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Galway arriving Port Chalmers
Built: 1959 Smith's Dock, South Bank
Tonnage: 6,409grt
Owners: Avenue Sg Co
1967: Lengthened, 9,539grt
1975: To P and O General Cargo Division, r/n 'Strathinver'
1976: Sold, r/n 'Golden Fortune'
1983: Wrecked in typhoon, Hong Kong 9.8.1983, broken up.

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I have a copy of the Galway, just as the one on the Galley. I have my copy on my wall at home. The photo was taken leaving Dunedin about 1960. I bought my copy, along with one of the Araluen from the same photo taker. If I opened the photo I would be able to say who took the photo, but I dont want to damage the photo. The Galway was my first ship, and was also the last one I left from the UK. The rest, feturn to USSco. Great days
Jim B

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Hi Jim,
Doug Wright of Port Chalmers was the photographer. As a teenager I bought a lot of his photos, and regard them as some of the best in my collection. Always loved the Avenue ships.

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Hi Guys, anyone know where and when the Galway was lengthened. Cheers D.J.C.

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Her builders, Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. Middlesbrough lengthened her at their North Shields yard in 1967.

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Hello Everyone,
My uncle, Ivan Cloherty was Bosun on the Galway. Not sure exactly when but I know he did many trips on her before and after she was lengthened. I always used to enjoy visiting him when he was home in Hull, kept me well entertained with his stories. Don't know if anyone remembers him? He was also from Galway Ireland.

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I was Peggy on the Galway on her maiden voyage lovelyship in 1959 would have stayed on her but was told i would have to stay as Peggy for next trip but I wanted to get on with my career

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