Derwent

Bob S
4th October 2004, 13:48
I've got this listed as a Royal Mail Line vessel in Shaw Saville colours, can anyone enlighten me further?
DERWENT seen in the Victoria Dock, London.

david smith
4th October 2004, 14:36
The Derwent was buit in 1949 at Cammell Laird,Birkenhead as "Persic" for Shaw Savill. She was 13,593tg and had twin SR turbines. In 1969 she was transferred to Royal Mail Line and renamed Derwent to replace Duquesa. Scrapped 1971 Bilbao, Spain

Bob S
6th October 2004, 17:48
Thanks for that David.

Brian Brown
3rd September 2013, 13:07
The Derwent was buit in 1949 at Cammell Laird,Birkenhead as "Persic" for Shaw Savill. She was 13,593tg and had twin SR turbines. In 1969 she was transferred to Royal Mail Line and renamed Derwent to replace Duquesa. Scrapped 1971 Bilbao, Spain

The birth, life and death of a majestic vessel in two lines!!
Visit the thread SS Persic and become acquainted with those who sailed on her...

Ex 4th Engineer TSS Persic 1960 - 1962

Joe Brown