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Iron Yampi, first load, 1951 (not 1953!)

Iron Yampi, first load, 1951 (not 1953!)

Although the first of 4 was launched launched in 1948, the Yampi class ships didnt start running to Yampi Sound until 1953, when the loading facilities and berth were completed. Until then they were used mainly on the 'black and tan ' run, Whyalla to Newcatsle / Port Kembla.

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Hi OZ I can remember the Sydney pick up , and you would run away from Yampi Class or to think of it all BHP ships .If only they had a fleet now !
 

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above comment should read as follows afterCOCKATOO ISLAND
VESSELS USUALLY BERTHED PORT SIDE TOO,to take advantage of the tie flow when departing the beRTH,

sorry about mistake in first post keyboard has a mind of its of its own!!!!!
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No problem Charles, i did notice myself that the ship was Stb'd side to, every time I was there we were Port side to. I didnt realise the reason for this, thanks.
Paul, I never sailed on BHP ships but did do Yampi a few times on Mittagong, and the black and tan also.
 

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