Iron Yampi, the first of 4 X 12,500 tonners designed and built at BHP's Whyalla Shipyard. Specifically designed for thr long Northabout route to the North West of Australia and retyrn with ore to the East Coast. Most Australian seamen of this period have done this run. I found it to be very boring a
Although the first of 4 was launched launched in 1948, the Yampi class ships didnt start running to Yampi Sound until 1953, when the loading facilities and berth were completed. Until then they were used mainly on the 'black and tan ' run, Whyalla to Newcatsle / Port Kembla.