Further to IanB's excellent shot of Port Launceston arriving at her name port on her maiden voyage, here she is awaiting a berth at Auckland in the 1960's. Check out the gull flying over the funnel--I thought it was some bloke in old-fashioned bathing costume about to dive off!
Port Launceston 10468 tons gross, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast 1957 for Port Line Ltd London.
At Avonmouth 1 February 1964.
Whilst sailing on 3 February with the tug Kingsgarth on her Bow the Port Launceston "ran over" the Kingsgarth causing her to sink with the loss of three liv
Port Launceston arriving Port Adelaide 1962
Built Harland & Wolff Belfast in 1955
Returned to Builders Yard in 1966 to have MacGregor Hatches fitted to upper and tween decks
plus topping lift winches
Own 35mm slide
Built in 1957 by Harland & Wolff at Belfast with a tonnage of 10468grt, a length of 490ft 6in, a beam of 65ft 10in and a service speed of 15 knots.
Shortly after delivery winch operators cabs were fitted abreast of each mast, an installation which became standard throughout the fleet.