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Illyric at Bluff in either 1973 or 1974.

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TORRENS,
Another fabulous photo of Illyric, my dad sailed in her late '61 early '62 and you have posted two great shots of her in only a few weeks. This ship is the first ship i had an interest in through my dad obviously, and kick started my life long love of ships.
Along with all the other stunning photographs you have posted, i'd like to say a big thank you, for which (if their not already) must be close to professional pictures.
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Mark(Thumb)
 

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Really nice pic of one of SSA's four "I" class. Ionic and Illyric had four lifeboats. Iberic and Icenic two. Built 1960 By Vickers Newcastle. 1978 renamed Carmila(Cyprus). Scrapped 1979 in Taiwan. I spent a happy 6 months on Icenic in 1972. Captain Ray Marshall. Icenic had a grey hull whilst I served on board. See photos of her in My Gallery.
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=3963
 

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I think this photograph was taken in 71 or 72, she had a black hull in the 60's, I left her in 72 as 2nd mate, we had been grey for at least 2 voyages I think?? the memory is fading.
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John
I will have a search of some old records and see if I can get a more accurate date.
I think I was on Illyric when she was painted grey in London, they did the job in wet weather and after bad weather in the Atlantic we arrived in Curacao with sheets of paint missing from the hull and some of it stuck on the superstructure, a real mess.
I also sailed in Icenic (black hull) and stood by Iberic when she was renamed Deseado ,at that stage grey but not the horrible final result seen here in some later photographs.
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Dear All

The photograph was taken in either 1973 or 1974 as Illyric visited Bluff three times arriving
17/11/1973,27/6/1974 or 16/12/1974.

She had previously visited in 1960,1964,1967 and 1968, but during these visits her hull was painted black.

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Thanks for that Chris. (Thumb)

Illyric Voy.32

1030 17 Sep 1973 Joined m.v. Illyric London No.25 RAD
1542 20 Sep Depart for Rotterdam
0741 21 Sep 22 1620 B&C Sheds Merwehaven, Rotterdam
0616 04 Oct 04 0920 Anchor Cristobal
1017 04 Oct 04 1631 South Side No.16 Pier, Cristobal
1656 04 Oct 05 1605 Anchor Cristobal
1605 05 Oct 06 0000 Panama Canal transit
0014 19 Oct 19 0827 Anchor Apia
0925 19 Oct 19 1730 Apia
0841 22 Oct 25 1200 Kings Wharf North, Suva
2033 25 Oct 26 0550 West Quay, Lautoka
0550 26 Oct 26 1718 Anchor Lautoka
1718 26 Oct 27 1125 West Quay, Lautoka
0512 31 Oct 10 1755 No.1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
0428 11 Nov 11 0758 Anchor Lyttelton
0929 11 Nov 14 1712 No.7 Wharf East
0731 15 Nov 16 1713 "R" Shed Rattray Wharf, Dunedin
0409 17 Nov 17 1156 Anchor Stewart Island
1425 17 Nov 1973 No.4 Berth, Bluff
1030 30 Nov 1973 Paid off, proceeded on leave.

I paid off in Bluff 30th November 1973, and I think she was still black hulled then.
 

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