Cranes and Hallen swinging derricks. The derrick at the after end of Number 5 could cause grief, had a habit of jack-knifing with a loaded container on the hook, and nowhere to lower it to, in limbo over the plastic awnings.
Cranes were ASEA variable speed A/C using thyristors . Unfortunatley they leaked water during heavy rain through the upper sheave blocks which ran down the wires onto the motors and gave a lot of Grief !
Ray this is a picture of Mahsud on her Maidan voyage > I have the same shot sent to me by Alan Atack who was Staff Chief and I the 4th Eng. I put the date as mid July 1968 . I believe I have an original in Scotland also ( will check next month )
I think Brocks had the pic taken and forwarded copies to the ship ( Prob a Skyphotos shot)
Derek you could well be right. My photo doesn't have any indication as to who originally took it or when it was taken. I just guessed it might have been taken during the Rotterdam trip as she didn't get back to Europe too often.
After the trip you and I were both on in 1971 Ray I did another 6 trips on her as Chief ; coastal and deep sea .
She was back on the traditional Brock runs ; Uk / Europe Coast and the
East ; except going around the Cape as opposed to the Medi as the canal was shut due to the Israli / Egyptian war closure .