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  1. Cellana Launch Party (1968)

    Cellana Launch Party (1968)

    CELLANA launch party (l to r): Mr. R. G. Hawke, Acting General Manager, Shipyard Whyalla; The Lady Casey; Mr S. M. F. Martin, General Manager Whyalla Steelworks; Sir Colin Syme, Chairman B.H.P. Melbourne; Miss Hewett, Personal Assistant to Lady Casey; Lady Syme; The Lord Casey, Governer-General of A
  2. Iron Baron (1972)

    Iron Baron (1972)

    Neptun type general cargo vessel IRON BARON. Yard #385 launched Oct 1972 by VEB Schiffswerft Neptun, Rostock (East Germany) for Reederei Barthold Richters, Hamburg. Chartered by BHP before delivery and registered Newcastle (U.K.) to Richters subsidiary Baron Shipping Co. Ltd, Bermuda. March 1980 pur
  3. Musgrave Range (1964)

    Musgrave Range (1964)

    Bulk carrier MUSGRAVE RANGE (yard #38) on slipway. Launched 9 June 1964 by Dr. Ruth Birrell, completed 6 Nov 1964. Built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Australian National Line (ANL) to serve Australian ore and coal trades of the day. The first of two sisters
  4. Luffing Cranes, Port Kembla 1971.

    Luffing Cranes, Port Kembla 1971.

    The two Krupp-Ardelt luffing cranes under construction at No.2 Products Berth, Port Kembla steelworks, Australia during 1971. The main jibs have yet to be fitted and lie on the wharf. I can remember as a kid walking under these with a friend. These cranes were removed in 2005.
  5. Iron Parkgate

    Iron Parkgate

    Photo shows BHP charter vessel IRON PARKGATE entering Newcastle Harbour, NSW, Australia for the first time on 2nd October 1973. Loaded with 54,287 tonnes of Mt Newman ironstone. The largest ship to enter Newcastle Harbour at the time. Launched 1966 yard No. 520 as NAESS PARKGATE by Furness Shipbuild
  6. Mobil Australis

    Mobil Australis

    Mobil Australis leaving the Whyalla shipyard on 9 Feb 1972 after completion. Yard no.52 built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Mobil Oil Australia Limited. Designed to carry refined petroleum products. Launched 7 Oct 1971. 27069 DWT.
  7. Darling River (1966)

    Darling River (1966)

    Builders photo of Australian National Line bulk carrier Darling River on sea trials. Date: 10 May 1966. Built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 14 Dec 1965 and at that time the largest Australian-built vessel and the first of four sister ships built by BHP
  8. Clutha Capricorn (1972)

    Clutha Capricorn (1972)

    The largest ship ever built in Australia, ore carrier Clutha Capricorn being fitted out at BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 12 May 1972. Photo taken on 28 August 1972. 48947 GT, 85129 DWT, L 255.4 B 32.4 . Steam turbine, single screw. Photo kindly sent to m
  9. CLUTHA OCEANIC (1969)

    CLUTHA OCEANIC (1969)

    On trials bulk/ore carrier CLUTHA OCEANIC built by B.H.P. Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Hastings Shipping Company Pty Ltd. Launched 17 June 1969 by Mrs J. McEwen. In 1983 renamed CURTIS OCEANIC. Along with ORE REGENT and CLUTHA CAPRICORN this ship was used to haul
  10. Iron Banbury

    Iron Banbury

    IRON BANBURY launched 19 Oct 1971 by Scotts' Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. (Yard No. 721) as BANBURY for Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. (Houlder Brothers and Co. Ltd., managers), London. (both companies part of the Furness, Withy Group.). While fitting out the name was changed to Iron Banbury for 4 year chart
  11. Iron Sirius visits Port Kembla, 1973

    Iron Sirius visits Port Kembla, 1973

    BHP bulk carrier IRON SIRIUS on her first visit to Port Kembla, Australia in 1973 with tug KEIRA in attendance. "The fleet giant's speed of 15.5 knots (fully loaded) is produced by a diesel engine of 10 cylinders (23,000 bhp at 122 rpm). The new name commemorates HMS Sirius which was wrecked in
  12. Amanda Miller (1971)

    Amanda Miller (1971)

    Motor Tanker AMANDA MILLER shown on sea trials. Yard no. 51 built for R. W. Miller and Co. Pty. Ltd. by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, Australia. Built to a I.H.I. Japan design. Keel laid 15 Jan 1970. In Jan 1970 fire destroyed partially completed hull. Launched 25 Feb 1971, compl
  13. Iron Clipper

    Iron Clipper

    BHP ore carrier IRON CLIPPER at Port Kembla, Australia circa 1964. 40,352 dwt. Built 1961 by Mitsubishi Zosen, Nagasaki (yard no 1556) as Naess Clipper for Anglo-Pacific Shipping Co. Ltd., Bermuda (Naess Denholm & Co. Ltd., London). In November 1964 chartered by BHP and renamed Iron Clipper. Was
  14. Ocean Digger (1967)

    Ocean Digger (1967)

    First generation semi-submersible oil rig. The 9100-ton OCEAN DIGGER built for Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co. (ODECO) Australia Ltd by BHP Shipbuilding & Engineering Works, Whyalla, Australia. Completed 16 September 1967. 300 ft. wide, 365 ft. long and 204 ft. high. He could operate in wate
  15. Iron Cavalier

    Iron Cavalier

    BHP ore carrier IRON CAVALIER at Newcastle Steelworks, Australia (date was around 1971). Built 1962 by Mitsubishi Zosen, Nagasaki as Naess Cavalier. In 1969 loadline was altered to increase deadweight to about 40,300 tons. Scrapped in 1984. Nice looking ship with slightly streamlined bridge, I gues
  16. Glomar III (1963)

    Glomar III (1963)

    Self-propelled drilling ship GLOMAR III (2860 tons, built 1963 for Global Marine Inc). Employed by joint-venture partners BHP and Esso Exploration Australia over continental shelf in Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmania in the 1960s. On 18 February 1965 it drilled Australia's first offshore we
  17. Iron Somersby in Port Hedland, 1972

    Iron Somersby in Port Hedland, 1972

    IRON SOMERSBY on maiden voyage being manoeuvred to the Mount Newman Co. Pty Ltd (now BHP) ore pier at Nelson Point, Port Hedland, Australia, January 1972. The other ship is the OHTSU MARU (107,017 dwt, built 1969 Nippon Kokan). IRON SOMERSBY, launched 1971 at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, yard #168
  18. Iron Endeavour arrives at Port Kembla, 1969

    Iron Endeavour arrives at Port Kembla, 1969

    IRON ENDEAVOUR arriving at Port Kembla steelworks, Australia on her maiden voyage April 1969. Pilot returning to berth. Bulk ore carrier IRON ENDEAVOUR, built 1969 by J. L. Thompson and Sons, Sunderland, U.K. yard no. 724 for Nile Steamship Co. Ltd (J and J Denholm Ltd.). Registered Newcastle, U.K.
  19. Iron Endeavour (1969)

    Iron Endeavour (1969)

    Bulk ore carrier IRON ENDEAVOUR, built 1969 by J. L. Thompson and Sons, Sunderland, U.K. yard no. 724 for Nile Steamship Co. Ltd (J and J Denholm Ltd.). Registered Newcastle, U.K. Chartered by BHP from 1969 till 1983. Originally to have been named IRON KING but changed to IRON ENDEAVOUR to coincide
  20. Iron Somersby (1971)

    Iron Somersby (1971)

    IRON SOMERSBY, launched 1971 at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, yard #1688 for Ropner Shipping Co. Ltd, London (and sister to RUDBY, yard #1684). Length 855 ft, Breadth 133 ft 6 in, Draught 48 ft 6 in, 57,250 gross, 108,174 deadweight. Nine cylinder B&W oil engine by H&W, 23,200 bhp. Chart
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