Soldier Prince

david smith
12th September 2004, 18:04
The Soldier Prince at sea off Lisbon, Northbound to UK From Med.
Built as Pennine Prince 1971, 1599 tg

Also photo of her laid up in Royal Albert Dock prior to her sale.

aadje
8th October 2004, 21:38
The Soldier Prince at sea off Lisbon, Northbound to UK From Med.
Built as Pennine Prince 1971, 1599 tg

Pleased to see this photo. This vessel made the first voyage to start from rotterdam to felixstowe and further to the med. with containers. Prince line, that time, shipped general cargo only. Unfortunately I forgot the names of he other (general cargo) vessel's.
The soldier prince left rotterdam with 10 conts only, which placed on deck for the outerworld to be seen.
Is there still something to find on the internet concverning the former Prince Line company.
Thanks in advance

Aadje
( Aad Motz - former port agent Hudig & Pieters / Dammers & van der Heide
Rotterdam )

david smith
8th October 2004, 22:16
Hi Aad
I was Second Officer on the Royal Prince and Crown Prince as well - do you rememer those ships? I know Hudig and Pieters, are they still going?

aadje
28th November 2004, 00:22
Good evening David,
Longtime ago. I think we speak abt. end 70ties.
I appologize in advance not remembering some names, however the name I still remember is Captain Land.
Prince Line had beautifull ships. On this site I also found some photographs of he Cottswold Prince and the starter of the containerservice the Soldier Prince. The containerservice later was taken over by Ellerman Lines and the City of Ipswich and City of Felixstowe were added. Lateron the line was intergrated in Necol ( Nedlloyd ) and we lost the agency.
Hudig & Pieters still exists, however not active anymore. It was a part of the rotterdam shipowner Dammers en van der Heide, which being sold in 1989 to Messrs. Seatrade Groningen. Seatrade Groningen is now the number one reefer company with 132 reefervessels incl. charterered/managed and 102 owned ones. After a re-organisation I was offered 7 years paid leave, which I celebrate now 2 years. I'm traveling a lot and when at home most time spending on internet. Most famous forum is the dutch www.groningerkustvaart.nl where also some english, norwegian, australian and new zealand nautics are active.
B.regards
Aad Motz

rothesian
21st March 2007, 13:08
The Sailor Prince kicked off the Ellerman Prince container service from UK/ Rotterdam to Mediterranean, I think 1977/78 - Besides Rotterdam the UK port was London using Victoria Deepwater terminal at Greenwich, I think somewhere I have snap of original loading


Pleased to see this photo. This vessel made the first voyage to start from rotterdam to felixstowe and further to the med. with containers. Prince line, that time, shipped general cargo only. Unfortunately I forgot the names of he other (general cargo) vessel's.
The soldier prince left rotterdam with 10 conts only, which placed on deck for the outerworld to be seen.
Is there still something to find on the internet concverning the former Prince Line company.
Thanks in advance

Aadje
( Aad Motz - former port agent Hudig & Pieters / Dammers & van der Heide
Rotterdam )

Keltic Star
22nd March 2007, 06:26
Pleased to see this photo. This vessel made the first voyage to start from rotterdam to felixstowe and further to the med. with containers. Prince line, that time, shipped general cargo only. Unfortunately I forgot the names of he other (general cargo) vessel's.
The soldier prince left rotterdam with 10 conts only, which placed on deck for the outerworld to be seen.
Is there still something to find on the internet concverning the former Prince Line company.
Thanks in advance

Aadje
( Aad Motz - former port agent Hudig & Pieters / Dammers & van der Heide
Rotterdam )

For info on former Prince Line ships and company history check:

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/PRINCE19.htm

Looking at the pic's of the "Soldier Prince", can only be dismayed at her lines compared to the beautiful lines of the old Prince Line "meddy" boats of the 50's and 60's. They were like sailing on Daddy's yacht.

Colin Jefford
18th October 2014, 08:23
I was AB on the Sailor Prince in 73, joined her at Victoria deep Water Terminal and visited Crete, Malta, Cyprus and Israel.

Jon Vincent
19th October 2014, 21:41
By the time of the afore mentioned "Sailor Prince", the company had nothing in common the 50s and 60s company and personnel that much of us remember on this site.

sam2182sw
20th October 2014, 20:26
I was working on this ship in Alex Dock and changed her name from Soldier Prince to Sailor Prince or it could have been the other way round she was not able to trade some where with one of the names for political some reason. sam2182sw