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No: 16718   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1971   Manufacturer: Austin & Pickersgill, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

Electricity collier taken from HMS BELFAST in November 1971 making her way downriver from one of the London power stations.
A flatiron she was built by SP Austin at Sunderland in 1952.
This was her last year as in 1972 she was sold and renamed BULK I and converted into a barge for use at Gothenburg. She even could still be there.
Picture added on 12 February 2011 at 10:04
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Hello Paul, I live in Gothenburg but haven't seen any barge or hulk looking as if it was this collier or its hull.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 12 February 2011.
Thanks Peter, a mystery then to her fate. I remember two former colliers at Burntisland which were used when the bauxite ships anchored off. They were BULKHANDLING 1 and 2.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 14 February 2011.
I've recently seen photos of her as BULK I but not sure where they were taken.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 27 April 2011.
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