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WICKLOW ex EASTERN QUEEN

built 1950 as Eastern Queen by Wm Denny for Indo-China S.N.Co Ltd, and sold in 1970 to become Wicklow owned by Ardee (Mullion & Co). Broken up Whampoa 22.2.74

As built she was a steam turbine passenger cargo vessel carrying 550 passengers and capable of 16 knots. This would seem her to make her an odd choice for bringing a cargo of animal feeding stuffs on a tramp run to Avonmouth. This, though, is exactly what she did in 1972.
· Date: Thu, 13 November 08 · Views: 437
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nickwilson89
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Fri, 7 November 14 22:52

She was more a cargo ship than a passenger ship. Cabin class passenger only numbered around
70, the rest being made up of steerage passenger when she was briefly on the Calcutta - Straits - Japan run in the early days and also at the end of her career with Jardines, when she was chartered by the French Govt? to carry Tonkinese expatriates back to Vietnam from Noumea. When I was on her in 1959-60 she briefly held the so called Blue Ribband of the West Pacific for the fastest passage from Brisbane to Yokkaichi, Japan with wool. This was soon lost to OSK's much newer 'Suez Maru'.
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jmcg

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Sat, 12 January 19 04:05

With only two lifeboats 500 px appears to be on the high side.

Were they all pilgrims to/from Saudi.

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