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Old 25th January 2016, 15:14
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I'm trying to source a picture of s.s. "Greathope" - Newbiggin S.S.Co, Newcastle-on-Tyne. She foundered in a gale off Socotra in 1959 after being sold to Panamanian ownership and renamed "Avior"
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I'm trying to source a picture of s.s. "Greathope" - Newbiggin S.S.Co, Newcastle-on-Tyne. She foundered in a gale off Socotra in 1959 after being sold to Panamanian ownership and renamed "Avior"
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That's the one! Very, very many thanks - it's a far better picture than the one I used to have, but somehow lost! I was R/O on her Sept 1956 to Nov 1956 - without doubt the worst ship I ever sailed on. We were on the timber run, Archangel to Grimsby.
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Abandoned off Socotra? That reminds me of the warning on old Admiralty charts c.1950, of rats infesting the island. It sounded quite terrifying though I am sure the locals managed.
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The Pilot Book also warned of cannibals on Socotra. Nobody told them it was "long pig" and possibly a no-no.

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Abandoned off Socotra? That reminds me of the warning on old Admiralty charts c.1950, of rats infesting the island. It sounded quite terrifying though I am sure the locals managed.
She was carrying caustic soda from Rijeka to Bombay - I think it probably burnt the bottom out of her - there was more rust than metal on her two years earlier!
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Here is another image of the S.S Greathope >
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Very many thanks, once again - that's great!
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Very many thanks, once again - that's great!
Just had another look at the pic - this was obviously taken much earlier in her life, because the radar mast on the starboard bridge wing is missing - when they finally decided to fit radar, they nicked one of the derricks and made a mast for the scanner!
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