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NZSC/FEDERAL Which Ship? = Piako

NZSC/FEDERAL Which Ship? = Piako

Easy one for you NZS/Federal boys. Which ship?
Photo taken 1968
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I'd have to say the Piako deep sea.
I notice that the photo was taken 1968 (homeward bound?)
I joined her in London 27th January 1969 for 14 months on the Manz run.
I see that you coasted the Somerset but in this the deck looks too clean for a coastal run.
Brian, have a look at my Gallery, you will see an almost identical photo taken from almost the same spot.
 

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All correct, Tom. The Velle crane at No. 2 was a clue. I had not seen your photo, still finding my way around. We signed off at Liverpool 28th November
1968.
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Has to be Piako as Somerset had Her Velle crane rigged with a bridle with topping lift/slewing blocks either side of bridle. Her derricks were a little farther apart on No 3 too, making life a bit easier when painting them.
 

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