Sailor Prince.

Ginger John
27th February 2012, 12:30
Has anyone any recollection of the "Sailor Prince" ? She was my last deep sea, with a trip to the Med calling at Ashdod amongst other places. Guess it was around '76 sometime.First and only time I've looked down the barrel of an Isreali small cannon pointing at us from their gunboat!

R58484956
27th February 2012, 16:08
Goto www.photoship.co.uk "old picture galleries" "S" page 2.
A photo of SP there.

Ginger John
27th February 2012, 17:13
Got it ! Many thanks. We got the escort from the Isrealis due to us taking a broken down arab boat in tow. Got approx 5 salvage money for that which SS&A donated to the Life Boats.

rothesian
27th February 2012, 18:49
just posted comment in gallery - service was London (Vittoria Deep Water Terminal), Rotterdam to Israel. I was cargo supt.

Ginger John
27th February 2012, 18:56
Exactly. Had a few good Trad Jazz nights at the "Mill House" ?? pub just outside the Blackwall Tunnel left had side going south.

samweller5
8th March 2012, 17:55
I sailed in sailor prince as cook steward circa1972 first time on a container ship called haifa & ashdod not that I saw much of them. what a change from general cargo boats which were being although I did not realise it being consigned to history from there to " northern star" a bit different

noel robson
8th March 2012, 23:28
Sailor prince vibration, vibration, vibration
was 2nd eng for one trip 1974

michael charters
9th March 2012, 19:44
you tell some yarns

rothesian
11th March 2012, 10:12
Sailor prince vibration, vibration, vibration
was 2nd eng for one trip 1974

as were all the hustlers

shipmate17
11th March 2012, 13:17
Hi,
Was it this one, id 5373654 Built 1957 by ottensener. Altona as Valarde. grt 2866. 1969 Sailor Prince. 1970 ZENIT. 1973 Nadir. scrapped Split 27/4/1987

Thistle alpha
21st January 2013, 11:50
Happy days good crew on deck hard graft in port trying to get
every thing done,lashing cargo trying to paint ships side.
I was Jim Bird relief a couple of times.

gadgee
23rd January 2013, 18:18
Hi,
Was it this one, id 5373654 Built 1957 by ottensener. Altona as Valarde. grt 2866. 1969 Sailor Prince. 1970 ZENIT. 1973 Nadir. scrapped Split 27/4/1987

No they are talking about the mini container ship a photo of which is here. Built in the late 60's I think =

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/281427/title/sailor-prince/cat/513