Are those dolly winches I see fitted alongside each winch? I did hear that Ocean started to install these throughout the fleet after I left in the mid sixties. They would have made topping the derricks that much easier. But the mast houses are really cluttered.
Pat, from memory and the photo, I think the Glenlyon class did have a small topping lift winch, no longer having to transfer the topping lift wire from the drum end to the bitts, hoping the chain stopper would hold ! In my opinion these were the finest ships of their time when built in 1962/63. Unfortunately they had a relatively short working life due to lack of container capacity.
I was mate on a number of C-2's during my seagoing career, and will never forget my angst when the crew just having returned from too many beers ashore would secure the gear for sea. The topping lift wires were slick with grease, and I always worried that they'd drop a boom while stopping off the wire with a chain stopper. Fortunately, it never happened during my time aboard.
Fairfield, she did at least one voyage chartered to Ben Line in 1976. In fact, she had a yellow funnel when I joined but this was painted back to Glen Line colours on completion of discharge in the Far East. I believe that she and two of the others of her class, the Glenlyon and the Glenfalloch, were put under Ben Line management in 1977, all three being sold on not long after.