Clan Sutherland (2)

Tony White

Just found the February 1961 Review where the account of the alteration to install the 165T derrick was done in Dec. 1960 at Greenock ---- Test load shown in the this picture is 181.5 Tons. I was present for a static clock test, where I think they wanted 185 showing on the clock.

Bruce Richmond

1 day to rig the big Derrick, 1 day to unrig. Maybe all for one lift.

Rigging nuts outboard at the aft end of the forecastle. Two men to carry the spanner, then one flat heave, change to the other side of the forecastle, one flat heave there then back again. Had to use the windlass for heaving. If the port and starboard forestays were not exactly evenly tensioned then one bent mast. Ship would heel about 25 degree's with a very heavy lift.

All cargo stopped at hatches one and two for the full duration of the exercise, usually 3-4 days. Other work stopped during actual lifts due to list.

Fun for Chippy, Crew, Cadets and Chief Officers, also 2&3 Mates constantly checking the stability calculations on the Rallston and by hand.

Captains usually managed to be ashore.

Photograph courtesy of John Phelps

Review - December 1964

Taken from a Clan Line Calendar

Painting by Arthur J Burgess

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3 Pictures of Clan Sutherland leaving Durban on her final voyage

Paying-Off Pennant flying from the mainmast head

Article published in B&C Review - April 1965

Clansman - June 1970

The photo was taken on a quiet Sunday in King George Dock London in May 1969.

Present from right to left are

Cadets Pat Acton, Chris Tyack, Ian Brimelow, Jerry Holgate, Jim Forbes-Simpson, Andy Wright, Richard Jackman and Richard Speight.

New 165 ton Heavy Lift Derrick fitted - 1960

Clan Sutherland Cadets - 1964

Clan Sutherland Cadets - 1969

Clan Sutherland Football Team - 1970

Cadet Intakes

The Final Voyage - 1971

Clan Sutherland - Art Gallery

Life after Clan Line

Although sold as going for scrap she was stripped of all her heavy lift gear and the king posts in front of the bridge and reappeared as Zhe Hai 3

Photo from Ship Spotting

Clan Sutherland Cadets - 1967

Review - June 1967

Clan Sutherland Cadets - 1971

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