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Athellaird (II)

Athellaird (II)

ATHELLAIRD II

Launched on 2 December 1948 by Cammell Laird Shipbuilders, Birkenhead for Athel Line Ltd., UK. She had a diesel engine, twin screws and a service speed on 11.5 knots. After an uneventful career she was broken up at Faslane beginning 10 September 1971.

Photograph belongs to Stuart Smi

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When I was an apprentice on Houlder's Denby Grange we stood by the Athellaird, off Fratelli Rocks, in the Medi' in 1967. She had both anchors down after a blackout and was eventually put in tow by a tug out of Tunis. I posted a thumbnail of her in a thread on the Denby Grange.
 

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