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Bristol Steam Navigation's 1963 Charles Hill built HERO is seen passing Portishead outbound from Avonmouth exactly fifty years ago, on 10th October 1969, while on charter to Otto Muller of Hamburg.

Later: 1970 WHITETHORN
1976: converted to drilling ship
BU Gadani Beach 11.02
· Date: Thu, 10 October 19 · Views: 182
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Keywords: HERO
Location photo was taken: Portishead
Date photo was taken: 10.10.69
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BillH
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Thu, 10 October 19 04:45

HERO
O.N. 305223. 1,513g. 733n. 1,825d. 261’ 0” x 39’ 10” x 16’ 9½”oa.
9-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) Polar MN19S type engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 2,475bhp. Bow jet pump forward.
26.2.1963: Launched as HERO by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., Bristol (Yard No. 441) for the Bristol Steam Navigation Company Ltd., Bristol.
6.1963: Completed.
1970: Sold to S. William Coe & Company Ltd., Liverpool and renamed WHITETHORN.
1978: Sold to Coe, Metcalf Shipping Ltd., (S. William Coe & Company Ltd., managers).
1984: Company ownership passed from the Booker Group to James Fisher & Sons Ltd., Barrow in Furness.
1996: Owners restyled as James Fisher & Sons (Liverpool) Ltd.
1998: Sold to Norcon AG., (AS Torvang, managers) under St Vincent & Grenadines registry.
11.2002: Arrived at Gadani Beach, Pakistan for demolition.
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