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    other ships that did not work with an all white livery - mermoz ship (1).jpgmermoz ship (2).JPGworld renaissance (1).jpgworld renaissance (2).jpgwere the mermoz and world renaissannce

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    she did look good in the all white as safmarines sa vaal sa vaal.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Ist all white vessel i saw was the name of windward isles i saw her in oz i think but it may have been elswhere as 65 years ago .....i recall thinking she was one smart looker cappy R683532
    just noted the SS windward isles......was a banana boat often seen in the preston or local area ......just shows how a memory can be hard to recall i guess i saw her in the west indies possibly curacao cappy R683532

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    just noted the SS windward isles......was a banana boat often seen in the preston or local area ......just shows how a memory can be hard to recall i guess i saw her in the west indies possibly curacao cappy R683532

    Almost there cappy,must have been the MV WINDWARD ISLANDS

    IDNo: 5391959 Year: 1953
    Name: WINDWARD ISLANDS Keel:
    Type: Cargo ship (ref) Launch Date: 12.2.53
    Flag: SWE --Owners
    A/B Oceankompaniet-reg'd Gothenburg
    Date of completion: 4.53

    Tons: 2510 Link: 2674
    DWT: 2700 Yard No: 434
    Length overall: 104.2 Ship Design: COMPLETED 4/1953
    LPP: 96.3 Country of build: SWE
    Beam: 14.3 Builder: Eriksbergs MV
    Material of build: Location of yard: Gothenburg
    Number of
    screws/Mchy/
    Speed(kn):
    1D-16


    Naval or paramilitary marking :
    A: *
    End: 1978


    Subsequent History:

    64 BANADEROS - 68 BAMBI - 71 MARDINA REEFER - 72 BAMBI - 74 NATALIE D. - 74 HAMDAN - 76 NATHALIE D.

    Fate;- as Nathalie D ) (Panama flag)-foundered due to water infiltration in 37.32N/5.41E,(41 nm off C.Bougaroni,Algeria) on 12.3.78 [ from Castellon-Skikda, with cargo of 2,500 tonnes bagged cement. All 18 crew rescued]



    Sorry no photo yet.
    Graham


    Oh wait !-here she is as the MARDINA REEFER ,when 17 years old and briefly under the Norwegian flag.
    Photo courtesy of ShipSpotting.com



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    well graham thanks for the photo .....she did look better than that in 57 ...guess it must have been in the west indies ....thanks that is much appreciated R683532

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    Yes white is for virgins only I think.
    Though at one stage being UCL I am sure she was virginal for some.

    White, bit like all brides, have to match the kitchen and laundry equipment
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    well graham thanks for the photo .....she did look better than that in 57 ...guess it must have been in the west indies ....thanks that is much appreciated R683532
    Right cappy-I suppose it's the same problem with white paint-whether it's a marine hull paint or for your living room!

    Incidentally Windward Islands had an identical sister called,predictably,LEEWARD ISLANDS!
    She had a long life,not being scrapped until 2005,at 52 years old,probably helped by the fact that she became a Replenishment Vessel in the Spanish Navy for her last years,named as CONTRAMAESTRE CASADO -[in honor of the Contramaestre D. José Casado Ferreiro, hero of the Cuban War, who had his moment of glory on 3 July 1898, in the hours that followed the naval combat of Santiago de Cuba, after its shipwreck on the cruiser "Infanta María Teresa".]

    Here's her 'converted' picture in a more sensible battleship grey!




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    cheers graham top info ...thanks R683532

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    I had forgotten just how white they were, SS Rio Cobre & SS Roatan, Fyffes in United Fruit (Brands) colours.
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