Cory Tankers

paul rennison
7th March 2006, 21:42
Anyone got any info on Pass of Glenclunie, was pantry/galleyboy on her leading up to seamans strike in 1965 coastal chemical tanker on home trade articles. Also Corbrae sailed in her for very short time on north east trade "watch aboard" watch ashore" agreement from Blyth colliery to Rochester power station, course my watch aboard was in Blyth where every bugger else went home leaving me & 1 old watchie aboard, genny off , parafinn lamp & stove for 2 days! consoled myself with the odd "HUG" from the barmaid at the Turks head by the ferry in Blyth!
Rennop

stores
23rd June 2007, 12:57
hi , i was on pass of glencluny, the main engine caught fire and we were almost rammed in firth of forth, only tanker i sailed on ,good crew all from stornoway, can let u have photo. what info do u want, ? tony.

BillH
12th September 2008, 18:20
PASS OF GLENCLUNIE
O.N. 304522. 1,416g. 653n. 1,910d. 74.73 x 11.54 x 4.674 metres.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) 1,230 bhp oil engine made by Nydqvist & Holm AB, Trollhattan. 11.5 kts.
12.3.1963: Launched by Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, (Yard No.830), for the Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd., London. 17.5.1963: Completed. 1965: Owners restyled as Cory Maritime Ltd. 1.3.1973: Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd., appointed as managers. 1976: Panocean Storage & Transport Ltd., appointed as managers. 1.1.1983: Sold to Birt, Potter & Hughes and Cory Maritime Ltd., (P. A. L. Shipping Services Ltd., appointed as managers).
1983: Sold to and renamed NADIA 2.
1984: Sold to Navigation Oils Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria, and renamed VALENTINA.

bert thompson
12th September 2008, 22:26
Did sea trials on the Glencunie from Sunderland. Weather very bad and we entered the Tyne. Was very pleased that the"arkas" kept a good course despite the bad weather.Can't remember if we did a second trial. Saw her many times over the years. Did two years on the Corburn
Best wishes
Bert.

albert.s.i
13th September 2008, 09:31
no turks head in blyth paul it was always the golden fleece by the ferry and you must have been loading at bates no pub no ferry there now cheers albert.s.i

Cyril Hamill
13th September 2008, 11:20
Paul Never sailed with you on Corry ships but met you in Hull with my wife Tricia Gill now Hamill.I was a Radio Officer a long time ago now living in Ireland happily retired.Best wishes. Cyril Hamill

bert thompson
13th September 2008, 12:53
If memory serves me right Cory did have a deep sea tanker at one time. During my time on the Corburn we had a relief Captain who had been on British Tankers to learn the ropes and was waiting to go on a tanker. Can't recall hearing any mention of a deep sea tanker owned by Cory's. Anyone remember?
Bert.

BillH
13th September 2008, 13:30
CORHAVEN (2) (1958 - 1965) tanker
O.N. 300818. 12,676g. 7,418n. 560' 0" x 72' 1" x 30' 11”
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (700 x 2320mm) Doxford type oil engine made by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd.,Wallsend. 9,500 BHP.
28.8.1958: Launched by the Blyth Dry Dock and Ship Building Company Ltd., Blyth (Yard No. 368), for Cory Tankers Ltd., Bermuda., (Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., managers), London. 20.12.1958: Completed for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London. 1965: Sold to Cia. Trifilia de Nav.S. A., Liberia, and renamed MARIONGA. 1976: Sold to Psiloritis Shipping Company, Greece, and renamed YANNIS P. V. 1978: Sold to Fintais Cia. Nav. S. A. Greece, and renamed HATTAN, (not HATAN as originally reported). 2.3.1984: Sustained machinery damage at Keratsini. 5.3.1984: Laid up at Piraeus. 2.7.1986: Arrived at Aliaga for demolition. 10.7.1986: Cukurava Celik Endustrisi A. S., commenced work.

CORHAMPTON (2) (1959 - 1965) tanker
O.N. 300997. 13,195g. 7,418n. 560' 0" x 72' 1" x 30' 11”
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (700 x 2320mm) Doxford type oil engine made by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd.,Wallsend. 9,500 BHP.
1958: Ordered from Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 820), by Cory Tankers Ltd., (Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., managers), London. 6.5.1959: Launched. 2.10.1959: Completed for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London. 1965: Sold to Zinnia Shipping Company Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed EASTERN MOBILITY. 1970: Sold to Tollana Shipping Corp., Liberia, and renamed TOLLANA. 11.9.1978: Whilst loading at Port Allan, La., for Cobh, Ireland, suffered machinery damage when a valve broke, and was towed across to Cobh. Whilst discharging, was sold to Spanish shipbreakers. 27.12.1978: Departed from Aviles, in tow from Cobh, enroute to San Esteban de Pravia, for demolition by Desguaces Aviles. 18.1.1979: Work commenced.


CORHEATH (2) / PLUMLEAF (1960 - 1974) Tanker
O.N. 301216. 12,549g. 7,418n. 560' 0" x 72' 1" x 30' 11"
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (700 x 2320mm) Doxford type oil engine made by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd., Newcastle. 9,500 BHP.
1959: Laid down, as CORHEATH by the Blyth Dry Dock and Ship Building Company Ltd., Blyth (Yard No. 373), for Cory Tankers Ltd., (Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., managers), London. 29.3.1960: Launched as PLUMLEAF for Wm. Cory & Son Ltd., London, for bareboat charter to The Admiralty, (pennant No. A.78). 25.8.1960: Completed. 1972: Owners purchased by The Ocean Steam Ship Company Ltd. 1974: Transferred to China Mutual Steam Navigation Company Ltd., thence to Liquid Gas Tankers Ltd., (Cory Maritime Ltd., managers). 1977: Transferred to Blue Funnel Bulkships Ltd., (Ocean Fleets Ltd., managers). 1985: Ocean Marine Ltd., appointed as managers. 17.12.1986: Arrived at Kaohsiung, for demolition by Cheng Yeng Enterprise Ltd.

bert thompson
13th September 2008, 18:02
Thanks for that. Do remember the names now that I see them written down
Best wishes
Bert.

Dennis Butler
6th February 2010, 13:26
I was in charge for BP Chemicals, Salt End of a specialised jetty crew from end-1967 until mid-1970 when we handled "PASS OF GLENCLUNIE" on a very regular basis bringing Ethanol, Acetone & iso-Propanol cargoes from Grangemouth to the old wooden No: 3 Jetty (& would a Duncan McKinnon have been her regular Master during that era?).

I subsequently got recruited by Panocean Shipping & Terminals & became Manager of its coastal tanker fleet (comprising the Cory Maritime coastal tankers) from (I think) mid-1973 (after a Alan Howell resigned from the job) until I emigrated to Melbourne in July, 1977 to become Panocean-Anco's Australian representative. Judy Hathaway - who subsequently married Captain David Greer - was my very able assistant @ Navigation House on Aldgate; and it was I who proposed that the Appledore-built specialised Tees- & Immingmam-loading Acrylonitrile carriers "CORDENE" & "CORDALE" were renamed "PASS OF CHISHOLM" & "PASS OF CAIRNWELL" respectively out of respect for the high proportion of loyal Highland crew members who served that Cory Maritime tanker fleet.

Singapore-domiciled Dennis Butler