Because of the lifeboat being in the welldeck forward its either Strathaird or Strathnaver.
Noting the open sea I wonder if it could probably in either Melbourne or Adelaide? The wharfie with the 'Bushman's' hat lends itself to Australia.
It has now been positively identified as Strathaird by a pe
Strathaird leaving Melbourne Sept. 1959 She was starting to feel her age at this point for there were four transmission failures before she reached Southampton. One between Sydney and Melbourne, one an hour after this photo was taken, spending the night in Port Phillip Bay, one in Bombay and another