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1959 - Mangla

1959 - Mangla

8,805 GRT. Wiiliam Hamilton and Company for T and J Brocklebank. Two steam turbines.


On board equipment by G and J Weir of Glasgow. The photo was rescued from old Company archives that were being 'skipped' some 20 years ago. (Original photographer unknown)

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Thanks for comments - I could not believe they were being disposed off and was happy to remove them from the skip. I have a lot more which I will post, per site procedures, over the next while. My Company, Weir of Glasgow (the Engineering Firm, not the Bank Line!) were very involved with marine machinery and equipment and many of the photographs I will be posting will have been sent to Weir with compliments of the ship owners and would be taken on sea trials with Weir representative/s on board. Typical equipment, closed feed systems, deaerators, condensers, pumps, motors, compressors, evaporators, filters, valves, air-ejectors, etc.
 

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Angus,
Very nice - should keep the Brockies amused!
Obviously a trials shot; the Clydeside in the background and 'A' flag flying from the port yard on her foremast.
 

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Och, Jim, you have to keep that Jazz Pottinger fellah happy, let him think these strange looking vessels were on par with the sleek lines of the mighty BPTC greyhounds of the sea !

Regards, A.
 

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I like it as well. Loaded trials ? Doing a fair lick, hats on backwards.
Keep them coming.
 

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Eriskay - As others have said , a superb series of photographs and that one of the 'MANGLA' on trials is brilliant . You can almost taste the salt , let alone the spray (Thumb) For a so called 'maritime nation' it really amazes me what the 'beancounters' in offices consider irrelev(Cloud)ant and chuck out
 

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I don't think it is a trials photo - The shipyard would not have rigged a canvas dodger on the fo'c's'le. She would have also have been flying a pilot flag.
First set foot on Mangla while an apprentice on Weir's Outside Works Squad in 1961 - minor repair to the Weir Evaporator. Then did a short coastal trip on her as 3rd Engineer at the end of 1966.
Also sailed on sister ship Mathura as Jnr 4th Eng. 1963-64. Great ships to sail on. A former Chief Engineer that I remain in touch with referred to the pair as "Sanatoriums" - I would not go that far. Pity that the pair suffered a sad end with other owners.
 

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