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The loading of wheat for shipment overseas has begun at Port Adelaide. Two big rail truckloads of wheat alongside the Sheaf Holme (1934)
4811 (or 4814) tons
A cargo ship. (Hamburg South American Line, Bonanza), (1930 adrift),fine vessel plan, thanks to 'Captain'
1934 image, loading wheat at Port Adelaide, Australia. 123.9 metres long, perpendicular to perpendicular, 422 ft., speed of 10 knots.
The first vessel to have special automatic steel hatch covers patented by MacGregor & King Ltd. Built for Sheaf Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. ('Sheaf'), of Newcastle, [W. A. Souter & Co. Ltd. ('Souter') the managers].
It would seem that Souter owned Sheaf & also owned Bamburgh Shipping Co. Ltd. On Aug. 23, 1930, the vessel left Nauru (now Republic of Nauru, Micronesian South Pacific) for Fremantle, W. Australia, with a cargo of phosphates.
A day later, one of her 63 in. pistons was 'carried away'.
The vessel was adrift for a total of 14 days while temporary repairs were effected.
It made Port Jackson (Sydney) safely & without help on Sep. 17, 1930.
May have been laid up during the Depression. Was it?
The vessel, however, visited Auckland, New Zealand, 6 times between Sep. 1935 & Feb. 1948. Extensive (65 refs.) to convoy duty in WW2; at least 8 voyages across the N. Atlantic, also to S. Africa (Capetown, Durban), W. Africa (Freetown), S. America (Rio), the Mediterranean & lots of coastal U.K. voyages.
There were a bushel more WW2 independent voyages incl. Indian Ocean (Bombay, Mombasa).
Not many places it did not go to, except for the Far East!
Sold in 1951 for £197,972 to Reeder-Union A.G., of Kiel, Germany, & renamed Dusternbrook. In 1954, Hamburg South American Line took over the Reeder-Union fleet, incl. this vessel which was renamed Bonanza.
In 1960, the vessel was sold, for about £53,000, to 'Astrobello Cia. SA', of Panama, (Lemos & Pateras Ltd. the managers) & renamed Carnation, Liberian flag.
The vessel arrived at Valencia, Spain, on May 12, 1965 to be broken up.
same as the Sheaf Crown