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HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN

HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN

A couple of photos of the former Nelson Line later Royal Mail liners built by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. This is HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN taken by the late Donald Robertson I think possibly in the Mersey.
She was built in 1929 and sold becoming CALPEAN STAR in 1959 but sadly sank in the Montevideo Channel in 1960.

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Paul,Hi.
Regular runner London (Royals cargo,Tilbury Landing Stage passengers) River Plate service.
Cheers John.
 

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So would this be the Thames rather than the Mersey the pic was taken.
 

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I remember these ships well during the early 1950's, and I was able to get down into the engine room of "Highland Monarch" and saw her two Harland & Wolff blast injection engines; the generators were also driven by blast injection engines and I can remember the distinctive sound they made when they were running. The ammonia compressors dor the refrigeration plant were driven by horizontal Crossley oil engines.

Tom
 

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