JERVIS BAY was the only member of this class for OCL to be British built, the contract going to Upper Clyde Shipbuilders at the Govan yard.
She was plagued with delays and unfortunately ensured that the Clyde missed out on orders for these ships.
This is a press cutting from February 1969.
From the Glasgow DAILY RECORD of 26 April 1970 recording her departure for trials and handing over.
Ironically two of the German built members, DISCOVERY and MORETON BAYS were re-engined at Govan in 1980/81.
Nice to find a good postcard of this special ship and crew.
Jervis Bay (pronounced Jarvis, not Jervis)
Built: 1922 Vickers Ltd, Barrow
1928: Sold to White Star Line along with sister-ships
1933: To Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line
1939: Fitted out as Armed Merchant...