Photo shows BHP charter vessel IRON PARKGATE entering Newcastle Harbour, NSW, Australia for the first time on 2nd October 1973. Loaded with 54,287 tonnes of Mt Newman ironstone. The largest ship to enter Newcastle Harbour at the time. Launched 1966 yard No. 520 as NAESS PARKGATE by Furness Shipbuild
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