Driftwood 9 56

Driftwood 9 56

The Atlantic Conveyor is a container carrier ship, built in 1985 at Swan Hunter’s shipyard in Wallsend. One of the last large ships to have been built on the Tyne. (Built as a replacement to SS Atlantic Conveyor, a merchant navy ship that had been requisitioned to the Falklands war and was struck and sank in May 1982.)

The North East Maritime forum has a series of photos from the launch …¬†Apparently she’s still out there, now under Swedish flag?


  1. Ilmari says:

    Aeron: that awkward moment when you’re incorporeally sitting in on a row between your girlfriend and her dad.


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