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    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.

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    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%20...uirino-01.html

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    Link: Watts, Watts Line

    http://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen/inde...s/Page5426.htm

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

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    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
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