Thursday, February 18, 2010

GLENFINLAS in London

The British cargo liner GLENFINLAS photographed by Michael Sutcliffe berthed in King George V Dock, London, in September 1969.
GLENFINLAS , the fourth ship with this name in the Glen Line fleet, was built in 1966-67 by John Brown, Clydebank, for the U.K. - Europe - Far East service. In 1972 she was transferred to the Blue Funnel Line, another Holt company, and renamed PHEMIUS. Six years later, in 1978 she was transferred once again, to China Navigation Co., and renamed KWEICHOW. In 1983 she was sold to Saudi interests and renamed SAUDI KAUTHER, but in 1984 she was broken up.
GLENFINLAS was a fine example of the final generation of break bulk fast cargo liners introduced in the late sixties on the eve of containerisation. In fact they were too late to last, and most of them were sold after only a few years on their intended routes...
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