BOSWELL Yard No 1389

Re: BOSWELL Yard No 1389

Postby magoonigal » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:47 pm

PS BRONTE, BROWNING, BOSWELL and BELLOC were "Built as a stop-gap measure to bridge between the ageing general cargo ships then owned by the company and full containership operations."
Quote by Captain Bill Houghton Boreham.
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Re: BOSWELL Yard No 1389

Postby Hornbeam » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:59 pm

magoonigal wrote:PS BRONTE, BROWNING, BOSWELL and BELLOC were "Built as a stop-gap measure to bridge between the ageing general cargo ships then owned by the company and full containership operations."
Quote by Captain Bill Houghton Boreham.


The interim bridging measures I suppose meant smaller Hatches giving plenty of Side Deck space to ship Containers giving the vessels a dual purpose role. Ron@?
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Re: BOSWELL Yard No 1389

Postby northeast » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:21 am

These sisters were built on the SD14/15 design dating from mid-1960's when this hatch size would be normal .... but if you look at other late 70's general cargo ships without that heritage then you would often find twin-hatches giving good access to the holds but also strengthened for containers, e.g. Bank Line of the period. Presumably Lamport & Holt were content with this, given the later and more limited development of containerisation in their South American trading area.
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