Tantalus, a Victory ship. These ships were built quickly and cheaply in the U.S.A. as replacements for the enormous losses suffered in the Atlantic during World War 2. They were simple, fairly basic ships, not meant to last, but in fact they kept going until the early seventies.

Tantalus was completed as Macmurray Victory and then sailed as Polyphemus whilst she belonged to NSMO, the Dutch arm of Blue Funnel. She transferred to the British flag in 1960.

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