Many thanks. I really appreciate your kind helpfulness and when I check other pictures on shipspotting.com and one I took in 1987 you are correct in identifying her as being of that class, but unfortunately there are differences from Dawpool - e.g. the aft bulwark length relative to the aftermost stanchion, the portlight arrangement and the height of the Boat Deck bulwark immediately abaft the starboard light. I have looked at pictures of sisterships from the same yard, but none seems to match and I wonder if others of that design were also built elsewhere. You have however given a great, very helpful pointer and I will continue investigations. Thanks again and best wishes,
Maurice. You are quite right of course, there are detail differences which I should have checked first, I did hedge my bets by saying looks like, (I'm no expert!). I photographed Dawpool at Sharpness in 1987, all my photos are on 35mm Kodachrome 25. Good luck with your research.
SUCCESS ! She is the Greek PELLINI, built by Vooruitgang Suurmeijer at Foxhol as CORATO in 1969 for the Hadley Shipping Co. Ltd., London. She reportedly became HARCO in 1978, PELLINI in 1980, NANCY SFB in 1990 and ANTALAHA in 1994 but was lost near Madagascar in 2009. You, Pete, helpfully gave the necessary pointer by identifying the class and I am indebted to E.J. Smit who advised that sister ships were built by their yard plus Bodewes Scheepswerven, Scheepswerf Sanders and Scheepswerf Suurmeijer (Vooruitgang). miramarshipindex.nz was excellent for finding each of the many sisters from the first three yards but all showed differences and their link for vessels built at the fourth firm produced nothing. An e-mail to them yesterday resulted in their immediately rectifying an omission in their system and sending a list which will be in their next update. Among them is CORATO which matches ideally - I thought my picture showed her flying the Greek flag while the partly painted out name seemed to start with "P" and end in "INI" but I did not mention those factors lest they were wrong. Zooming into the picture confirms PELLINI and a photograph on shipspotting.com matches too. Thus thanks again for your kind help, and best wishes,