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No: 14840   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1981   Manufacturer: Deutsche Werfft A.G, Hamburg, Germany   Country: United Kingdom

OCL container ship at Govan Shipbuilders' yard in Glasgow in 1981 to undergo conversion from steam to diesel.
She was built by Deutsch Werft in Hamburg in 1969.
In 1988, sold she was renamed DIRECT KEA and scrapped in 1999 at Alang.
Picture added on 13 July 2010 at 08:25
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I worked on this refit as a fitter, came off after
asbestos [blue] was found. Some workers returned after voting for 50 pence allowance per hour.

Added by Douglas Dewart on 04 August 2010.
I worked for OCL as a second Engineer when this photo was taken and did the whole six months refit from Steam to Diesel, then I did the Maiden voyage to the Gulf and back.
I have great memories of my time in Govan and Glasgow but did not know about the Blue asbestos!!
The Discovery Bay was my favourite OCL vessel both as a steam ship and motor vessel and was so rapt to find this picture of it on the Net.

Added by Steve Hewitt on 25 February 2011.
Take it you've seen picture #16320 as well.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 28 February 2011.
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