Kōrero: Shipbuilding

Strathlairg high and dry (3 o 3)

Strathlairg high and dry

Once the ship was on the blocks, dock workers positioned stout timber bracing to keep it in place before pumping out the dock. The 7,267-ton Strathlairg had been built for the British India Steam Navigation Company as the Chakdina in 1951, and was transferred to parent group P&O 22 years later. Renamed Strathlairg in 1975, it was scrapped in Taiwan in 1977.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/1877/20

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5503/strathlairg-high-and-dry (accessed 4 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 20 Jul 2015