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· Date: Mon, 26 October 09 · Views: 433
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James_C

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Registered: February 2005
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
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Mon, 26 October 09 18:52

Wonderful image.

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Mick Spear

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Mon, 26 October 09 21:50

Brilliant!
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compass1
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Registered: September 2005
Location: Nelson N.Z
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Tue, 27 October 09 03:44

Leaving Nelson I believe - having been aground briefly while inbound. These ships were notoriously bad handlers - small rudder - or so I'm told
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Peter Wearing

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Tue, 27 October 09 03:47

Superb looking ships, cheers
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greektoon
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Tue, 27 October 09 07:30

Hallen derricks
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Steve Gray

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Tue, 27 October 09 08:54

Taupo, Tekoa and Tongariro were all built by Bartrams in Sunderland, launched 1967/67 directly into the sea, sistership Westmorland built by Lithgows Port Glasgow.
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Stumps
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Registered: August 2009
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Tue, 27 October 09 10:23

Good looking class of ships which I think the Eau de Nil (or nearly) hull sets her off superbly ....mind you I'd imagine a bit of a nightmare to maintain .
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Brian Dobbie
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Registered: November 2005
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Tue, 27 October 09 10:36

I sailed on Taupo and Tekoa when they became Mandama and Mahsuri of Austasia Line Singapore. One of Blue Star's offshore companies.
They were indeed lovely ships and very well built pity they were scrapped so early.
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Doxfordman

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Registered: March 2005
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
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Tue, 27 October 09 17:06

I was in Tongariro and Tekoa - they were good to sail on Sulzer RD90 main engine and English Electric DA's. Biggest problem was the tallow tanks, if they were used - could be a nightmare. The fridge was also very good, all Hall gear F22, I think might have been 12? Great looking ships and fast for thier day. They did suffer from rudder trouble in the early days, it being a spade type. I do believe one actually fell of!

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Brian Dobbie
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Wed, 28 October 09 04:38

Could have been Tekoa the rudder fell of. I was in drydock with Mahsuri then Mandama and one of them had a huge chunk of steel welded down each side of the rudder.
One also had split exhaust valves whilst the other did not.
The tallow tanks were never used except to carry fresh water to the Gulf as we used to anchor for a long time at bandar Abbas.
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Tom Haywood

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Sun, 8 November 09 00:20

Would have been Freon 12 Dox.
Worked on many J & E Hall's F12 marine installations when I went shore/side with Hall's.

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