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Cape Arnhem

One of three Brazilian built bulk carrriers for Lyle ownership within Scottish Ship Management was the "Cape Arnhem", although I'm not sure why she doesn't have the seahorse funnel mark - photo taken 1984, think SSM were still going then? Completed in 1981 she was sold in 1986 and went th

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The seahorse looking thingy on SSM ships funnels was a sea animal called a "Triton" or something similar and represented the three companies forming Scottish Ship Management - Lyles, Hogarths and Lamberts of London. In 1975 Lamberts pulled out of SSM and the "pregnant prawn" was replaced by a small pennant containing the letters "SSM". Not sure what's going on with the funnel of Cape Arnhem in this photo. SSM actually lasted until 1986.

John T.
 

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SSM went into liquidation in 1984 and was replaced by Lyle Ship Management. Same horse, different jockey!
The liquidation caused quite a stir as several ships were chartered in at this time and these charters were terminated. Amongst the owners of these chartered in ships were Wah Kwong Shipping and China navigation Co (Swires).
Between 1984 and 1986 I think that the ships dispensed with the house flag on the funnel . Possibly the SSM on the flag was replaced with LSM
 

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Just for info,there were 4 ships built in Rio de Janeiro, 1st was Cape Arnhem, 2nd Cape Trafalgar, 3rd Baron Kinnaird & last but not least Cape Finisterre. Did maiden voyages on Arnhem & Finisterre, sailed on Baron Kinnaird 1983/ 84, having Crimbo & New Year alongside Incheon, Sth Korea, had a blast ! Didn't get to Trafalgar, due to the ship being sold & renamed Port Royal ( so I believe)- one guy who sure did ok was Ross King ( of Lorraine GMTV fame), he was one of the personnel dept on Buchanan St,Glasgow
 

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