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Great photo of a very unique ship.Saw her during her building and before her trials.Interesting ship in the background-looks like one of the ex-Cunard cargo liners built in the 60s.
 

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Now here's a possibility for that mystery ship. Here's a picture of the WAMBIRI of the State Shipping Service (West Australia). Used to trade from Fremantle to North-west Australian ports.
She is the ex-Cunard PARTHIA of 1963.
 

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I think you/ve solved the mystery.I enlarged the photo of CENTAUR and yes,it definitely looked like an ex-Cunarder.Didn/t know one went on the Australian coast.
 

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Yes ,i have forgot this mystery but i think you are right ,the derricks are of
a Cunarders ,the illusion was the buff funnel!!!!
 

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Scanned this from a postcard that was sent from the Centaur in the late 1960's, He was a neighbour of mine who sailed on her as passenger from Fremantle to Singapore, Hope you like, Regards Tony.
 

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flyer682 said:
Now here's a possibility for that mystery ship. Here's a picture of the WAMBIRI of the State Shipping Service (West Australia). Used to trade from Fremantle to North-west Australian ports.
She is the ex-Cunard PARTHIA of 1963.
I joined Parthia as third mate in May 1971 when she was laid up in Falmouth. Took her up to Middlesbrough where she was dry-docked and renamed StaShip I. Then took her out to Hong Kong where she was handed over to her new Australian owners in July 1971. The old man was Eddie Watkins, Mate Phil Owen, 2nd Mate Alex Reid. Paul Hancock 4th Engineer, Alex Straus Electrician. The others are a blank at the mo.
 

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That mystery ship.....The Scotia ex Cunard was sold to Neptune Orient Lines as the "Nepune Amber".......A singapore based company...maybe it was "she" I seem to remember her being handed over in Amsterdam circa 69-70 maybe 71...john g
 

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Thought you might like a look at this? It's an original welcome aboard booklet from the Centaur, it's got eight pages with information about the vessel, with plenty of do's and don'ts. It was lent to me by a neighbour who sailed on her as a passenger in the 1960's, Regards Tony (*))
 

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With reference to the Bank Line Vessel (Bank Boat if you wish) without doubt Fishbank Class of which there were six as we all know. However did you also know that Bank Line have now virtually moved out of the shipping business and have give those last 4 vessels to Swires to manage. Oh Well...............pete
 

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pete said:
With reference to the Bank Line Vessel (Bank Boat if you wish) without doubt Fishbank Class of which there were six as we all know. However did you also know that Bank Line have now virtually moved out of the shipping business and have give those last 4 vessels to Swires to manage. Oh Well...............pete
Sad news. That must be the British MN equivalent of the apes leaving Gib!

John T.
 
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