IVERNIA – 1964 – IMO 6405953

At Hull in May 1979 as PHILIPPA for Mediterranean Shipping (MSC)

1964, 5586grt, Caledon, Dundee (540) as IVERNIA for Cunard

1970 transferred to Cunard-Brocklebank as MANIPUR

1971 CONCORDIA MANIPUR

1971 MANIPUR

1977 PHILIPPA

Broken up at Chittagong 12/1985

Photo by Peter Cook

NIEUW AMSTERDAM – 1938 – IMO 5251719

Holland America’s graceful old lady NIEUW AMSTERDAM arriving at Southampton on 26/8/1959, photo by Peter Cook’s father –  The Red Funnel tug/tender CALSHOT (now under restoration) is on her port bow.

Built 1938, 36982 grt, 231.2m. x 26.8m, twin screw turbine steamer, 20.5 knots –  556 1st.class, 455 tourist class and 209 3rd.class passengers –  Built by Rotterdam Dry Dock (200), laid down as PRINSENDAM but launched as NIEUW AMSTERDAM on 10/4/1937. Maiden voyage 10/5/1938.

Served as an Allied troopship 1940-1946 –  Her original black hull was changed to grey in 1957 – Re-boilered as late as 1967, used for cruising only from 1971.

Broken up at Kaohsiung in March 1974 – you can view a photographic record of her final fate here:

http://7seasvessels.com/?p=129119

LOWLANDS BEILUN – 1999 – IMO 9172208

At Dunkerque on 9/10/2005

1999, 85906gt, 170162dwt, Belgian flag

Halla Engineering, Samho (1068)

Photo by Peter Cook

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LAGOS PALM – 1961 – IMO 5202275

Discharging to river craft ‘inside’ (between ship and quay) at Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull in 1980

1961, 6256grt

Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune yard (1980)

1981 LAGOS PALM 1

1981 CITY OF LOBITO

Driven aground by Typhoon ‘Ellen’ at Hong Kong on 9/9/1983

Refloated 24/10/1983 but broken up locally

Photo by Peter Cook

COASTAL CRUSADER – 1945 – IMO 2248679

From the Private collection of Simon Bang – bought image with full copyright.

IDNo: 2248679 – Year: 1945 – Name: COASTAL CRUSADER – Type: Cargo ship (ref) – Flag: USA – Date of completion: 7.45 – GRT: 3805 – DWT: 5032 – Yard No: 340 – Length overall: 103.2 – Ship Design: C1-M-AV1 – LPP: 97.5 – Country of build: USA – Beam: 15.2 – Builder: Leatham D.Smith SB Co – Location of yard: Sturgeon Bay – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1D-11

Subsequent History: [L as WEXFORD] – 47 PVT JOE R.HASTINGS – 55 COASTAL CRUSADER

Disposal Data: BU Tacoma 2.5.77

“Source : Miramar Ship Index, by arrangement”