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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Accolade one going through the Birkenhead Bridge on its from Brisbane during its maiden voyage North Parade Wharf Port Adelaide.

Photo Credits: Adelaide Archivist Flikr

I was on this vessel four times, the first time five weeks after she was brought into service back in 1966. She had twin caterpillar engines and they were extremely noisy, because of the noise difficulty it became a very contentious issue between the crew and the office at Adelaide Cement Company so in the end steps had to be taken to eradicate the engine noise down, mainly at sea so the crew could find quiet peaceful times to rest between watches.