Colombo in Ceylon, or Sri Lanka. Whatever,- it's the steam crane in the foreground that is the main pictorial content. Hissing and clanking and fussing about. It really should have been a video clip, in colour - with smell. The picture probably taken in the thirties.
A 1968 shot of City of Colombo in a South Shields drydock. North Shields over the river. Houlder's Hornby Grange behind tallest crane on right.
City of Colombo built 1956, 7739tons gross, 507ft long, 66ft beam, 15 knot motor ship.
September 1970 and some interesting local sailing vessels come and go within Colombo Harbour. Photo taken from British Sovereign whilst discharging cargo from Kharg Island, Persian Gulf. What are these sailing ships called??