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Can anyone identify this scene and the vessels involved?

Can anyone identify this scene and the vessels involved?

This is another photograph taken by a family member during the war. I am doubtful that any of the ships can be identified due to the poor clarity of the photo, but you never know!

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Two fair sized freighters up front, could be sisters maybe of this design:

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/191559/title/waiwera/cat/510
 

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My money would be on Waimarama and Wairangi in Operation Pedestal
 

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Same photo here:

http://images.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffreespace.virgin.net%2Fe.gilroy%2Fconvoy_2&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffreespace.virgin.net%2Fe.gilroy%2FPedestal.html&h=311&w=504&tbnid=n-9HeDz_1iQzTM%3A&docid=YQLvJQmsGmOc6M&ei=BagnV7LNIcn_sQHGkbWwAQ&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=811&page=3&start=88&ndsp=45&ved=0ahUKEwjy47rcjbzMAhXJfywKHcZIDRYQMwjoAShjMGM&bih=969&biw=1920
 

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Ship in the background is most likely Clan Ferguson
 

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Cisco, I think the ship on the RHS is in fact Empire Hope with tall signal mast amidships, one of the 3 Shaw Savill sisters lost in Pedestal. The other two being Wairangi and Waimarama as you have mentioned.
 

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Impressive work gentlemen, for me it is more or less a very foggy picture - rien ne va plus, by all means...;-)
 

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On closer inspection the ship in the centre of the picture seems to have a raised poop. Waimarama had a raised poop, the earlier Wairangi did not.
 

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Fraser82 originally asked if the scene and vessels could be identified.
Scene; Part of Pedestal Convoy approx 80 miles north of Algiers at approx 13.20hrs 11th August 1942
Ships; From left to right, HMS Eagle, Waimarama 12843 GRT, Clan Ferguson 7347 GRT, Empire Hope 12688 GRT.
 

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