RODSLEY (1939)

RODSLEY (1939)

Postby northeast » Wed Jan 24, 2024 3:40 pm

A Malcolm Cranfield photo of the Doxford vessel in later life as PHILIPPINE SAMPAGUITA, her last name, 1966-1971.

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RODSLEY_PHILSANPAGUITA_Cranfield.jpg
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Re: RODSLEY (1939)

Postby Hornbeam » Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:17 am

Call me old fashioned if you wish but that’s a nice looking ship, a subtle rake on her rigging all she needed was bigger hatches to load containers side by side with Decks wide enough for more containers both sides of the hatches and Bobs your Uncle. Fortunately managed to stay clear of the U Boats.
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Re: RODSLEY (1939)

Postby northeast » Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:17 am

The Doxford Economy Tramp is always easily distinguished by this very 'clean' profile, popular with several NE shipowners.
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Re: RODSLEY (1939)

Postby Hornbeam » Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:08 pm

Despite all the incentives offered by Doxfords to change to Diesel power outside of the North East Region a fair number of Shipowners many who were Scottish took a lot of convincing to make the change to Diesel, they were quite happy with a T.E.+ LP Turbine along with Weirs Auxiliaries a tried and tested set up for many years also bearing in mind a Diesel Engineroom at one time cost around 50% more than a Steam job. Making allowance for some of the Steam TCC Scottish built vessels my last Deep Steam job ( barring for straight Turbine Power) a TE+ LP Turbine was built in the NE in the 1950’s admittedly for a Scottish Owner and affectionately known as the “Thistlebond Queen”
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