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The Blue Funnel ship Barber Memnon, fully loaded en route Yoko to Los Angeles, when on the Barber Blue Sea round the world service.

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You certainly couldn't stay too long in one spot when on watch on this one with that mass of posts in front of you. There were also two more slap bang up against the bridge front.
 

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BARBER MEMNON Menelaus class multi-purpose motorship.
16,031g. 8,666n. 539'9½"(BB) x 85'4¼" x 34'10¾"
7-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (760 x 1,550mm) Sulzer 7RND76M type oil engine made by the shipbuilder, at Kobe. 16,800 BHP. 18 kts. Thwartship thrust controllable pitch propeller forward.
28.5.1977: Launched as MEMNON by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Nagasaki (Yard No. 1807), for Airlease International Nominees (Moorgate) Ltd., (on behalf of British Petroleum) London. O.N. 378037.
8.1977: Completed for lease to Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd., and management by Ocean Fleets Ltd.
14.12.1980: Renamed BARBER MEMNON.
1982: Transferred to Barber Menelaus Shipping Corporation, (same managers), Panama.
1984: Transferred to Airlease International Nominees (Moorgate) Ltd., (same managers), and renamed MEMNON, under Liverpool registry.
1984: Renamed LLOYD SAN FRANCISCO.
8.2.1985: Ocean Marine Ltd., appointed as managers.
1986: Renamed MEMNON. 1987: Transferred to Isle of Man registry.
1988: Ocean Fleets Ltd., appointed as managers.
4.1989: Sold to Pacific International Lines (Private) Ltd., Panama, and renamed HAI XIONG.
1990: Sold to Hai Xiong Shipping Inc., (Pacific International Lines (Private) Ltd., managers), Singapore.
2000: Transferred to Panama flag.
21.12.2001: Arrived at Mumbai for demolition.
 

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Hi Mike,
Would it not be Yoko, Seattle/Vancouver/Port Angeles (Juan de Fucca strait anyway!). We went up to Crompton one trip to deliver woodworking machinery to a sawmill-wood plant. Rather memorable because we ended up in the local strip joint and I fell down a cliff on the way back! A great picture by the way in answer to several recent questions.
Rgds.
Dave
 

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Oh, and the port boom serving No.4 is the one I had to shimmy up and weld one Pacific crossing - Makes me dizzy still just looking at the picture!
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Dave
 

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Hi Dave,
Think this trip was straight to Los Angeles (San Pedro), although on other M class, and super Ps, I remember we did often go to Vancouver first, and Longview and Portland to load timber products for Venezuela, calling at San Francisco and San Pedro, plus Corinto in Nicaragua en route. Great run.
Mike H.
 

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It was, Mike. And the Far East portion was as close to the traditional BF routes as you could get, albeit only in one direction! Looking back, even in those latter days, it was a privilege and great fun with the great range of cargo making for decentish time in port to get up the road.
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Dave
 

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