Not the Dorset that I sailed on either but the Dorset of 1934.
Launched July 1934 by Workman Clark Ltd, Belfast and delivered to Federal Steam in November of the same year.
In August 1942 bombed and sunk by aircraft south-east of Cape Bon bound Gourock to Malta while in convoy WS 21S. No lives were lost.
She was a motor ship, twin screw with 2 x 8cyl Sulzer diesels by Sulzer Bros, Winterhur. 11,000 bhp at 16 kts.
Much appreciated Neil/Tom. I'd never seen a proper photo of Dorset of Malta fame, only the painting of her under attack.
Much bigger than I expected, and looks similar to Durham of same vintage.
Looks like the Durham. The two for'ard boats are light 22 footers with bolt on steel keel plates to improve their sailing capabilities and used for boat work when she was the cadet ship. Spent 18 months on her and took these boats away many times in our own time
Referring to "Crossed Flags" by Laxon,Farquhar,Kirby & Perry, there are photo`s of both DORSET & DURHAM, Both 1934 built. No noticable difference in the pictures, lifeboats the same on each ship. DURHAM shows radar and samson posts painted white but this was obviously a post war photo.
I agree with KYRENIA that its hard to pick details between the two ships at the distance and quality of the post. The Dorset had 2 large cowl vents abreast of the funnel so I would still go for the Dorset.