Why does everyone overlook the poor old Westmorland, the other sister??
Probably because she doesn't have a romantic Kiwi name like the other three.
I was in the Westmorland for more than two years and never sailed in a better ship.
They were a beautiful class of fast ships ( there weren't too many ships that overtook us) and the D-frames on the masts were a source of discussion in every port we visited.
They enabled cargo to be worked to port or st'bd with just the single derrick configuration.
It's just great to see such a neat photo of this class again in that marvelous colour scheme.
Sailed on her as 3rd Eng 1974. Promoted to 2nd Eng in trip. Nice cabin. Great ship as I remember. My wife Lorraine was with me at the time and we had a wonderful time. Good memories.
Also sailed on the Tekoa, Taupo and the Westmorland.