British m/s WAIPAWA, imo 5314762/ 163,5m/ 12.347gt/ twin screw/ 17kn/ pax 12; 19/10(1934 completed by Harland & Wolf Ltd, Belfast, for Shaw Savill & Albion Co., Ltd., Southampton, for its Australasian cargo service; 1939/45 WAIPAWA, she was the only of five sister ships to survive the war and took p
Taken by W.Hubbard, a school friend, c.1962. Unfortunately cropped--he had a similar camera to mine!
Built: 1934 Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Owners: Shaw Savill
1968: Sold to Astro Protector Cia.Nav.S.A. Greece, r/n Aramis for the one journey.
Broken up at Kaohsiung.
I took this circa 1960-61.
In the dry dock by the Royal Albert Dock
London.At least I think so?
Thanks to David I can correct the location;
"... the R H Green and Silley Weir dry dock was at Blackwall "
Update; It was the Royal Albert Dry Dock as I thought as I have just seen
We used Waipawa's motor lifeboat for some R&R but the mate forgot to allow for the tide going out. Hence the dry postion of lifeboat in foreground.
We built a bivy out of the sails and lite a fire but alas we had drunk all the beer earlier on. Had to wait for the tide to return and float the lifebo