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barny



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Seen at Liverpool in P & O Colours, built 1962
· Date: Wed, 16 June 10 · Views: 532
· Tags: 6 · Filesize: 73.5kb, 73.7kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 647 ·
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Keywords: Piako New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd
Source of Image, If not your own: J K Byass
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Steve1
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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 66
Wed, 16 June 10 17:34

A great shot. Im sure Ive seen this before in black and white. Is it when she was laid up in Birkenhead waiting to be sold off?
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barny
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Wed, 16 June 10 17:56

Steve,
Yes as far as I know she was laid up awaiting a buyer.

regards

Barny
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robpau12
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Registered: April 2010
Location: woolston
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Wed, 16 June 10 22:23

I sailed on PIAKO in 1965, I am sure that the funnel and hull , were completle different colours! or is there another piako?
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JET
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Registered: October 2005
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Wed, 16 June 10 23:55

Same ship robpau12, but in 1965 she was in NZSC colours.

Regards, John
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Stumps
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Registered: August 2009
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Thu, 17 June 10 10:49

Another superb shot , Barny Even the plain Buff funnel of NZSC was 100% better than that 'abortion' .
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robpau12
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Sun, 20 June 10 23:51

thanks jet! a thought that I had been into the navy rum to much!
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Tom Haywood

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Registered: December 2004
Location: Sydney Australia
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Mon, 21 June 10 05:14

Joined the Piako in London January 1969 and left her in Avonmouth June 1970 after a Manz run. Beautiful ship when in the NZSCo colours.

My first Freon refrigeration system after years of the old CO2. First air conditioned ship (not in my cabin though) and I had the thrill of looking after the McGreggor hatches while working cargo.

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barrypriddis

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Registered: October 2005
Location: Anglesey
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Wed, 23 June 10 01:32

Never did go much on this colour scheme. Looked far better with black hull and funnel. Looks a bit dated for a ship built in 1962.

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Barry

There's nothing wrong with going nowhere slowly, but I want to go nowhere fast.
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gambia jeff
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Registered: May 2012
Location: oldham
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Sat, 19 May 12 07:43

Joined her in aug 1967 left in july 1968 then did a ht run in nov 1972 ,left NZSCo moved onto The Geeste boats,
Had some happy times and made some good friends .Shame to see the state of her towards her last days ,
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Greg Smith
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Registered: December 2011
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Wed, 17 July 13 16:08

I joined her in Dec 72 and left in April 73 as 2nd leckie. Cannot remember any of the other guys names except they were mostly Irish.
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Tom Haywood

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Registered: December 2004
Location: Sydney Australia
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Sat, 20 July 13 05:03

January 1979 sold to the Blue Ocean Cia Maritima S.A. and renamed Reefer Queen (ex Birkenhead).
August 1984 arrived at Shanghai for demolition.

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