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Not so much a ship but a place under demolition;Southampton/s Ocean Terminal in 1983 after a pitifully short life of 33 years.
Laid up is Blue Funnel VLCC TANTALUS which has been broken up too.
 

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I lived in a place called Netley right on Soton water in the late 70s 80s and early 90s I have fond memories of all the ships coming and going, I particually remember two tankers? that were laid up, Pacifico and Atlantico I wonder what happened to them?
 

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I remember two sisters PACIFICO and ATLANTICO but they were B/C ,24300 tons British built in 1965/66 as COSTWOLD and BUCCLEUCH. I think they were scrapped middle 80s as KALAVRIA and VERA. is the exact answer for you?
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Steve - Did my R/O training at Hamble in 1952/53 then sailed out of Southampton for some time. Remember Netley well - one cinema but several really lovely lasses! Doug H
 

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Steve said:
I lived in a place called Netley right on Soton water in the late 70s 80s and early 90s I have fond memories of all the ships coming and going, I particually remember two tankers? that were laid up, Pacifico and Atlantico I wonder what happened to them?
You must have been near the section, with tower, that is left of what was a hospital in WWI.
It had its own pier where the hospital ships berthed direct.
 

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Yes that was the Royal victoria park The bit left standing was the chapel, It was a military hospital where shell shocked and other traumatised personel were treated.
 

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Some more shots of the demolition and also all that remains,the main entrance to the old covered walkway and lastly a shot,not of a QUEEN but CANBERRA in 1975.
 

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Someone once told me there was a 'Nut' House at Netley where they put all retired staff captains off the POmmie ice cream ships !!!

Yes there was. When I was in the Kate we had a guy from 'dahn saff' who we called 'Netley Ned' for reasons I won't discuss LOL - let's just say we gave him a wide berth when he was drinking (*))
 

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ocean terminal - southampton ocean terminal

are the ocean terminal and the southampton terminal - one and the same place ? compare the old and the new - enough said !
 

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