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Ashington

Stephenson Clarke's Ashington outbound on the Ghent canal.
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O.N. 187534. 3,894g. 2,176n. 5,630d. 356’ 7” x 50’ 6” x 21’ 9½”
5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (560 x 1,000mm) by Sulzer Bros. Ltd., Winterthur. 2,000 BHP. 11 knots.
20.11.1956: Launched by Henry Robb Ltd., Leith (Yard No.449).
2.1957: Completed for Chine Shipping Co. Ltd., London as TENNYSON.
1968: Sold to Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd. and renamed ASHINGTON.
1978: Renamed ARLINGTON to release the name.
1980: Sold to Gianna A. Shipping Co. Ltd. (Tirrenia Maritime Co. Ltd., managers) Greece and renamed GIANNA A.
1983: Sold to Grenada Shipping Co. Ltd, Malta and renamed CHRYS.
28.7.1984: Arrived at Gadani Beach for demolition by S.S.International.
 

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Another unusual feature, what use do the two large posts aft of the bridge serve.
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Bobby,
looks like they are for the Two derricks attached to the accommodation and for the radio aerial to give free access to the after hold(saves moving the cables)
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