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Old 26th March 2004, 21:24
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Old 27th March 2004, 17:18
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This is a great ship...........
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Old 21st October 2004, 17:41
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Centaur departing Freemantle, Austrailia. built 1963 9.000tg
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Old 21st October 2004, 20:16
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Great photo of a very unique ship.Saw her during her building and before her trials.Interesting ship in the background-looks like one of the ex-Cunard cargo liners built in the 60s.
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Old 21st October 2004, 21:06
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If memory serves me well it is a Bank Line ship in the background but I cahallenge anyone to prove me wrong!
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Old 26th October 2004, 13:38
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Yes David she is exactly a Bank. more difficult what Bank she is!!!!
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Old 9th December 2004, 10:18
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Now here's a possibility for that mystery ship. Here's a picture of the WAMBIRI of the State Shipping Service (West Australia). Used to trade from Fremantle to North-west Australian ports.
She is the ex-Cunard PARTHIA of 1963.
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Old 9th December 2004, 10:20
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I think you/ve solved the mystery.I enlarged the photo of CENTAUR and yes,it definitely looked like an ex-Cunarder.Didn/t know one went on the Australian coast.
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Old 9th December 2004, 14:53
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Yes ,i have forgot this mystery but i think you are right ,the derricks are of
a Cunarders ,the illusion was the buff funnel!!!!
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Old 27th March 2005, 18:26
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Scanned this from a postcard that was sent from the Centaur in the late 1960's, He was a neighbour of mine who sailed on her as passenger from Fremantle to Singapore, Hope you like, Regards Tony.
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Old 28th March 2005, 06:52
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Now here's a possibility for that mystery ship. Here's a picture of the WAMBIRI of the State Shipping Service (West Australia). Used to trade from Fremantle to North-west Australian ports.
She is the ex-Cunard PARTHIA of 1963.
I joined Parthia as third mate in May 1971 when she was laid up in Falmouth. Took her up to Middlesbrough where she was dry-docked and renamed StaShip I. Then took her out to Hong Kong where she was handed over to her new Australian owners in July 1971. The old man was Eddie Watkins, Mate Phil Owen, 2nd Mate Alex Reid. Paul Hancock 4th Engineer, Alex Straus Electrician. The others are a blank at the mo.
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Old 28th March 2005, 21:16
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Thanks for that Hugh.
I wonder if anyone can tell us what eventually happened to her?
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Old 31st March 2005, 12:27
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That mystery ship.....The Scotia ex Cunard was sold to Neptune Orient Lines as the "Nepune Amber".......A singapore based company...maybe it was "she" I seem to remember her being handed over in Amsterdam circa 69-70 maybe 71...john g
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Old 14th July 2005, 13:36
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Thought you might like a look at this? It's an original welcome aboard booklet from the Centaur, it's got eight pages with information about the vessel, with plenty of do's and don'ts. It was lent to me by a neighbour who sailed on her as a passenger in the 1960's, Regards Tony
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Old 15th July 2005, 05:11
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Can we have a peek inside it as well please?
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Old 15th July 2005, 07:31
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Can we have a peek inside it as well please?
Your wish is my command!!! Regards Tony.
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Old 15th July 2005, 07:33
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................. command!!! Regards Tony.
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Old 16th July 2005, 04:01
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With reference to the Bank Line Vessel (Bank Boat if you wish) without doubt Fishbank Class of which there were six as we all know. However did you also know that Bank Line have now virtually moved out of the shipping business and have give those last 4 vessels to Swires to manage. Oh Well...............pete
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Old 16th July 2005, 04:48
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Thanks Tony!
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Old 16th July 2005, 07:19
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With reference to the Bank Line Vessel (Bank Boat if you wish) without doubt Fishbank Class of which there were six as we all know. However did you also know that Bank Line have now virtually moved out of the shipping business and have give those last 4 vessels to Swires to manage. Oh Well...............pete
Sad news. That must be the British MN equivalent of the apes leaving Gib!

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Old 17th July 2005, 11:10
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The centaur was charterd by the st Helena shipping company,when the old st Helena was taken up for the Falklands war.Then laid up when the charter expired.
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Old 13th September 2005, 20:03
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I believe the 2 ex cunarders were Media and PARTHIA,NOT SURE FOR CERTAIN

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Old 14th September 2005, 07:23
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Friday late afternoon eta singapore wed 0700 jurong

Usually dep Fremantle on Fri late afternoon
Eta Singapore pilot station 0700 on Wed.
This is the time where if the wind is following
the ship. The sheep aroma is strongest.
Cheers, Sylvester
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Old 14th September 2005, 08:13
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Old 14th September 2005, 12:38
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did Sir Lancelot replace her as the new Centaur in the 1990s?
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