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JackM

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Re: H&W ships
« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2019, 01:30:07 PM »


Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)
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Billy Fish

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Re: H&W ships
« Reply #136 on: March 09, 2019, 09:59:50 PM »


A beautiful photo of the splendid TES `Canberra` getting ready to sail from her builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast, with the best wishes from the citizens of Northern Ireland.   :)

A beautiful photo indeed of a beautiful ship.
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Re: H&W ships
« Reply #137 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:50 PM »


The mighty S.S. `Iberia` built for P&O Lines by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1954.   :)

A beautiful ship which like so many more was caught up in the 1973 oil price hike and like so many more had a very short service before going to the scrap yard.
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« Reply #138 on: March 16, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »


TES `Canberra` fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)

Great photo. P & O had originally contracted to have 1,000 tons of cargo carried forward but changed their minds after the ship had been launched. This left Harland & Wolff with a problem in so far as the engines were placed aft, the ship would not be trim in the water. This problem was cured by the placement of additional fuel tanks forward to give the ship trim. Apparently, concrete was also placed forward to assist this. This historic photo tends to demonstrate the problem.
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Re: H&W ships
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2019, 09:36:10 PM »


Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)

Yes, Harland & Wolff, held many records and were pioneers in shipbuilding.
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