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No: 21143   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1979   Manufacturer: Smith's Dock, South Bank, England, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

Ellerman's Wilson Line ro-ro ship at Greenock in July 1979. She was built by Smith's Dock but suffered stability problems.Her delivery was refused and she was not commissioned till January 1981.She became CABOT in 1988 and was lengthened in 1996.
Picture added on 18 December 2012 at 08:57
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That photo brings back memories. I was part of the commissioning squad from Smiths dock and we took her to do sea trials in the firth of clyde as she couldnt reach her design speed and it was thought that she may perform better in the deeper waters off the clyde.
We had completed a couple of runs when one of the turbo chargers blkew itself to pieces and we spent about five weeks at Greenock getting it fixed.The stabilioty problems were supposedly to be fixed by the flume tank you can see abaft the bridge structure but if I recall they were not a success. The sister ship was the Cicero.

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