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Built as most Clan Line ships were,at the Greenock Dockyard in 1962.Sisters were MACGOWAN and MACGILLIVRAY.
Taken from the Erskine Bridge in the mid 70s towards the end of her Clan Line career when she was outbound from Glasgow.
 

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I forgot to say that she became the Greek cargo ANGELIKA R.,loaded of 8650
lentils and chik- peas,sailed from Mersin ,Turkey 02-11-1982,bound to Karachi and Bombay. A fire broke out in her engine-room 60 miles south Cyprus,she was taken in tow and arrived at larnaka roads before being towed to Piraeus on december 6. Badly damaged she was sold for scrap,being broken up at Laurium sept.1983.
 

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Hi Folks,
I was very interested in your enquires re" Clan Line Sreamers". as a kid growing up I went to see many launches from The Greenock Dockyard Company, (KLONDYKE) as it was refered to locally. My father was a ships plater in Klondyke and specialised in boiler stools, engine room skylights,mast tables,masts and outriggers. Most of the newer Clan Line ships had heavy lift derricks as they used to carry steam locomotives from Glasgow to India,the reason for the heavy lift derricks. I watched the launch of the Clans "Mactavish,Maclachlan,Maclean,Shaw ,Sutherland and Sinclair" to name a few. We considered ourselves a Clan Line family,I ended up a manager in the yard prior to coming to Canada.
Neil Mac..
 

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I sailed on the MacGregor twice. The second occassion was the hand over to the Greek Company, some of them sailed with us from Manchester, they marked everything with felt pens in the engine room so they knew what was what, unfortunately by the time we got to Barry all the pen had evaporated off the steam pipes and they hadn't a clue what was what! It was really sad to see her go, I believe it was the final Clan vessel in service when she went. excellent drawing.
 

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Banni said:
I sailed on the MacGregor twice. The second occassion was the hand over to the Greek Company, some of them sailed with us from Manchester, they marked everything with felt pens in the engine room so they knew what was what, unfortunately by the time we got to Barry all the pen had evaporated off the steam pipes and they hadn't a clue what was what! It was really sad to see her go, I believe it was the final Clan vessel in service when she went. excellent drawing.
Would you be the infimous fourth eng i sailed with on Kinpurnie or Balmoral Universal ! Tony Dawson.
 

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Yes the very one, interestingly you posted on my 25th wedding anniversary and I was in Toronto and Sarnia, Ontario. took a couple of pictures of Lake ships (sad man!) which I will post once I get over the jet lag.
 

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Hi guys,
Glad to find a thread on the Macgregor. I joined her as 4th engineer in April 1967 in Hull and she was my home until I left her in July 1968. Did lots of South Africa, Australia and India voyages. Had a really great time onboard, with plenty of fun, laughter and parties. I often think of her, and where all the guys landed up eventually.
Was with Clan line from 1965 (first ship SS Argyllshire) until I paid off in Cape Town in Oct 1969 (Clan Macintosh). Also served on the Robertson,Tantallon Castle,Macdonald,
Forbes, Maciver and SA Oranje.
Cheers,
Neil
 
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