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Blue Funnel ship Elpenor southbound in the Suez Canal, a few months after the canal had re-opened in June 1975.

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That's the one Terence. Built at Harland and Wolffs, Belfast in 1954, sold and renamed United Concord in 1977 ish, before being broken up in Kaohsiung in 1979. Did two trips to the Far East in her, one as Apprentice and later on, one as 2nd. Mate.
 

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Capt Mike,
Keep those photos coming! I wouldn't mind betting someone on SN can even ID the ship ahead of you.
My first trip through Suez after reopening was on Priam (Blue Sea Line), also in 75. Joined at New York in June 75 and signed off Yokohama May 76, in my 'gone bush' days. Capts Ketchen and Emery.
Brgds,
Richard
 

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I wouldn't mind betting someone on SN can even ID the ship ahead of you


New Zealand Shipping Company, possibly " Westmoreland" , “Taupo”, “Tongariro” or “Tekoa”



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The foll ladies were built prior 1975 and the heavy drrks looks quite matching coupled with the yellowish colour of the funnel and the greenish hull so quite positive it could be the east Germany built vsls as u suggested, the only uncertainty is the platform like lifeboat sliding down at abt SSW direction on the port side accomodation, could it be just a quirk of lighting or a more modern built tonnage ?

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1399831
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1395807
 

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