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Old 14th May 2005, 11:36
Burwah Burwah is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
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My first ship was built by William Denny. Launched as the Ardenvohr in 1931, it was sold to NZ Shipping in 1937 and renamed the Kaimata. In 1954 it was transferred to the newly formed Avenue Shipping and became the Antrim. It had an 8 cyl.salt water cooled Sulzer engine which was not without it's troubles, experiencing several major breakdowns during it's career. The ship spent a good part of it's life on the MANZ run.I joined as a Junior Engineer in 1954 and stayed with it for two years. She was a good example of the old saying, hard ships are happy ships. Sid.
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