Cyprian Prince

athinai
20th January 2006, 21:06
Any information on "Cyprian Prince II"., her career, and stories, exploits etc.,
all appreciated as I sailed on her briefly in 1967 when called "Agios dionisios" also when was she scrapped ? Many Thanks.

Bruce Carson
20th January 2006, 21:16
Hello Athinai, welcome to the club. Enjoy the fun, information and camaraderie here.

A photo and a short history of the 'Cyprian Prince' may be found here:

http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/cyprian.htm

Bruce C.

Bruce Carson
20th January 2006, 22:01
On the Prince Line page of the Red Duster Site the builder of the 'Cyprian Prince' and her sistership, the 'Maltese Prince', is given as the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company:

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/PRINCE15.htm

Not sure which is correct.

Bruce C.

danube4
20th January 2006, 22:05
Hello Athinai. If you want a picture of Cyprian Prince, There is one in my gallery, page 11. You are welcome to download it .
All the best. barney.

Keltic Star
30th January 2006, 08:27
Any information on "Cyprian Prince II"., her career, and stories, exploits etc.,
all appreciated as I sailed on her briefly in 1967 when called "Agios dionisios" also when was she scrapped ? Many Thanks.
Was Senior Cadet on her from August '60 to February '61 while she was on the Manchester to Med run. A happy little ship with a great crew.

RickWales
5th August 2010, 13:30
Does anyone have info/pictures on the Cyprian Prince (1) built in 1879 as the CYPRUS SS and re-named the SS Cyprian Prince in 1898?
I know that it was purchased by J. Knott and on the 30th July 1908 she ran aground on the Farilhoes, Portugal and was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Manchester to Alexandria.
I have an ancestor who worked on this ship and the Spartan Prince as a Stewardess and am trying to get as much info as possible.
Thanks

BillH
5th August 2010, 15:44
Does anyone have info/pictures on the Cyprian Prince (1) built in 1879 as the CYPRUS SS and re-named the SS Cyprian Prince in 1898?
I know that it was purchased by J. Knott and on the 30th July 1908 she ran aground on the Farilhoes, Portugal and was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Manchester to Alexandria.
I have an ancestor who worked on this ship and the Spartan Prince as a Stewardess and am trying to get as much info as possible.
Thanks
CYPRIAN PRINCE (1st of name in fleet) (1897 - 1899) iron steamship.
O.N. 68992. 1,888g. 1,193n. 274.5 X 36.0 x 23.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (21” & 55” x 42”) engine made by George Clark, Sunderland. 203 N.H.P.
11.12.1878: Launched as CYPRUS by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 94), for Taylor & Sanderson, Sunderland.
5.8.1896: Sold to Sunniside Steamship Company Ltd., (T. Ronaldson & Company, managers), London.
28.1.1897: Sold to James Knott, and renamed CYPRIAN PRINCE.
12.1.1899: Sold to Prince Line Ltd., (James Knott, manager).
1905: Manager restyled as J. Knott & Son.
31.7.1908: Whilst on a voyage from Manchester to Alexandria with general cargo, wrecked in fog at Farilhoes near the Burlings, Portugal.

BillH
5th August 2010, 15:48
Any information on "Cyprian Prince II"., her career, and stories, exploits etc.,
all appreciated as I sailed on her briefly in 1967 when called "Agios dionisios" also when was she scrapped ? Many Thanks.
She never made it to the breakers.

CYPRIAN PRINCE (4th of name in fleet) (1949 - 1967)
O.N. 183108. 2,358g. 1,201n. 322.0 x 46.4 x 16.9 feet.
3-cyl. 2 S. C. S. A. (560 x 2160mm) Doxford 56LB3 type oil engine (No. E4056) made by R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Company Ltd., Newcastle. 465 MN / 1,628 B.H.P.
28.4.1949: Launched by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland (Yard No. 327), for Prince Line Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers).
1949: Completed.
1967: Sold to Anastassis Shipping Company Ltd., Famagusta, and renamed AGIOS DIONISIOS.
1972: Sold to Starshine Cia Nav S.A., Piraeus, and renamed IRENE'S WISH.
1973: Sold to Zeus Enalios Nav Company Ltd., Famagusta, and renamed FULMAR TRADER.
10.1.1976: Whilst on a voyage from Spezia to Lagos suffered an engine room fire when off Cartagena and was abandoned by her crew. Towed to Palma, Majorca, completely gutted.
14.2.1976: Sank 2 miles off Palermo while being towed to Piraeus for repairs.