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No: 14143   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1974   Manufacturer: Lithgows, Port of Glasgow, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

Denholm managed VLCC at the Scott Lithgow Repair Quay in January 1974. She had been launched in two sections and these were now to be joined afloat as opposed to a drydock.
Completed in April the same year she had been renamed NORDIC CLANSMAN and lasted with Denholm until 1982 being sold and renamed AL JAZIRAH. She went to Kaohsiung breakers in 1983, a short life overall.
Picture added on 23 April 2010 at 10:24
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Her short life was due to being a pig of a ship. When I sailed on her in 1977-78 for 5 months that included a boiler explosion) she carried several extra engineers to help deal with the many problems.

Added by Kenneth Macinnes on 26 July 2013.
Did you sail with John Cassels by any chance. He had similar stories.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 29 July 2013.
No, but I recall the name. I think John was Mate on the gas turbine container ships when I joined Denholms as a cadet in 1975.

Added by Kenneth Macinnes on 29 July 2013.
Yes, Asialiner and friends- Scottish colonies I believe!

Added by Paul Strathdee on 31 July 2013.
I sailed on the Nordic Clansman 3 times and experienced every kind of problem imaginable. She had roof fired boilers and we experienced numerous flameouts. I was onboard during one boiler uptake fire and we were in Capetown for quite a while during that repair.

Added by David Carl Liliequist 3rd engineer on 02 June 2014.
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Lithgows, Port of Glasgow, United Kingdom

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