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SS ROMANIC at Sydney

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Baltic Wal



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Arriving Sydney after Liverpool Suez, Aden, Fremantle, Adelaide and Melbourne. Next ports were Auckland, Mount manganui, Wellington, Lyttleton, Dunedin, Panama, Dunkirk, Hamburg and London. Around the world at 9 knots!
· Date: Tue, 20 September 05 · Views: 685
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Doug H

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Registered: October 2004
Location: Melbourne
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Tue, 20 September 05 05:56

Thank you Baltic Wal! She looks great. I guess this was sometime in the 60's?
I'll find some more from the 50's and post them soon. Kind regards, Doug H
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Baltic Wal

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Tue, 20 September 05 06:19

I sailed on her August 60 until Jan 61, unfortunately i didn't get another trip on her just the Ore Carriers and 6 months on the Ruysdael.
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waiwera
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Registered: February 2005
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Tue, 20 September 05 13:53

Didn't do my first trip with SSA until 64/65 - this was on Waiwera - service speed 15knots but the ports were very similar Liverpool, Suez, Port Sudan, Trincomalee, Freemantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Panama, Curacao & back to good old Liverpool - what a life!!!! Great times in port not even twilights (let alone midnights) with no weekend working in Port!!!!
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Registered: November 2005
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Tue, 3 October 06 06:51

A lovely photo and thanks for posting. - Please do not shoot me down as I am probably entirely wrong, but is there any chance this photo has been reveresed? I seem to remember all the shots taken from this position were the other way.
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Tom Haywood

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Registered: December 2004
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Wed, 12 September 07 19:08

The "Romanic" was building for the Bolton Steamship Company when she was taken on a seven year charter by Shaw Savill Line. The last of three somewhat similar ships it was intended that she be called the "Ruysdael" then the "Romney" but as the charterers wished her name to end in "ic" a compromise was reached in the name "Romanic"
When first taken over she was to replace the smaller chartered ship "Afric" on the service between Australia/Africa but this did not evenuate and from 1956 the ship was employed on the UK/Australia/New Zealand routes.
Designed as a tramp ship the "Romanic" was notable for two features, she was the last of this type of British ship to be powered by a triple-expansion steam engine with a Bauer-Wach exhaust turbine and secondly she was developed on entirely new lines for a British cargo ship with longitudinal framing instead of the conventional cross framing. This resulted in a great saving of weight as well as giving increased cargo space.
In 1961 when when released by Shaw Savill Line she was sold to the Plate Shipping Co. S.A. of Panama and renamed "Plate Clipper"under the Greek flag.
If she had been retained by her owners she would have reverted to the name "Renoir"

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