Good picture, they were big ships for their time but now dwarfed by the behemoths around. Used to be a regular caller in the Antipodes for a long time, dont know what happened to her but I am sure someone will.
No you may be right, thats logical but she didnt seem to be around the latter years, jt havent seen or noticed her around the Sydney area for a long long time...probably last 4-5 years...but she may have omitted Sydney and done the biz in Melbourne..that was happening a bit as well!!
From what friend in P&ONL told me I think she may have been on the South African run, as I recall he was on her in drydock in Capetown 3 years ago.
She was certainly still about late 2003, as I recall reading one of her Met Reports and wildlife sightings in the Marine Observer (essential reading on those long evening watches). She sent her last report (which was published) whilst at anchor in the river, waiting to go up to the breakers yard.
Incidentally, this interesting publication (published quarterly by the Met Office and sent to all Met reporting ships) is to be axed, as part of funding cutbacks.
And they call it progress.
Thanks for that info Jim..seems to fit in very well with Tankers contribution earlier in the thread!!. Probably shaving with her now or else she is girders on some construction site. Am aware of the publication you mention although havent seen one for a fair while now....progress is a wonderful thing, but it always seems to bring cutbacks of one sort or another!!.
I did a couple of trips on the Resolution Bay, albeit well over 10 years ago. Back then she was on Tilbury - (Cape Town, sometimes) - Freemantle - Port Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney - Aukland - Wellington - Lyttleton - Port Chalmers, round Cape Horn and back up to Europe, 29 days at sea. Some of my happiest memories are from the times I spent on her.
"Resolution Bay" Reports from World Ship Society have her as Broken-Up Sept-02
along with her sisters all going too Chinese Breakers,They were all still on the New Zealand coast till the end,phased out while the New Albatross Class
(PONL REMUERA ect) came on stream. I have a photo of her leaving Lyttelton