SS Lakemba (question for DAVID K)

28th July 2011, 09:07
David, Im just curious, but while you were on the Lakemba, did you ever stop in or around coos bay, or? My grandfather sailed on the lakemba for many years. He lived in fiji and then in 1960 he moved my grandma, my father and my aunts to oregon. i heard my dad and grandpa talking about one of there fishing trips around '65 or so just off our coast of oregon (my dad was around 10) and my grandpa saw the lakemba and almost fell overboard because he couldn't believe it! I've seen pic's that he has of the ship, i just thought it was a cool story. Also, have you ever heard of a ship called the "singatoka" ? (i think)

28th July 2011, 18:48
Greetings Eric and welcome to SN from across the pond. Bon voyage.

28th July 2011, 19:14
LAKEMBA id 1181737. Built 1946 by Burrard.Vancouver. launched as SPURN POINT. grt 7459. wrecked 18.36S/177.48E/ 5.10.1967. Vancouver-Sydney with Timber,Pulp and general cargo.
KOTA SINGA id 5326788. Built 1949 by Van Der Geissen.Krimpen A/D Ijssel. as SIBEROET. grt 2194. 1967 KOTA SINGA. scrapped Jurong 2.4.1983.

28th July 2011, 23:15
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

29th July 2011, 09:28
Welcome aboard this great site