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Big Screw

Stern tube of a soon-to-be Container Ship.

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No idea which ship it is, yet Hamish.

The first indication will be when the hull sections go in, as they are pre-painted, so you can tell if it is Maersk, CMA, APL etc :)

I would guess at one of the APL fleet vessels, though.

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Thanks Al, no sitting out over the Clyde fitting tailshafts and props with the wind blowing right up your shugh on a winters day, summer too sometimes. Times move on and for the better too.as an aside .the Ross Turnbull tailshaft bearing system was assembled into the housing and aligned and welded into place as this one will be.
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Unforgetable experience fitting a Prop in Winter to a ship on the slip's, even worse than chocking where there was no wind chill factor to cope with. The ex RN Surplus Duffle Coat's were well worth the money when it came to working on this type of job in the good old day's.[=D]
 

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When you see the efficiency and cleanliness around the yard - It's a lifetime away from yards in Europe.............

Always something to see, and I think I've seen a ship a week- heading out, since I got here.

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I thought that they were having problem's selling them after their previous Owner's defaulted during build.
 

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Not sure, but I must admit - that one that is being completed 'APL Vancouver' doesn't seem to get a mention anywhere in Google? :(

I have a hard time keeping up with the ships in the yard - there seems to be one sailing each week - a staggering tally.

Al
 

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