This photograph was taken circa 1950.
My Grandfather served on this vessel from 24 June 1952 to 26 July 1952.
Boarding her as an Able Bodied Seaman in Manchester he left her at somewhere known as Dock Lane (which could be just about anywhere!), before signing on the SS Orcades at Tilbury and heading off to Australia on 5 August 1952.
She was built as Yard Number 744 by Fairfield Govan and was launched in February 1949 before entering service in June 1949.
At 5684 tons and 138m long she was one of the larger vessels my Grandad served on.
Powered by 2 steam turbines she could make 11.5 knots.
She was scrapped in Davica, Turkey on 1 November 1971.
Credit for this photograph goes to Norman J. Page who is on the boat in the foreground on top of the wheelhouse facing the camera with his arms on his knees.
My special thanks go to Will Page who found my website through a random internet search and got in touch.