A scene from Southampton in October 1967 showing the P&O liner Himalaya and the Alexandra Towing tugs Romsey and Brockenhurst. The 27,955grt Himalaya was built in 1949 by Vickers-Armstrongs at Barrow-in-Furness. On 30th November 1974 she arrived at Kaohsiung to be broken up by Tong Cheng Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
The 173grt Romsey was built in 1964 by Richard Dunston Ltd. at Hessle, Yorkshire. In 1990 she was sold to Oil Transport of the Dominican Republic and renamed Caribe II. She is still in service for them today.
Her twin sister the 173grt Brockenhurst was also built in 1964 by Richard Dunston Ltd. at Hessle, Yorkshire. On 25th November 1984 she sank at her berth in Wellington Dock, Liverpool. She was raised on 9th December and sold to Sammy Evans and Sons at Garston to be broken up, arriving there on 28th January 1986.
Photo: Nigel Lawrence