what a magnificant looking ship sailed with blue star but not on this one lord vestie should be proud of this one unfortuntly not his company conditions still a sailor is a sailor thanks for the ship photo john 609
When she made her maiden voyage out to Australia from Liverpool in December 1950 her 18,000 ton cargo was one of the biggest ever to leave the Mersey. Her turbine machinery was also the most powerful installed by the builders, Cammell Laird & Co in a single screw ship.
In April 1953 she crossed from Brisbane to New Plymouth in 63 hours and 48 minutes at an average speed of 18.69 kts.
I agree , a great looking ship. I did a run job Tilbury to Liverpool on her and found the crew accomodation aft absolute rubbish, cabin dividers consisted of thin tin sheets with eighteen inches of wire mesh top and bottom. Never came across that before or since. Ken.