Hi Dick, I think that even the building rods they probably made out of her are up for recycling by now. Mountstewart began as Essex Coast, built 1955, 892grt.
Became Mountstewart, of Belfast, Mersey & Manchester SS Co Ltd(Associated with Coast Lines).
Manuel(1979-86) scrapped 1986. Cheers, Brent
Many Thanks for posting photo of Mountstewart. I was 2nd.Mate on her in late
1964 (before a Pier Head Jump to Hibernian Coast) . Almost the perfect ship - 2 days in Liverpool - 12 hours overnight ( 1 x 4 hour bridge watch) - 2 days in Belfast - (2 x 4 hour bridge watches) - back to Liverpool. Virtually no Cargo Work.
Every mealtime we were in port so no 7-bells meals etc. No nights on board in Liverpool. I wasn't alone in believing she was the perfect job - All officers from the Old Man down were ex deep sea - More tickets on her than the bus - As Second Mate I had a Mates F.G. at the time.
I wasin her predecessor in 1948 ,now that was a different kettle of fish, no cushy number during the cattle season three trips a week with quick turnarounds at Birkenhead lairage , washing down on the return trips, hard going I can tell you, I was also in the Greypoint running to Cork that was a much better run those were the days my friends
Roger, I was Mate on her from august 1966 to july 1967. Very fond memories of her. Alongside York Quay,Belfast early monday to friday evening, then east india London early monday to friday evening. Capt. Hopkins was Master. Worked cargo each end on the monday and friday. No cargo work tuesday through thursday. Not a great revenue earner I am afraid. Was dragged off her much to my disgust to join Brookmount then Pointer , Terrier , and Lairdsfox. Regards Colin