DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby HSA31 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:38 pm

Built in 1969 by Swan Hunter Ltd. at the former Furness Shipbuilding yard at Haverton Hill for the Bamburgh Shipping Co. Ltd. (W.A.Souter and Co. Ltd. managers), Newcastle. 1981:Sold to Global Shipping Co. Ltd., South Korea and renamed GLOBAL AMBITION. 1982: Renamed GLOBAL HOPE. 19.9.1994: Arrived off Alang to be broken up.
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A view looking aft.
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Leaving the River Tees for trials.
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Re: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Three undated slides taken by Albert Weller. The first shows her while fitting out; the other two outward bound (trial/delivery?) passing North Tees Oil Jetties stern first:
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On 1 March 1970, shortly before completion, our Ship Society had a visit to her. My photos:
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Re: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby teesships » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:39 pm

Two more views taken by the late Jack (Paddy) Rutherford.
As her bow is headed towards Haverton Hill, I presume she was returning from trials, although of that I can't be certain.
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Re: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby teesships » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:50 am

50 YEARS AGO TODAY!
Ship visit to DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE - 1 March 1970. See photos above.

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Re: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby JohnPS » Sun May 24, 2020 11:57 am

My favourite ship! Ex cadet and Deck Officer with WA Souter& Co, this was my fourth ship 1974 , and the first on which (with just 18months in) I was allowed to stand bridge watch alone. Promoted 3rd Mate immediately after this trip, one ore-carrier trip, then back to the "DBC" as she was affectionately known in the company. She had "hopper" upper ballast tanks, which could be either dumped over the side (which upset some ports!) or pumped out via the lower tanks. Automatic" ballast valves from a control panel, with yellow spinners to show correct operation-- all of which automation needed a manual check along the full length tunnel (I used to go down there just for the fun of it!)
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Re: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE

Postby northeast » Sun May 24, 2020 2:28 pm

Welcome to the NEM family, John ... and always good to hear stories that bring the photos and data to life.
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