|DEV LIGAR BAY|
(photo by Vic Young, passing Wellington Heads)
Ship No 488
LIGAR BAY was the third of such vessels built by Henry Robb, she was another bulk cement carrier ordered by Tarakohe shipping Co Ltd, of New Zealand.
She was a twin screw diesel electric bulk carrier, a little bit smaller then the John Wilson built previously at 1330 tons, she had a length between perpendiculars of 210 feet with a beam of 38 feet and a design draught of 16 feet.
She was launched from Leith Shipyards on 10th of October 1964.
Although a fine looking ship, she was as you will see from the following short extract from a story by her ex-2nd engineer Tony Skilton a bit of a handful in heavy sea conditions and she did have a few design faults.
You can read a lot more of Tony’s adventures on the New Zealand Bulk Cement Carriers on the new website to be released soon.