Quaysides

Michael Drewery collection


Oldies

A selection of general cargo vessels.


 

atreus.jpg (498556 bytes)

The 1951 built "Atreus" of Blue Funnel Line berthed in Queen Elizabeth dock Hull on 19/02/1976.
Sold & renamed "United Valiant" in 1977 & sold thus to Taiwan 'breakers Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. & arrived Kaohsiung 23/2/79.

bencruachan.jpg (396989 bytes)

Ben Line's "Bencruachan" seen arriving at King George dock, Hull on 24/05/1969.
Built in 1968, after quite a short life of just 12 years (possibly because of her steam machinery), she was sold
for scrap to Taiwan shipbreakers, departing Okinawa 29/4/80 and arrived at Kaohsiung prior to 3/5/80.

benstac.jpg (343963 bytes)

Another Ben boat, the "Benstac" also seen arriving at King George dock, Hull on 28/06/1969.
Sold and renamed "John P" in 1982. Later lost thus, 17/4/85 when she sank after an explosion after water
entered her engine room on passage Buenos Aires/Lobito.

botafogo.jpg (329815 bytes)

The Alianca owned "Botafogo" arriving at King George dock, Hull on 17/04/1982.
Sold and renamed "Forum Hope"in 1983. Finally sold for scrap thus to Chinese shipbreakers during 2/1986.

clanalpine.jpg (368755 bytes)

Clan Line's "Clan Alpine" seen departing King George dock, Hull on 10/07/1979.
Finally sold for scrap as "Pacific Amber" to Taiwan 'breakers, arrived Kaohsiung 2/5/84 from Singapore Roads where she'd been laid up since 11/12/82.

comorin.jpg (491052 bytes)

Seen arriving at King George dock, Hull on 24/07/1968, P&O's 1951 built "Comorin" was renamed
"Pando Cove" in 1968 and eventually sold for scrap thus 22/3/72 to Spanish shipbreakers, Ferrobuques for demolition at Bilbao.

ekadayasamudera.jpg (437382 bytes)

Two views of the 1966 built "Eka Daya Samudera", above arriving at King George dock, Hull on 15/05/1980
and below .sailing from King George dock, Hull on 28/08/1981.
She was sold for scrap to Taiwan shipbreakers, Tai Yuan Steel & Iron Co., arriving at Kaohsiung, 31/3/1984.

ekadayasamudera(s).jpg (436026 bytes)

 

elmansoura.jpg (371400 bytes)

The Egyptian Navigation Company's "El Mansoura" arriving at King George dock, Hull on 30/05/1982.
Sold for scrap to Egyptian shipbreakers at Alexandria and delivered previous to 31/1/99. She was laid up with surveys overdue 10/1997.

heliopolissky.jpg (451470 bytes)

Seen deaprting Immingham dock on 13/05/1988, the "Heliopolis Sky" was sold for scrap thus to Indian shipbreakers and arrived at Mumbai (Bombay), 29/3/02.

holsatia.jpg (470830 bytes)

Hapag Lloyd had a regular service from Hull to the Far East - here "Holsatia" is seen departing Hull on 14/04/1980. She was
reflagged to Singapore and finally sold for scrap to Taiwan shipbreakers, Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd.
and arrived at Kaohsiung, 22/5/87. Work began there 5/6/87.

iason.jpg (399911 bytes)

The Greek flagged "Iason" arriving at King George dock, Hull on 04/04/1980.
1 of 8 sisters (believe the 3rd to complete after "Iktinos" & "Finix"). Sold & renamed "Xingji" (or "Xin Ji") in 1985.
Reported as being sold for scrap thus in 1998.

montealto.jpg (386234 bytes)

Alianca's SD14 "Monte Alto" departs King George dock, Hull on 04/08/1982.