She was built 1956 in Dundee Scotland, 7,980 gross tons and a length
of 491 feet, and a cargo capacity of 551,341 cubic feet. Her 6
cylinder engine gave her a service speed of 15 knots. In 1970 she
was transferred to Glen Line renamed Glenbeg, 1972 reverted to
Diomed, 1973 sold to Macao, renamed Kaising.
In 1969 through to 1970, Hugh Griffiths from Llangwnadl sailed on
the Blue Funnel cargo vessel Diomed, on voyages to the Far East, we are
lucky that he took his camera with him, and we bring you some out of his
fine collection here.
Diomed leaving Birkenhead, and heading down the Irish Sea
Dirty weather in the Bay of Biscay
In dry-dock at Singapore
Albatross in the Southern Ocean, sunset at Singapore
Many thanks to Mr & Mrs J Griffiths, for lending use these