Project Description

THE SS / MV. IRON WHYALLA BUILT 1953 /54 IN WHYALLA SA .THE KEEL WAS LAID IN 1951. THE SHIP WAS LAUNCHED 1953 & COMMISSIONED 1954. SHE STARTED OFF AS A COAL BURNER & WAS CONVERTED TO OIL FIRING IN 1967 AND THE CREW WAS REDUCED AT THIS TIME FROM 51 TO 47. I WAS IN HER 4 TIMES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, AS DECK BOY, BUCKO & TWICE AS AB. THE WHYALLA WAS SOLD IN 1979 AND SCRAPPED THE SAME YEAR. THE DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE IRON WHYALLA & HER SISTER SHIP THE IRON SPENCER WAS THE GOAL POST AOVE THE BRIDGE ON THE WHYALLA, ORIGINALLY FOR THE TWO DERICKS THAT WERE JUST FORWARD OF THE ACCOMMODATIOM.