RIPON ,built 1956 by Lithgows Ltd 10731 g.t. sister of REDCAR all two O/carriers for the North Yorkshire Shipping Co Ltd machinery Rowan /doxford type Diesel engine 4500 H.p. If ifind i put a shot of her!!!!
Served on RIPON as my last voyage as Apprentice. N Yorkshire had 4 ore carriers, RIBBLEHEAD, RIEVAULX and REDCAR, although similar each had an identifiable difference. My first ship the RIBBLEHEAD twice on the RIEVAULX but avoided the REDCAR
Hi Baltic Wal. You were right to avoid the Redcar. Around 1960 or thereabouts, the engineers persuaded the Chief Mate that the apprentices should operate the ballast system in port - much more complicated than on the other three ore carriers. Oil and water don't mix and we hadn't got a clue. We only did it once - it was a disaster. Incidentally, Sir Frederic Bolton died a couple of months ago. I have posted a pic of Ripon in her eventual role as a big barge in Santurce. Also a small sketch by Philip Mawson -a third mate around 1957.