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kenn1575
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fate of ss pacific fortune

Post by kenn1575 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:55 pm

i sailed on pacific fortune as 2ne lecky in 1962 when we got buzzed by a yankee liberator bomber i was working on the winches we passed a few ships going the other way carrying rocket we were sailing into the cuba crisis can anyone tell me what or when @where was see scrapped i last saw her in drydock in north shields she had been bought by the cheinse

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Angus Mac Kinnon
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Re: fate of ss pacific fortune

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:44 am

S.S. PACIFIC FORTUNE

GRT 9,400 tons
DWT 11,390 tons

Launched : 04-09-1947 [At 15:50 hours, from Yard Berth No. 4, taking 40 seconds to launch]
Completed : February 1948
Sea Trials : 27-02-1948


Official Numbers : 181815 (1948 - 1965) / 2243 (1965 - 1974)

Cargo/Reefer - 15.5 knots

Propulsion : Geared Steam Turbines - manufactured by John Brown, Engineers, Clydebank, Glasgow

Builder : The Blythswood Shipbuilding Company of Scotstoun, Glasgow

Yard Number : 86

1948 : Norfolk & North America S.S. Company Limited : London, U.K.
1951 : Furness Withy & Company Limited : London, U.K.
1965 : Malaysia Marine Corporation : Monrovia, Liberia

15-05-1974 : Vessel arrived at shipbreakers Yi Ho Steel Enterprises Corporation of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for demolition.

During the time you served on her (Cuban Crisis) she was engaged in transporting whisky, motor cars, lumber, jam (!) and other commodities - is that right ?
Angus Mac Kinnon

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