SS Lakemba (question for DAVID K)

edevi
28th July 2011, 10:07
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)
Thanks
eric

R58484956
28th July 2011, 19:48
Greetings Eric and welcome to SN from across the pond. Bon voyage.

shipmate17
28th July 2011, 20:14
Hi,
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.
Cheers.

billyboy
29th July 2011, 00:15
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

captain61
29th July 2011, 10:28
Welcome aboard this great site

Stephen

David K
13th September 2015, 05:05
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)
Thanks
eric

.... Sorry for the delay, and it's probably too late for it to have any relevance. I just hadn't seen this posted question before,so my abject apologies. .... Yes, the Lakemba did dock a number of times, while I was on board,at Coos Bay.Mostly, it was the first North American Port, although sometimes Eureka (California) was. Loading newsprint from the local Mill. Quite often,a day or so delay, docked right opposite the downtown area waiting for the Mill's loading dock to come vacant. .... 'Driven through Coos Bay a number of times, the last being but two years ago.Beautiful County! .... As to the "Singatoka", I THINK, it was one of Carpenters earlier ships, and sailed mostly "inter-island" . I'm definitely not sure, so don't quote me! .. David K