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ZACAPA

United Fruit's lovely refrigerator ship Zacapa was built by Workman Clark and Company in Belfast in 1909. Originally registered in the UK, the ship was transferred to American registry in 1914. This was one of a class of 13 vessels known as '5,000 Tonners'; because of their gross tonnage (4688 GRT i

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Very nice David. My father sailed as an engineer during WWII on the following United Fruit ships:
SS Turrialba (US Flag)
SS Musa (Panama Flag)
SS San Bruno (Panama Flag)
SS Sagua (Honduras Flag)
Other than the Turrialba which was US Flag, I've been able to recover very little information on his voyages.
 

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[COLOR="Navy"]A great drawing to commemorate the 40 year life span of a vessel surviving not one but two world wars. Incredible.[/COLOR]
 

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You can rarely go wrong depicting a United Fruit or most other refrigerator ships, especially the older ones with their white livery, counter sterns, tall stacks, raked masts, and sheer which look especially attractive in profile. And yes, to have made it through two world wars relatively unscathed was remarkable considering some of the hostile waters the Zacapa operated in during both. Incidentally, the Turrialba was another of the '5,000 Tonners'.
David
 

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Very nice drawing David.
You have a slightly shaky strokes full of character.
Emil
 

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