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CITY OF CANBERRA passing Portishead 24.7.71 from Bunbury (sailed 6th April for Bordeaux and Lo...jpg

CITY OF CANBERRA passing Portishead 24.7.71 from Bunbury (sailed 6th April for Bordeaux and Lo...jpg

Ellerman Lines' 1961 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, built CITY OF CANBERRA is seen passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth exactly fifty years ago today, on 24th July 1971.

This photograph, with a detailed caption, can also be seen in my book "Ocean Freighter Heyday" published by Coastal Shipping

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IMO 5073569 , Dead.
Ship Type : Part-Refrigerated General Cargo Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 155.6 / 143.5 x 20.5 mtr.
Built in 1961 by Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd Clydeholm Yard Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom as " CITY OF CANBERRA " for Ellerman Lines Ltd London England United Kingdom.

Tonnage : grt / nrt /tdw - 10.306 / 5.818 / 11.490.
Main Engine : Sulzer 2T Single Action 9Cyl (760x1550mm) 9RSAD76 - 11.699 bhp / 18kn.

1977 Sold to Tasman Gold Shipping Pte Co Singapore,renamed " TASGOLD ".

1979 Broken up at at Kaohsiung Taiwan by An Hsiung Iron & Steel Co.



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