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Cargo ship Inventor anchored at Mombasa, Kenya
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No: 5885   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1972   Manufacturer: Connell, Scotstoun, United Kingdom   Country: Kenya
Cargo ship Inventor anchored at Mombasa, Kenya

Photo of the UK registered cargo vessel Inventor (IMO 5420504), anchored at Mombasa, Kenya in 1972.
The cargo ship Inventor was built in 1964 at Connell, Scotstoun (Glasgow), Scotland. She measured loa 150.4m, beam 19.3 and 8813 tons. The Inventor changed name in 1981 to Penta World and was finally scrapped in 1985 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

With thanks and © P.W. Hobday.
Picture added on 08 July 2008
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first ship I worked on in connells I was A welder , there were A lot of problems welding the stilson masts which came from Germany the steel was laminated They had to be removed and Babcock & willcocks repaired them they were refitted and welded through 3 decks .They were for heavy lifts like locomotives It was A happy yard to work in

Added by William Cowie on 25 April 2014.
I am writing the history of Charles Connell. I would very much like to contact William Cowie who left the last comment, or indeed anyone else who worked there. Any chance of an email address? I am pleased to hear that it was a 'happy yard to work in'.

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Added by Nicholas Courtney on 08 August 2014.
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Connell, Scotstoun, United Kingdom

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