Photo taken outside Port Hedland, W.A.
Built: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Owners: Ropner Shipping Co
1971-86: Long term charter to Broken Hill Pty
1987: Chia Yun
1993: Chi Kuni
1993: Broken up Nantong.
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
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,
Nine cylinder B&W oil engine by H&W, 23,200 bhp.