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Iron Parkgate
Photo shows BHP charter vessel IRON PARKGATE entering Newcastle Harbour, NSW, Australia for the first time on 2nd October 1973. Loaded with 54,287 tonnes of Mt Newman ironstone. The largest ship to enter Newcastle Harbour at the time. Launched 1966 yard No. 520 as NAESS PARKGATE by Furness Shipbuild

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I was very peripherally involved in the charter repudiation dispute in which Constant and Constant, who employed me as that lowest form of legal life a shark in articles, acted for BHP. It was a gigantic case which settled part way into the hearing.

She seems to have been a truly horrible ship.
 

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