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Never knew that. Always thought she sailed with a foremast as all pictures in the gallery show.
Cheers John.
 

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Port Adelaide had her foremast replaced with twin samson posts, I believe it was due to excess vibrations.
Cheers....Bill.
 

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"Port Auckland" was built with a foremast between Nos. 2 and 3 hatches and carried the arrangement to the end of her days. As you say, Bill, it was "Port Adelaide" that had her foremast replaced after her maiden voyage - a colleague told me once that the mast vibrated so much at sea that there was a genuine concern that it was going to come down!!
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