July 18

MV Westmorland


Just a coast run on this new vessel, London to Glasgow then caught the overnight train back to London and probably ‘working by’ on the mv Hertford.


On pay off day (17-04-67) in Glasgow the Number One record in the UK charts was: Something’ Stupid by Nancy and Frank Sinatra.

built by Lithgows Port Glasgow,
Launched: Thursday, 09/09/1965
Completed: 1966
Ship Type: Refrigerated Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 8230 grt | 4468net | 11858 dwt
Length: 527 feet 7
Breadth: 71 feet 2
Draught: 30 feet 4
Owner History:
1966-73 Federal Steam Navigation Company Ltd, London
1973-78 P&O St Nav Co Ltd, London
1978-80 Strick Line Ltd, London
1980-81 Oceanic Spg S.A.R.L, Lebanon
1981-85 Dunston Spg Co Ltd, Hong Kong
Status: Arrived for Scrapping – 06/03/1985



mv westmorland, nzsc

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  1. I sailed on this lovely ship 1973/75. First joined at Avonmouth then sailed for NZ via London royal Albert dock and Hamburg docking first at Auckland. Returned to UK via Capetown paying off in Liverpool. Re joined in Newport for return to Kiwi coast via Hobart. Returned to UK and left ship at Sharpness.

    1. Thanks for leaving your comments. Unusual returning to UK via Capetown, usually the other way round. Hope you enjoyed it!

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