Athel Line

Janner100
6th July 2007, 20:29
I once sailed with an ex-Athel Line Chief Engineer - Neil Widdas from Cardiff.

He didn't like Smiths and went back to Athel. Does anyone know of him or his present whereabouts?

treeve
6th July 2007, 20:39
Sounds like a question for Captain Waldron
of the Athel Apprentices Association ..
if you PM me, I can let you have his email address.

Mr-Tomcat
12th August 2007, 18:48
Sounds like a question for Captain Waldron
of the Athel Apprentices Association ..
if you PM me, I can let you have his email address.
Hi treeve,
i wonder if you might be able to help me,please?
Am i correct in thinking that the shipping company known as United Molasses during the 2 nd World War,changed its name to Athol Line after the cessation of hostilities?
Also, how may i find out details of a Captain Roberts,later Commander Roberts,of the Athol line?
Also, i believe that a Captain Roberts,[father of the above captain]living in the Waterloo area of Liverpool,was lost during the 1st World War,how may i find out details of both of these gentlemen?
{please reply to 'Charles Roberts' on this web site,thanks

treeve
12th August 2007, 19:48
Athel Line originated in British Molasses; they had the one ship.
MANX ISLES. They became United Molasses in 1926.
Tankers Ltd became part of United Molasses.
Then Athel Line came into being.

I have no way, myself, of tracing Athel crews, but The Athel Apprentices
has a website for anything of that nature. Anyone lost as a result of hostilities, I have recorded, wherever possible on my website, along with the relevant ship - with thanks again to Billy McGee.

If you would like details of these websites, please let me know.

Best Wishes, Raymond

Edd Root
28th February 2008, 14:12
has anyone a photo of the Athel Prince, please.
My twin brother sailed on her in '52
regards
Edd Root

treeve
28th February 2008, 14:48
Here she is ...

treeve
28th February 2008, 14:50
ATHELPRINCE

GSN 20007799

ON 147356

Built 1926 Furness SB. Co, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

8782 grt

471ft 3ins x 62ft 5ins

Twin screw, 10 knots
"an old ship engaged in the trans-Atlantic trade, which was fitted out to refuel convoy escorts, while underway, and also replenish their depth charges".

1940 2304 hrs 11th June, U-46 reported torpedo hit on Athelprince; damaged position 43.42N 13.20W.

1941 06.27hrs 29th March U-48 attacked convoy HX-115 off Cape Finisterre - Schultze claimed a tanker sunk. The Athelprince was not, in fact, hit.

In June 1942, the Athelprince picked up 23 survivors from the HARDWICKE GRANGE, which had been sunk by U-129 12th June north of Puerto Rico, and landed them at Nuevitas, Cuba.

1954 scrapped at Faslane.

ccurtis1
28th February 2008, 20:05
Re Neil Widdass
He sailed for quite some time with Silver Line/"V" Ships in the 80's and 90's

rob gray
20th July 2010, 13:48
does anyone remember my father ...ron gray... spent most of his life with athel line....ended up skipper from1958

Roger Harrison
20th July 2010, 15:54
Rob ----- see my reply on your other posting

Roger Harrison

fdejonge
24th January 2013, 11:41
I found some quarterly magazines 'Athel News and Views' written by Capt. Bill Meneight. The magazines start with nr. 1 of April 1969 until nr. 33 of Febr. 1976
However a few issues are missing. Frans de Jonge. E-mail fadj51@hotmail.com

Keith Adkins
12th March 2013, 11:29
does anyone remember my father ...ron gray... spent most of his life with athel line....ended up skipper from1958
I sailed with your father on the Athelcrest in 1968 joined Immingham
1.4.68 left to get married Albany 14.8.68. Can't remember much about the trip except that we were carrying molasses from the West Indies/Mexico to the States/Canada. I was the R/O
Regards
Keith Adkins

R396040
12th March 2013, 12:00
I sailed on the old Athelcrest as A/S in 1952/3 and a couple of years later on the old Athelviscount also as A/S. As I said very old vessels but happy ships on W. Indies molasses run. On one of them ,forget which, we sailed up the Hudson River in winter to Albany NY what a contrast deep snow and ice after the sunny Caribean........
Twenty years later sailed on Postrunner which I believe belonged to same group of companies ?
Stuart

R58484956
29th March 2013, 17:08
Greetings Kim and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Kim Stephenson
29th March 2013, 17:55
After some more investigation Ive found my dad Charles Stanley Stephenson Junior engineer listed on the Athel Queen not the Athel Prince. The Athel queen was in fact Torpedoed in 1942

ianinglis
6th December 2013, 15:57
my grandfather charlie marr sailed on the athel prince (bosun)on convoys ww2 and died in 1944 in hospital in norfolk virginia where he is buried in a commonwealth war grave

ian

IAN M
6th December 2013, 18:13
Details of all Athel Line ships lost can be found in SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR published by the History Press.

Kim Stephenson
8th December 2013, 13:10
38678After some more investigation Ive found my dad Charles Stanley Stephenson Junior engineer listed on the Athel Queen not the Athel Prince. The Athel queen was in fact Torpedoed in 1942