Hi Ron ...

Thanks for this.

As an aside, I always find it a bit frustrating when pics are published (anywhere, not just on SN !) with no form of attribution to photographer, date, location etc

Rant over !

Cheers

Andy

Mac
17th August 2006, 11:49
Aldinga

This looks to me as I remember it from 1958/59 before they cleared the land for the opera house construction.

hawkey01
17th August 2006, 13:29
Banni, attached is a copy of the "Scottish Eagle". Taken from a card of the same which is for sale on E-bay.
Came across it this morning. If you are interested go in and search under postcards/Transportation and you will find it.
Regards
Hawkey01