Hello Derek, yes they were sisters but I don't recall now which was the younger. She was 8743 GT. I joined her at the fitting out yard (John Brown's I think) on the Clyde as 2 r/o. Her master was JF Eggleston and her 1st R/O Don Butterworth. I signed on 15 Sep 1958 and left June 59. She was a very comfortable ship for her time. My next deep sea was Mahronda older and more cockroaches but still a good ship.
Cracking shot of the old girl, did 2 trips on her as apprentice. Outwardly the same as Masirah (LP). Makrana (2LP + 1HP) followed later in '57, then Mawana in '58. Later, in '59 with 2HP and no LP boilers came Mangla in '59 and Mathura in '60. Mangla and Mathura a/c with electric winches, steam on the others.