Furness Bridge

carl201167
23rd December 2006, 17:09
Hello. My dad was in the merchant navy and sailed on the Furness Bridge in the 1970s.

He has been seeking a photograph of the ship, but without any luck. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Thanks ever so much

FURNESS BRIDGE / LAKE ARROWHEAD / MARCONA PATHFINDER / WORLD PATHFINDER / OCEAN SOVEREIGN 1970
FURNESS BRIDGE, 77,316 gross tons, 964ft x 144ft was launched on 16th Oct.1970 for the Seabridge Shipping Co, part of the Furness / Houlder group. She was an iron ore carrier, but fitted to carry oil if needed and was a sister ship to the infamous DERBYSHIRE which was lost with all hands in a typhoon in the Pacific. In 1977 the FURNESS BRIDGE was sold to the Utah Transport Co, Monrovia, Liberia, renamed LAKE ARROWHEAD and chartered to the Australian National Line. 1982 she became the MARCONA PATHFINDER, owned by Marcona Carriers Ltd, Monrovia, part of the U.S.owned San Juan Carriers group. 1983 sold to Paramount Transport Co, Monrovia, renamed WORLD PATHFINDER. 1986 sold to Nerice Maritime Co, Limassol, Cyprus, renamed OCEAN SOVEREIGN. 26th Mar.1992 Arrived at Huangpu, China for scrapping. [Furness-Houlder Lines by Norman L.Middlemiss] [Merchant Fleets, vol.38 by Duncan Haws]

non descript
23rd December 2006, 17:27
Carl,

I'll move this to the Hello thread so others can welcome you, but a quick search under the name would bring you to both the photo and the thread:

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/42222/si/FURNESS%20BRIDGE/what/allfields

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=8727

enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we look forwward to your news and postings.

Bon Voyage

carl201167
23rd December 2006, 17:34
That is excellent - thank you (==D)

gdynia
24th December 2006, 09:10
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

R58484956
24th December 2006, 12:20
Welcome Carl to the site and a merry christmas to you.

benjidog
24th December 2006, 15:22
Welcome to the site Carl.

You will have to show your Dad how to use it - I am sure he will find a lot to enjoy here.

Regards,

Brian

carl201167
24th December 2006, 20:37
Thanks - he's really pleased

Happy Christmas to all (Thumb)