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WESTMORLAND

A better scan of the picture I took of her sailing from Glasgow in the evening of 21 May 1967.

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Very good Fairfield
a remember of the end of the great years of the three island cargo ship
 

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Westmorland, spelt without the 'e'. This was noticed by a P&O super & because of our naval superstitions the name was left without the 'e' Hence the wrong spelling of this fine ship!!
 

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Ahoy,
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WESTMORLAND Refrigerated Cargo Liner (1971-1980)
Official No. 308035 Speed: 19.5 knots.
Tonnages 8,230 gross 4,468 net 11,858 deadweight
Dimensions Length: 527' 7" Beam: 71' 2" Depth: 44' 6"
Shipowner: Federal Steam Navigation Co.
Machinery: Eight cylinder 2 S.C. SA oil engine manufactured by Sulzer Bros. Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland. developing 17,600 BHP.
Shipbuilder: Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No: 1158)
Cargo Capacity: 479,708 cubic feet insulated - Employed on the UK/Continent-Australia/New Zealand and latterly on the New Zealand-Iranian Gulf service.
History:
09/09/1965: Launched by Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No: 1158) for Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London.
07/02/1966: Delivered.
01/10/1971: P&O General Cargo Division appointed managers.
19/04/1973: Registered in the ownership of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
18/09/1978: Registered under Strick Line Ltd.
10/06/1980: Sold to Oceanic Shipping S.A.R.I. (Rachid Fares Enterprised of Australia Pty. Ltd., managers), Lebanon and renamed FARES REEFER.
00/00/1981: Sold to Dunstan Shipping Co. Ltd., (Blue Star Chip Management Ltd., managers), Hong Kong and renamed BEACON HILL.
00/00/1985: Sold to Chinese Shipbreakers and arrived at Huangpu 06/03/1983 from Jebel Ali, where she was laid up from 05/07/1984 to 14/02/1985
 

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Fine class of ships, affectionally known as the "T" class, Tongariro, Taupo, Tekoa and Westmorland, all fitted with Sulzer engines, fast and compfortable, the fore runners of the "Wild" boats I guess.
 

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Her name was spelt incorrectly with the E for a short while when on the building berth. When fitting out, a gangway collapsed onto the quayside luckily without anyone being on it and in a fierce gale she took off on her own finally being rescued by tugs.
 

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