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Tony Wilding
1st March 2011, 10:01 PM
HI TO ALL what is the chance of starting a forum on Watts`Watts and company, very modern ships way ahead of there time ? unique design and crew comfort, i am desperate to fnd 2 photos of there ships, SS FORT AUGUSTAS AND FORT GASPEREQAU, CAN ANYONE HELP, ? TONY WILDING.:confused:

Doc Vernon
1st March 2011, 11:14 PM
Hi Tony
Those two Ships seem t be very illusive indeed!
However i will keep an eye out and if anything comes up,will certainly let you know!
Hope someone else may have a Pic or two gor you!
Cheers and good luck!

102Fort AugustusMinistry of War Tpt.Cargo Ship7,13413-Jun-42Scrapped 1959

FORT AUGUSTUS
Type:
North Sands
Tonnage:
7,134grt
Dimensions:
438.5 x 57.2
Builders:
North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver
Delivery Date:
June, 1942
Owners;Managers:
U.S.W.S.A.; Watts, Watts & Co., London for M.O.W.T.
Post war History:
1948: U.S.M.C.;
1959: Broken up Beaumont, Texas


FORT GASPEREAU
Type:
North Sands
Tonnage:
7,134grt
Dimensions:
441.5 x 57.2
Builders:
Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver;; Hull: Vancouver DD. Co
Delivery Date:
January, 1943
Owners;Managers:
U.S.W.S.A.; Watts, Watts & Co., London for M.O.W.T.
Post war History:
1947: U.S.M.C.;
1948: Italian owners, renamed ORFEO;
1963: Philippines owners, renamed PRESIDENT QUIRINO;,
1968: renamed ELPIDO QUIRINO
1968: renamed QUIRINO,
1969: Philippines owners, renamed LIBERTY TWO;
1969: Broken up Alicante

This is her as PRESIDENT QUIRINO
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20P/slides/President%20Quirino-01.html

Keith at Tregenna
1st March 2011, 11:49 PM
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Link: Watts, Watts Line

http://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen/index_files/Page5426.htm

http://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen/photos/WATTS004.jpg

k.

DeepSea
8th March 2011, 04:48 PM
South African Maritime Museum has one for sale of the FORT GASPEREAU freighter 7134/1943 in 1946

http://rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmc/jmmcf.html