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Very good Fairfield.
I supervised this vessel in drydock in Devonport (Auckland) several times and she has been stationed in Auckland for yeares.
Hereby some photos which I took in 2003 at her regular berth.
Next time I will post some photos of the vessel in drydock.
Jan
 

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The colours today are actually quite attractive for this sort of ship as you may notice.
The red colour as in your first picture whilst under construction is a shop primer (a newbuilding primer) which is a very thin coat of holding paint (15 microns two pack epoxy).
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Hereby some photos of this vessel during her drydocking in May 2004.
The dockyard is Devonport, Auckland NZ and all photos are copyright by jdej.
These 3 photos you 'll see the vessel just arrived in the drydock and high pressure waterwashing started.

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Great series of pictures Jan. Have had the luck to board her a couple of times in Sydney in my OTC days, nice vessel but then most of the C&W ships were pretty good to say the least.
 

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C & WI

I sailed on the CS Mercury,Maiden voyage 1962,Its only redeeming
feature was the ''tucker''
 

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wakaman said:
I sailed on the CS Mercury,Maiden voyage 1962,Its only redeeming
feature was the ''tucker''
I also sailed on the Mercury when she was first commissioned - joined her in the dockyard at Birkenhead, and sailed on her for the next two years as 3rd. engr.and had some great times aboard her!
Kevin Routledge.
 
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