Pacific Princess - 1965

Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby Whickham » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:02 pm

PACIFIC PRINCESS ready for launch at Blyth. She was launched on 11/06/1964

Photographer unknown

Pacific.jpg
Dave
Whickham
 
Posts: 8115
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Location: Whickham, Gateshead

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby Whickham » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:00 pm

I think this is the tug BAMBURGH at the launch of the PACIFIC PRINCESS

Photo copyright Heather Malcolm

Bamburgh.jpg
Dave
Whickham
 
Posts: 8115
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Location: Whickham, Gateshead

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby Poyntonian » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:58 pm

PACIFIC PRINCESS four days after her launch on 15/6/1964.
Pacific Princess.JPG

Yard no. 383 for Pacific Trading Co, Bermuda. 14493 grt.

1970: CANOPUS - 1973: STAR CANOPUS - 1975: ARTADI - 1982: SAINT NEKTARIOS
Broken up Shanghai, arrived 28/12/1985
Mike R
Poyntonian
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 4:47 pm
Location: East Cheshire

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby northeast » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:55 pm

From the City of Vancouver archives, photo by Walter Frost in 1967
PACIFICPRINCESS1965BlythVancFrost.jpg
Walter Frost photo
Cheers, George
northeast
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4964
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby magoonigal » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:01 pm

That's a splendid picture of her George!
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
magoonigal
 
Posts: 4668
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Location: Blyth.

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby northeast » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:35 am

She seemed to have a lot of fore-aft sheer in her hull, it almost matched the curve of the road bridge!
Cheers, George
northeast
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4964
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby creemaster » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:46 am

Looking at her loaded her hull is an elongated version of the Blyth built colliers CORCHESTER, ROGATE and PULBOURGH
Regards
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1102
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby magoonigal » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:43 am

True, Northern Economy..........use the same plans and add a bit!

To her credit she lasted 21 years in a hard trade.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
magoonigal
 
Posts: 4668
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Location: Blyth.

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby Duncan P » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:46 am

G'day, I notice the remarks about the sheer on the Pacific Princess.
I stood by her as 2nd Mate in Blythe from November 64 when she was still fitting out. We sailed from Blythe early January 65 for trials and then drydock at Wallsend slipway . Finally commenced the maiden voyage on the 7th January 65. I stayed on as 2/O until paying off in Cardiff on the 20th Septenber 66 when I had time in for master's ticket. I was s 2nd mate on her when the photo under the Vancouver bridge was taken, it was my last trip in her.
We had loaded at prince Rupert, Cowichan bay Vancouver, New Westminster and topped off again at Cowichen Bay. Including cutting the wharf almost in half while berthing about 5 am .
Regarding he sheer, yes it was somewhat more than average, and was a problem opening and closing No 1 hatch.
She had 6 x 10T cranes , which was quite innovative at that time. Unfortunately if she was trimmed a bit too much by the stern, plus the sheer, the weight of the single pull macgregor hatch covers were too much for the crane to pull shut. This meant doubling up the power by using a snatch block attached to the leading hatch cover, and securing the fixed end of the pulley sysetm to the foc'sle bulkhead, thus doubling the pulling power..
She was a very good sea ship when loaded but a bit light when in ballast, it was before a hold could be ballasted.
Overall good memories of her and the crew.

Cheers and stay dry
Duncan P
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:18 am

Re: Pacific Princess - 1965

Postby northeast » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:23 am

Good to hear from you Duncan. an interesting account of the workings of the PP.
Cheers, George
northeast
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4964
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Next

Return to Shipbuilding at Blyth

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests