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  1. HMAS Whyalla

    The corvette Whyalla was the first ship built at the BHP Shipyards in Whyalla, South Australia and is now the centre piece of their maritime museum. More information can be found here: http://www.hnsa.org/ships/whyalla.htm
  2. Yarra River (1970)

    Bulk carrier YARRA RIVER nearing completion at BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Yard no. 45 built for the Australian National Line (ANL). Launched 10 January 1970 by Mrs D. Bell. The last of four sisters built for Australian ore/coal trades. The others were...
  3. Musgrave Range (1964)

    Bulk carrier MUSGRAVE RANGE (yard #38) on slipway. Launched 9 June 1964 by Dr. Ruth Birrell, completed 6 Nov 1964. Built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Australian National Line (ANL) to serve Australian ore and coal trades of the day. The first of two...
  4. Mobil Australis

    Mobil Australis leaving the Whyalla shipyard on 9 Feb 1972 after completion. Yard no.52 built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Mobil Oil Australia Limited. Designed to carry refined petroleum products. Launched 7 Oct 1971. 27069 DWT.
  5. Darling River (1966)

    Builders photo of Australian National Line bulk carrier Darling River on sea trials. Date: 10 May 1966. Built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 14 Dec 1965 and at that time the largest Australian-built vessel and the first of four sister ships built by...
  6. Clutha Capricorn (1972)

    The largest ship ever built in Australia, ore carrier Clutha Capricorn being fitted out at BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 12 May 1972. Photo taken on 28 August 1972. 48947 GT, 85129 DWT, L 255.4 B 32.4 . Steam turbine, single screw. Photo kindly...
  7. Clutha Capricorn on slipway

    The largest ship ever built in Australia, bulk/ore carrier CLUTHA CAPRICORN under construction in 1972 for Clutha Development Corporation at BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 12 May 1972. 48947 GT, 85129 DWT, L 255.4 B 32.4 . Steam turbine, single screw.
  8. Clutha Capricorn bow

    The largest ship ever built in Australia, bulk ore carrier CLUTHA CAPRICORN under construction at BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. She was the largest size that could be built by the yard. Vessel 53. Photo date: 24 Feb 1972. Bow 3 and Bow 4 erected 19 Feb 1972...
  9. CLUTHA OCEANIC (1969)

    On trials bulk/ore carrier CLUTHA OCEANIC built by B.H.P. Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia for Hastings Shipping Company Pty Ltd. Launched 17 June 1969 by Mrs J. McEwen. In 1983 renamed CURTIS OCEANIC. Along with ORE REGENT and CLUTHA CAPRICORN this ship was used to...
  10. Iron Duke (1974)

    IRON DUKE at Whyalla Wharf, 1974 (flying the BHP house flag). Yard No.56 launched 31 July 1974 by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineerings Works, Whyalla, South Australia for BHP. Christened by Mrs J. McNeil, wife of BHP Managing Director. Was sister to Iron Monarch (Yard No. 55) and together they...
  11. Iron Monarch (1973)

    Builders photo of IRON MONARCH undergoing sea trials between 4th and 5th September 1973. Yard no.55 launched 19 Feb 1973 by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Christened by Mrs. W. McPherson, wife of BHP director. This was the first of two roll on-roll off steel...
  12. Iron Hunter (1968)

    Builders photo of BHP bulk carrier IRON HUNTER shown on trials. Second of a series of four BHP-designed bulkers for Australian ore and coal trade. The others were Darling River (1966), Bogong (1967) and Yarra River (1970). Iron Hunter was the last steamship built for BHP, launched July 1968 at...
  13. Amanda Miller (1971)

    Motor Tanker AMANDA MILLER shown on sea trials. Yard no. 51 built for R. W. Miller and Co. Pty. Ltd. by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, Australia. Built to a I.H.I. Japan design. Keel laid 15 Jan 1970. In Jan 1970 fire destroyed partially completed hull. Launched 25 Feb 1971...
  14. Ocean Digger (1967)

    First generation semi-submersible oil rig. The 9100-ton OCEAN DIGGER built for Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co. (ODECO) Australia Ltd by BHP Shipbuilding & Engineering Works, Whyalla, Australia. Completed 16 September 1967. 300 ft. wide, 365 ft. long and 204 ft. high. He could operate in...
  15. Whyalla 150 ton Crane

    Here's one for Clive. From the 1940s, the fitting out crane at Whyalla, Australia. 100% Aussie. I hope you can read it. By 2004 it was up for sale. (The hook was sandblasted and preserved, and the crane scrapped???). There's still one of these hammerhead cranes left in Garden Island Dockyard in...
  16. Whyalla, 1948

    BHP was asked by the Australian Government to consider creating a ship building facility at Whyalla. Work was started immediately on two slips to handle up to 15000 ton vessels and within a year, two more smaller slips were built. The first ship was the HMAS Whyalla, a Bathurst Class minesweeper...
  17. whyalla

    Sent to me from aus
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