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CYCLOPS

Alfred Holt's 1948 Greenock built CYCLOPS is seen passing Portishead, inbound for Avonmouth exactly fifty years ago today, on 7th September 1969.

Duncan Haws' book on Blue Funnel Line records that, in July 1975, she was renamed AUTOMEDON to release the name CYCLOPS for a new tanker and that in Dece

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From my digital book on CD - Blue Funnel Odyssey

CYCLOPS “A” class steel motorship - Mk.II.
O.N. 182456. 8,214g. 4,838n. 462.9 x 62.3 x 31.7 feet.
8-cyl. 2 S.C.D.A. (550 x 1200mm) B&W type oil engine (No. 716), by the shipbuilder. 6,800 BHP. 15½ kts.
3.4.1946: Ordered from Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Greenock (Yard No. 639), for the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd.
23.1.1947: Keel laid.
21.7.1948: Launched by Mrs W. M. Gavigan.
2.12.1948: Completed, at a cost of £571,292.
15.1.1973: Owners restyled as Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd.
7.1975: Renamed AUTOMEDON to release the name for a new tanker.
12.1975: Transferred to Elder Dempster Lines Ltd.
5.1977: Chartered to Nigerian National Lines, for three months.
25.8.1977: Delivered to W. H. Arnott, Young & Company Ltd., for demolition at Dalmuir.
 

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David, Correct, but Lloyd's Register up to 1955 gave lbp in feet and tenths. After that they changed to feet and inches overall.
 

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