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Port Denison

Launched by Ekensbergs Varv in 1959 for Norwegian owners as the "Fair Lady", bought before completion by Dornoch Shipping (Harrisons Clyde Ltd) and renamed "Vimeira" the "Port Denison" spent most of her life under the British flag on charter to Port Line. She was evenyually broken up at Gadani Beac

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She was also Johnsson Lines Star Altair on their Far East Trade!

http://johnsonline.pellecarlgren.com/Fjarranosternfartygen.htm
 

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Sorry Tom, I can't find this one out. Gisna is a Norwegian name and "Fair Lady" was original meant for A/S Lise in Oslo, but I have not found her anywere yet. If you have her measures you can compare with "Star Altair" on the site above. Was Gisna built at Ekensbergs Varv in Stockholm too? They built some very handsome ships in the past but is long gone.
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Tom,
"Gisna" appears to have been a sister, delivered by Ekensberg about a year later in November 1960 with the same dimensions. "Newport" was sold in 1980 and renamed "Diamantera", in 1982 "Diam" and was broken up at Shanghai in 1984.
 

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if my memory is right i think the port denison was built in sweden and had to go through some narrow waterway to get to the open sea i remember seing her in n.z in the early 60s she was a smart looking ship
 

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Yes Duncan, Ekensbergs Varv was situated in Malaren, Swedens third biggest lake, which runs into the Baltic Sea in Stockholm. I guess the main reason för closing the warf was the fact that they were limited in that way. This was before all Swedish yards were lost in "The Warf Crisis".
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As you might remember Sweden was big in building ships from the war and up to the point Korea and other "low wages countries" took over. Tens of thousands jobs were lost in a short time even though the government tried to save the industri. This period, late sixties to mid eighties, and the events around all this is still known as "The warf crisis" here in Sweden. I believe you were hit in the same way in Britain at about the same time?
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