Originally Posted by Tonga
Seeing as TORRENS has very kindly added a truly excellent picture of her here
it seemed appropriate to give this fine and much loved Houlders Ship her own thread.
Launched on 14 May 1960 by Burntisland Shipbuilding Cp. Ltd. – Yard Number 401 for the Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd., (Houlder Bothers & Co. Ltd., as Managers) Port of Registry was Liverpool. Delivered in November 1960. In 1978 sold to National Glory of Athens and re-named Diamondo
. In 1980 sold to Iktinos of Piraeus and re-named Polana
. 24th May 1983 arrived at Gadani Beach for demolition.
I sailed on Westbury as third mate from 62 to 64 on the UK to BS As trade.
The master was Gibbs, Mate Charman, 2nd Mate Rose. The crew were Shetlanders, the bosun Andy Barclay, Bobby Williamson was AB. R/O was Peter Price, Ch Eng was Howard, 2nd eng Lister. The crew hardly changeRegards