A memory of these gas turbine powered container ships from April 1973 as she manoeuvres stern first to the then Greenock Container Terminal.
There were 4, EURO and ASIALINER, EURO and ASIAFREIGHTER all built in Germany by Rheinstahl Nordseewerk at Emden with Pratt & Whitney gas turbines which gave a rather fast turn of speed! They were all managed by Denholm/s and I/m sure had a large Scottish crew contingent!
In later years after being sold on they became diesel powered.
ASIAFREIGHTER herself was completed in 1972 and had many names after being sold in 1981. She was scrapped as MED NAPLES at Alang in 1999.
Picture added on 23 December 2009 at 10:55