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Posting this on the very faint chance that somebody may know the history of this ship. She was owned by African Coasters of Durban in the early '60s. I only did one trip on her (relieving). She was a typical 1930s North East collier. About 1500 tons. Midships bridge, engines aft. 2 hatches. Coal burner, forced draught.The unusual characteristic was that the engines, built by North Eastern Marine,were "left handed". That is, they were the same as if they were the starboard set of a twin screw ship - controls port side, condenser to starboard. Unfortunately I can't remember at which yard or when she was built. My own thinking is that they were from a contract that went bust. If any Geordies out there have any info I would be most interested. Thanks, Jock.
 
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