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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Contemplating the day on the poop of the Mount Kembla

Photo Credits: Don Ross Colletions
The Mount Kembla as the Regional Endeavour, converted to
an oil survey vessel.She is shown here laying off on anchor off
Outer Harbor Port Adelaide. Barney Ellis was Bosun when I was on her.

Photo Credits: Clive Fisher
The Mount Kembla about to go under the Sydney Harbor Bridge

The "Mount Kembla" was built in Whyalla in 1960 and was run and operated by the Australian National Line. It was on the black and tan run from Whyalla, Port Kembla and Newcastle most of its life till it was sold to an Oil Exploration Co. and was renamed the "Regional Endeavour" and then to just the "Endeavour"