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Sheaf Field

Sheaf Field

Built 1971 9,372 tgr W A Souters

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I used to describe her as an 'SD14 and a half' [=D]
 

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Yes I thought I heard that expression before!"
cheers Barny
 

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3.1971 Completed by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd., (Redhead Yard) South Shields (Yard No. 37) for The Sheaf Shipping Co. Ltd. (W. A. Souter & Co. Ltd., managers), Newcastle.
12.1976 Acquired by Wm. Thomson & Co., (Ben Line).
3.1979 Sold to Ashton Shipping Corporation, Greece and renamed "Mount Dirfys".

Regards, Roy.
 

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I did my second trip as emgineer cadet on this ship in the second half of 1979.
We broke down and blacked-out all over the world on a repeated, more or less weekly basis.
What an education !
Whenever it all went wrong, the chief used to simply stand and scream incoherently in the darkness, which I thought was very helpful.
 

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