Al Wasseem

iain48
13th November 2005, 19:35
I am guessing that she was a tanker as registered in Kuwait and managed by Commons , Newcastle. My dad sailed on her in 1977. Can anyone supply any info.
Thanks Iain48

ruud
13th November 2005, 19:52
Ahoy Iain,

I dont think she was a tanker, she was built in 1961 at A.G."Weser" Werk Seebeck-Bhn.[848] as Eurybates
Owner:Al Mouaket Shipping & Trading Co.Ltd.
Manager:Commont Brothers Ltd.
IMO:5109667
LOA x B x D :162.64 x 19.11 x 12.20
BRT:9533
DWT:10383
Eng:2S Turb.dr. geared to sc. shaft 5744kW[7700bhp]
Spd:17kn.
Flag:Kuwait
P.o.R.:Kuwait

Wharf details:


0848 Eurybates Turbinen Frachtschiff for Marchessini New York
148,74 19,05 12,19 1961 9600

also built as, so that could be sisterships, because all the details are the same.
0847:Eurylochus
0846:Eurymachus

Jeff Egan
14th November 2005, 14:06
The Kuwait Oil Tanker took over the management of thier tankers from Common Brothers about 1973 I had served on a couple and remember getting a letter from them asking me to leave Commons and join them so I dont think Al Wasseem was a tanker, my guess would be she was a sheep carrier, loading live sheep in Australia for the Gulf.

ruud
14th November 2005, 14:38
Ahoy Iain,

Here the Eurymachus, which could be a "sistership" of the Eurybates,
and looked like this:
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/8639/eurymachus1vy.th.jpg (http://img360.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eurymachus1vy.jpg)

Note: By the way it'sn't a Blue Star Line,despite of the same funnel look.
Blue Star Line had also some Eury's earlier.

R58484956
14th November 2005, 15:26
Blue Funnel had some "eurys" Blue Star funnel black band/white band/black band/ rest red with white circle and blue 5 pointed star.
Brightest lit funnel in British merchant navy.

ruud
14th November 2005, 16:01
Blue Funnel had some "eurys" Blue Star funnel black band/white band/black band/ rest red with white circle and blue 5 pointed star.
Brightest lit funnel in British merchant navy.
Ahoy,
Thanks for the correction, I meant also the Blue Funnel for the "Eury's" and the funnel look like those from the Blue Star Line, it's a bit confusing.
But nevermind, hope that the ship above looks like the Eurybates we were looking for.

iain48
14th November 2005, 18:46
Thanks for Al Wasseem replies, a big help as I remember my dad talking about live sheep carriers.
Regards Iain48