The ship had a large hold for small loose cargo, but large items such as PAU's (oil field, partially assembled units) were welded to plates welded to the 1" thick deck. Other items were secured by wires to "D" rings in the deck or to welded temporary pads.
Port side funnel could...
1926 completed by Armstrong Withworth, Newcastle upon Tyne
for Belships Company Ltd Skibs A/S, Christen Smith, Oslo
7.274GRT, 10.282tdw, 2 4cyl oil engines MAN
Heavy Lift Ship loaded with locomotives and railway cars
1965 NEW ZEALAND VENTURE (Wah Kwong...
Palapur sailing from Southampton.
Ship Type: General cargo
Year Built: 2010
Length x Breadth: 134 m X 23 m
Gross Tonnage: 11473, DeadWeight: 9963 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 14.4 / 14 knots
Flag: Antigua Barbuda [AG]
Call Sign: V2FB4
IMO: 9505510, MMSI: 305621000
Self-propelled heavy lift crane (8500mt).
Seen here leaving Georgetown harbour at P.E.I., Canada after winter lay-up, proceeding to Borden.
Vessel at that time engaged in the Strait-Crossing Project, the building of the Confederation bridge linking New-Brunswick with Prince Edward Island
Built in 1999 of 6,714grt-8,734dwt by Zhong Hua Shipyard China. Specialised for heavy and unusual cargo can carry TEU 650 of which 106 are reefer, photographed in the Port of Sunderland loading crane equipment.
This is attached to the New Zealand Maritime museum. Unfortunately it was not open on the day I visited and the people at the museum were not able to provide any information. So there must be some NZ members who have details. I was surprised to see a similar crane in Lyttelton Harbour. Is NZ the...
Masirah at Aden 23rd Nov 1960.
One of the six Centurion tanks loaded in Southampton with our 2nd Mate in possession. A great shipmate whose name I have forgotten, help gratefully received.
This was only the second time we had played with the heavy derrick so had lots of fun, we had...