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BURWAH

BURWAH (111) 2,669 gross tons, 3,400 dwt. Lbd: 94.5 x 13.61 metres. Steel hulled, single screw motorship, diesel as built by Burntisland Shipbuiding, Burntisland for Howard Smith Industries Pty Ltd. Cargo vessel. Later converted as a self discharging bulk cement carrier. Service included Devonport T

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"Evripos Express" - funny how an old clapped out cement carrier can end her days as something or other "Express", probably lucky if she could do 12 knots heading downhill. Those winch control cabins look as if they could get hot and sticky in the tropics. - Her lines remind me a bit of the old pea-green Bowater "submarines".
Rgds, RJK
 

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As far as my memory can compute she was on the southern Australian trade most of her life. I was on two of the Burwah's sisters, namely the Macedon and the Kooliga. They were built off similar plans. Those winch cabins were bloody hot, I can recall one day that on a stinker in there lifting hatch lids (on the Kooliga) in near 40c heat...hot hot hot!
 

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