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Benavon prop.

Not just the greatest photo but it does give you an idea of the size of the prop. Also shows one of the two (TSS) underslung props. and tail shaft tunnels. I can still remember the eerie feeling when you went down the tail-shaft tunnel to check the stern gland, it was best not to think that you were

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Ali,

Can you give us some details of the vessel please.

Rgds.

Dave
 

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Sure Dave no problem, they were the "class one containers" and the Benline had three of them, The Benalder, Benavon and the City of Edinburgh. Approx 1,000 feet long, twin screw steam turbines, 88,000shp (probably the most powerful cargo ships at the time) displacement 73,598 tonnes, service speed (steam) 28 knots. Each one container ship did the work of about seven conventional ships and really signed the death warrant of the conventional ships. They were not happy ships to sail on unless you were equally balanced with a chip on both shoulders...!!!! Sailed on two of them for coasts and four voyages, did not like what I saw, containerisation was not for me and walked away from the Merchant Navy.
Regards-Ali. Bain.
 

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I suppose that they were "Bay" boats? OCL confederation?

Thanks for the explanation.

Rgds.

Dave
 

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