GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

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GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby Keelman » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:25 pm

Glynafon .jpg
Completed in 1953 by Lithgows of Port Glasgow for the Glynafon Shipping Co. Ltd. (Idwal Williams & Co. Ltd., Cardiff)
1966 Sold to the Somerset Steam Ship Corp., Monrovia, renamed IONIC STAR
1967 Registered owners became Kainis Cia Maritima SA, Monrovia, renamed KAINIS
1970 Sold to Kurk Cia Naviera SA, Piraeus, renamed KURK B
1975 Sold to Nausika Cia Naviera SA, Piraeus, renamed NAUSIKA
1977 Registered owners became Lita Cia Naviera SA, Piraeus, name unchanged
1979 Demolished at Split by Brodospas
Above details from Miramar

One of my earliest efforts at ship photography dating from 16th April 1961, this would be on Kodachrome film which had a rather slow speed emulsion (25ASA). Kodak eventually replaced this with a faster film (64ASA) which gave much improved results, allowing faster shutter speeds and/or smaller apertures to be used

Apologies if this sounds a bit Double Dutch, or even Welsh! :)
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby Patrick Hill » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:03 pm

For a slide approaching it's 60th birthday it looks very good!
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby Keelman » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:08 pm

Kodak's material has stood the test of time very well Patrick.
Using Photoshop I usually apply a minimal amount tweaking while scanning slides, just to help the end result along
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby creemaster » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:34 pm

Blackadder : Have you ever been to Wales Baldrick?
Baldrick : No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder : Well don't, it's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough sinewy men roam the valleys terrorising people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in Wales Baldrick, you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.

And I was not even a twinkle in my father's eye when this was taken :D
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby northeast » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:43 am

Odd that you should mention that, just entering many Welsh owned schooners into our database, several owners based in Llandisiliogogo cause me a problem!
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby creemaster » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:25 pm

Never mind the finest export Wales has ever produced is set to return
No not Welsh steam coal
Ivor the ENGINE!!!
Ivor, Jones the Steam, Dai Station Master, Mrs Porty, and Idris the Dragon
Yessss!!
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby northeast » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:01 pm

A matter of 'Dai another day' then. :)
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby Keelman » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:29 pm

Should you really have let that leek out? :shock:
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby magoonigal » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:39 pm

Well lets hope they don't have any "Leeks" or the Boiler Inspector will not let them run..... :lol:
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Re: GLYNAFON (IMO5132640)

Postby Hornbeam » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:24 am

Boiler Inspections were always a bit of a nail chewing time for the Ships Engineer, hopefully you had everything covered especially on the older Boilers which were Wrought Iron and held together with Rivets, the only protection against corrosion from leakage in the Condenser (checked by doing a Salinometer Test) being Anodes bolted inside of the Boiler. I would put a bet on that the Auxiliaries on the Glynafon were made by Weirs. Great Pumps as long as the Shuttle Valve behaved itself.
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