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TRYPHENA ex-TRI ELLIS

TRYPHENA ex-TRI ELLIS

To complement the photo of ROSIE D ex- TRIASTER, this pic from an old magazine of her running mate/ near sister TRYPHENA ex- TRI-ELLIS completed by Harland and Wolff at Govan in 1958.
She became TRYPHENA in 1974 and MAN TAT in 1978 going for scrap as that in 1980.
I was always intrigued by the name

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G'day Fairfield,
the third vessel in this group of BPC was "Tri Enza". And I've been told the Enza bit came from the initials of England, New Zealand and Australia.
Regards, Roy.
 

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Tks for the photo, brings back memories. We certainly had a mix of cargoes during my 10 months on board. We took bulk sugar from Fiji to Malaysia before bringing wood back from Singapore to Sydney. I left her in Sydney, 1977, after loading coal for Cebu.
The crew had been cut back to the bare bones then as they were expecting to sell her at any time.
 

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Regarding the origin of the name - Tri was the prefix adopted by BPC for the three nations involved, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, and Ellis was for Albert Ellis who was a leading figure in the development of phosphate mining on Nauru and Ocean Island.
 

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Thanks indeed for that, Dave. An answer, and very interesting, to something that's intrigued me for decades!!
 

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