Homebush, Sydney, Australia
Hulk thought to be of the Ayrfield – a steel single screw steam collier, 1140 tons. 70.10m in length, built in 1911 at Grangemouth, UK by the Grangemouth Dockyard Company and registered in Sydney in 1912. Powered by a vertical direct acting triple expansion engine, the vessel was launched as SS Corrimal. Later purchased by the Commonwealth Government and used to transport supplies to American troops in the Pacific, it was sold again to Bitumen and Oil Refineries Australia Ltd in 1950. Soon after in 1951 the vessel was purchased by the Miller Steamship Company Ltd who renamed it Ayrfield. From this time it operated as a collier on the sixty-miler run between Newcastle and Sydney. The vessel’s registry was cancelled on 6 October 1972 (reference).
Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200VR @ 105mm
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