Florencestan

janathull
29th March 2006, 06:43
Trying to track down a small coastal tanker called Florencestan. I believe she may have belonged to a firm called Southern Tanker and Bunkering. At one time she used to dump caustic soda at sea. I believe she ended up running fuel into Oulton Broad and Lowestoft. Any help would be much appreciated and aphoto would be excellent.
Best Wishes to you all.

ruud
29th March 2006, 12:04
Ahoy Janathull,
In fact she was built in the Netherlands,as the "NOORD" 1949
here some details:
Name: NOORD
Call/Flag Sign:PGHO
Built in 1949 @ n.v. Scheepswerf "de Noord" Alblasserdam (584)
Owners:
n.v. Rederij de Noord, Alblasserdam
Mr. J. C. Smit van de Vrije Nesse
n.v. Rederij Gebr. Smit, Dir. J. C. Smit en T. Pot
LOA x B x D: 60.72 x 8.64 x 3.66 m.
BRT: 580,
DWT: 762
Eng:4T 8 Cy. Werkspoor [270x500] [500bhp]
10 Loadingtanks 827 m3-1 loadingpump[Houttuin] 140 tons p/hr
1 steampump 100 tons p/hr
40,5 tons bunkers by 2,5 tons p/day
Spd:8 kn.
Details:
VIGILANTER 1955 - 1955 van Beuningen, Rotterdam
THORWALD 1955 - 1969 Germany Tankreederei De Vries & Co-Hamburg
FLORENCESTAN 1969 - 1973 UK Southern Tanker & Bunkering Ltd.-Guernsey
SCAMMONDEN 1973 - 1983 UK Effluents Services Ltd.-Guernsey
Sold in 1980 for demolition to Pemberton & Carlyon-Garston-Liverpool
On 02-01-1983 started scrapping in Liverpool.
Will post some piccies later today

ruud
29th March 2006, 15:19
Ahoy Janathull,

Here as Noord 1949 and as Scammonden[courtesy by Charlie Hill], sorry couldn't find her as Florencestan, maybe others will show up with her.

janathull
30th March 2006, 05:15
Hi Rudd,
Thanks ever so much for the info and pictures, they are just what I wanted. BestWishes.
Janathull (Applause)

ruud
30th March 2006, 10:20
Ahoy Janathull,

Found another Scammonden,on the Cd-r of Ships on the Net[Photomarine]with lots of nice B&W/Colour photos[1300+],and it's worth to have this in your collection,for just 12.99 incl p&p, a good wannahave.

Ps.I'm not a share-houlder or have any interest in that CD

http://www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk/pmarine1.htm

janathull
31st March 2006, 05:16
Hi Ruud.
Thanks once again for the photo. I will certainly look into the C.D. and seeif it is any good for my interests. I am mainly interested in British ships and coasters in particular. Do you have any info on a coaster called Yewhill?. She belonged to a company called Stuarts of Glasgow which I believe was run by 2 sisters. I believe, although not for certain, that she was the biggest and the only all aft accomodation ship they owned. In the 70s she spent some time running scrap from Sharpness to Psajes. I dont know wether she was scrapped or sold. Once again my heartfelt thanks.
Best Wishes.
janathull

ruud
31st March 2006, 09:08
Ahoy Janathull,

Here some details/photo from the Yewhill;She was last seen as Chaco Boreal in Paraguay with the Call/Flag Sign:ZPCK

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=16253

janathull
1st April 2006, 06:40
Hi Ruud,
Lovely picture, typical British coaster. Thanks for everything.
Best Wishes.
janathull

ruud
4th August 2006, 14:20
Hi Ruud,
Lovely picture, typical British coaster. Thanks for everything.
Best Wishes.
janathull
Ahoy Janathull,
Found another YEWHILL,here she is: