Tyne Swans

david freeman
21st July 2011, 17:52
While working at Palmers Hebburn in late 62/early 63 I seem to remember a twin funnel Shell Tanker about 50KDWT launched and fitted out at Swans the ' Salen ??' or some thing similar. Comments by you old shell sea dogs. She looked like a good and well designed all aft tanker. A steam tanker. Any good to sail on??

Wribbenhall
21st July 2011, 18:31
While working at Palmers Hebburn in late 62/early 63 I seem to remember a twin funnel Shell Tanker about 50KDWT launched and fitted out at Swans the ' Salen ??' or some thing similar. Comments by you old shell sea dogs. She looked like a good and well designed all aft tanker. A steam tanker. Any good to sail on??




s.t SOLEN
Launched 30.6.61as Yard No.1867 at
Swan Hunter Richardson,Wallsend Yard
Completed 11.61

GRT 42,162
DWT 67,848
LOA 249.3m
Beam 34.4m
Steam Turbine 16.5kts

http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/386/solen+%282%29/


Regards W.B.H.

TIM HUDSON
21st July 2011, 18:53
They were originally painted with pale green hulls.
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/168965/title/serina/cat/500

her sistership Serina leaving the tyne on trials

Wribbenhall
21st July 2011, 20:32
They were originally painted with pale green hulls.
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/168965/title/serina/cat/500

her sistership Serina leaving the tyne on trials

Interesting.
I note that she was completed a few months earlier(7/61) than SOLEN;at nearby Vickers-Armstrongs,High Walker yard.
Her correct name is SERENIA.

Regards
W.B.H.

BlythSpirit
22nd July 2011, 19:59
Try this:-

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/62871/title/ss-solen-launch/cat/503

I posted it back in December 2006

david freeman
23rd July 2011, 19:45
thanks for the info. I just wondered what she was like to sail on. I assume she was basically a crude carrier?

BlythSpirit
27th July 2011, 15:13
I served on both the Solen and the Serenia back in 1975 in Singaapore. The solen had been returned from the Australian coast after five years on loan. Both ships were very good as far as accomodation was concerned but both had become obsolete as crude carriers, 71,000 DWT, and crap fuel consumption. The Serenia went to be laid up in Brunai and the Solen was dispatched as a FSU off Africa.

A.D.FROST
15th June 2012, 15:40
A git big ship builders model of her(Green hull) in Newcastles Science museum.(K)

janmike
29th June 2012, 15:33
While working at Palmers Hebburn in late 62/early 63 I seem to remember a twin funnel Shell Tanker about 50KDWT launched and fitted out at Swans the ' Salen ??' or some thing similar. Comments by you old shell sea dogs. She looked like a good and well designed all aft tanker. A steam tanker. Any good to sail on??

From Mike Ellard (janmike) According to my Reference book "Sea Shell" The Solen was converted to a storage tanker at an SBM off the Congo estuary for Zaiies oil exports