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Old 13th December 2013, 07:34
Joseph Lautier Joseph Lautier is offline  
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SS La Estancia.

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You can get a copy of the official H&W construction photographs of this vessel from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Contact Ken Anderson the Head of the Photographic section with your request. FGrom memory he holds photographs from keel lay to launch and fitting out including sea trials.
For the record and to ease indentification she was yard number 1660 launched 30 June 1965 and delivered 30 September 1965 followed by her sister La Sierra yard number 1661 launched 24 November 1965 and delivered 12 February 1966. I remember walking under these ships as a spotty faced youth while they were on the slipways in the Queens Shipyard of H&W. Shipbuilding was still very new to me and I was terrified of being crushed should they fall off the blocks. Told you I was green in those days
Anyway good luck with the search, Ken is very helpful if a little slow.
THANK YOU FOR YOU USEFUL INFORMATION WILL TRY TO GET HOLD OF KEN.



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Old 3rd May 2014, 00:53
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Phi mcgurggle Is sled on her immediately after 66seamans strike from Belfast dry dock. She.was back for 1 year guarantee We went Vitoria Brazil then emden Germany. My self and two pals missed ship and got Vnc.

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Old 29th May 2014, 18:16
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Hi mcruggle. Re. La estancia I was one of the mad scots on board her in Belfast 1966. My name is Jim Docherty ab my late mates were Ian smith ab from Ayrshire my other lifelong pal was willie slattery 2nd cook. Ian died brain tumor late 80s .willie died Boxing Day 2003 prostrate cancer. The three of us missed her at discharge port Emden. The three of us had gone to visit my sister whose husband was stationed about 2hours away. The ship had telegraphed me as arranged but all communication goes to the serviceman and he was on exersise. Therefore we never got gram. The ship was still visible when we got to quay. I can remember Clive cook,Robert stint bas,,,,d mate proxy 2nd eng(didn't know how to work air con in crew accomm. Wasn't happy when I opened passage way doors. He wasn't happy when we shouted Germany on in that never been allowed to forget World Cup final. Vitoria was eventful and busy

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Old 15th August 2014, 15:02
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My husband, James Lorimer sailed on the La Estancia when he was employed by Buries Markess Ltd. All BM ex employees were invited to join the BM Society and meet regularly. I will ask Jim if he has a picture of the ship for you.
I sailed as REO with BM between 1977-81. Maybe I know you ? I sailed on the following: La Pampa, La Loma, N/Lady, Dashwood, La Costa, La Chacra, Tsuru Arrow
Unfortunately I was never on La Estancia. Jim Wadden
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Old 11th May 2015, 13:03
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Info greatly appreciated. I know what you mean about the ship falling off the blocks. The few times I ventured down a dry dock, I was more worried if they had locked the s**t houses on board !!!
I acually joined her in Belfast at the dry dock in '66, just after the seamens strike, & sailed for Vittoria, Brazil. It was a Belfast/Cockney crew with a sprinkling of mad Jocks threw in...Wow, What a mix !!
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Hi McG, I was also EDH on the trip you were on, as you say it was a mixed but good crew,can't remember any strife on the trip, I recall dry docking Rio due to the fact that the cylinders needed some work and a couple of guys from Harland & Wolff flew out.Obviously have sailed on 43 different ships my memory sometimes plays tricks. But I was definitely on La Estancia 2/July/'66 paid off Rotterdam 19/December '66. Be interested to hear any memories you have of the trip.
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Old 11th May 2015, 17:26
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Hi McG, I was also EDH on the trip you were on, as you say it was a mixed but good crew,can't remember any strife on the trip, I recall dry docking Rio due to the fact that the cylinders needed some work and a couple of guys from Harland & Wolff flew out.Obviously have sailed on 43 different ships my memory sometimes plays tricks. But I was definitely on La Estancia 2/July/'66 paid off Rotterdam 19/December '66. Be interested to hear any memories you have of the trip.
Just realised who you are, told you my memory is bad.
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Old 11th May 2015, 21:57
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Hi
Joined Belfast at end of 66strike my two pals joined with me i am jimdocherty Ian smith also Edh and wullie slattery 2nd cook. There was one wee fracas when Irish boys wear threatening Clive the cook and we three through our support behind clive who was a inoffensive Londoner who wouldn't say boo to a goose and smithy and I would have wiped the floor with them.but they backed down and everything was tickets boo from there on in.they were actually great guys.one name I remember from Ireland was Robert stint good lad. The mate was a bastard called Jubba. I may have already stated that we 3 missed ship in Eden. A big mixup as we were visiting my sister whose husband was in army. Great to hear from you I am 70 two weeks my two mates have crossed the bar and I miss them greatly.good luck
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Old 17th May 2015, 01:01
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Hi
Joined Belfast at end of 66strike my two pals joined with me i am jimdocherty Ian smith also Edh and wullie slattery 2nd cook. There was one wee fracas when Irish boys wear threatening Clive the cook and we three through our support behind clive who was a inoffensive Londoner who wouldn't say boo to a goose and smithy and I would have wiped the floor with them.but they backed down and everything was tickets boo from there on in.they were actually great guys.one name I remember from Ireland was Robert stint good lad. The mate was a bastard called Jubba. I may have already stated that we 3 missed ship in Eden. A big mixup as we were visiting my sister whose husband was in army. Great to hear from you I am 70 two weeks my two mates have crossed the bar and I miss them greatly.good luck
Remember you boys well, myself and all you three had a pint up the Shankill, Clive the cook put garlic in everything he cooked, cant remember the fracas you mention,Robert Stint sailed with his cousin,cant remember his name,we got a German,Latvian and an other European as pier head jumps after you three went adrift, , sorry to hear the other two have crossed the bar.Nice to hear from other members of the crew.My name is Denis Allen I am couple of years younger than yourself,I was EDH on that trip.Remember a greaser called Mickey White, and wasn't the skippers daughter Margaret on board and his wife. Vitoria was one of the best ports I have ever been to then and since. Unfortunately have served on 43 differnt ships I get mixed up at times hard to remember who was on what ship and when.

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Old 17th May 2015, 02:38
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I'm looking for a picture of the Buries Markes bulker 'La Estancia', built in Belfast, I think, around 1965/66.
Any info on her history would also be appreciated.
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Brian, go to Gallery and search there is a couple of great photographs of here in the gallery.
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Old 2nd March 2017, 17:53
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Remember you boys well, myself and all you three had a pint up the Shankill, Clive the cook put garlic in everything he cooked, cant remember the fracas you mention,Robert Stint sailed with his cousin,cant remember his name,we got a German,Latvian and an other European as pier head jumps after you three went adrift, , sorry to hear the other two have crossed the bar.Nice to hear from other members of the crew.My name is Denis Allen I am couple of years younger than yourself,I was EDH on that trip.Remember a greaser called Mickey White, and wasn't the skippers daughter Margaret on board and his wife. Vitoria was one of the best ports I have ever been to then and since. Unfortunately have served on 43 differnt ships I get mixed up at times hard to remember who was on what ship and when.
I haven't been on here for a while, have spoken to McGurgle though in the past. I was on La Estancia prior to the seamans' strike, and was paid off in Belfast '66. Our cook, I believe was the same Clive as you had (a bit bonkers), I didn't realise he had stayed on. We had great fun. I went to Vitoria on La Chacra, but didn't think much to it, we had gone there from Rio - I much preferred there. Three months we there, seven weeks anchored in the bay, then 6 weeks along side, there was a stevedore's strike, and then a revolution.
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Old 2nd March 2017, 19:57
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Ahoy,
Here LA BAHIA seen in the New Waterway[Nieuwe Waterweg]Rotterdam in the 70's.
This is not the ship in question-much too small, and additionally this one is a coastal tanker.��

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