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Florence Holt

FLORENCE HOLT

Built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead and launched for Guinea Gulf Line Ltd. on 3 December 1952. She was an 8024 ton dwt steam turbine driven merchantman with a 14.5 knot service speed.
In 1965 she was sold to Diana Cia. Maritima S.A and under the flag of Monrovia was renamed Admiralt

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Stuart , do you knwo where that was taken? It looks like Purfleet Deepwater Wharf, River Thames , but, cannot be certain. If you unaware maybe Stan knows , or Kyrenia , they usually do?
 

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Hi Stumps - a good question!
Definitely the Thames area with General Lighterage in the picture but
I can't see it as a river berth.But where ?
 

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I, too, think that it might be Purfleet and that is the Deep Wharf behind. However, judging by how far away the bank is and also that there is no sign of stern moorings it looks like the ship might be on a buoy in the river rather than actually on the wharf.
 

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The cranes seem to be Stothart and Pitt types.
For many years Purfleet Deep wharf had the type of crane in which
railway wagons could pass under them
 

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bobs, Hi.
On closer inspection it does look like a stern line (with part of a rat guard) on to the jetty. Also the aft and for`d cranes seem to be working cargo.
Stan, the crane structure looks the type for wagons to pass under.
Cheers John.
 

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Was only on that berth once and from what I remember it was a 'T' jetty that slightly curved and the railway wagons did run under the cranes . I'm more and more convinced it's Purfleet after reading your comments.
 

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