Australia Calling Re SS Ottinge

Clive Anthony Fisher
17th August 2006, 04:59
Loooking for info ete,on small Tramp Steamer SS Ottinge British Build maybe early 1940s.any info most welcome.
Clive.

exsailor
17th August 2006, 12:36
Built by William Gray & Co (Yard No 1098) for Constants South Wales Ltd.
Launched 25-1-1940. Steel steam ship. 2869.78 tons with engine by Central Marine Engine Works.

gdynia
17th August 2006, 13:17
Clive
Try this webpage
http://portcities.hartlepool.gov.uk/server.php?show=conMediaFile.3095

IAN BEATON JACK
17th August 2006, 19:59
Loooking for info ete,on small Tramp Steamer SS Ottinge British Build maybe early 1940s.any info most welcome.
Clive.
i joined the ottinge in barrow, jan.1954. paid off 17 mar.1954(thankfully) in port talbot,the old man gave us a pound sub. to get something to eat. i can't remember much about her though,she was an old coal burner with an assorted crew,and i think we ran down the meddy,and also ran out of water and ciggies,bridge equipment was almost non existant,i seem to remember a wind up echosounder.anyone ever come across such an instrument??
ian jack.

R58484956
17th August 2006, 20:46
SS Otinge. 2870tons built 1940 by Wm Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool.
325.0 x 46.5 x 21.5. 3 cylinder up & downer by the shipbuilders at CMEW. Cruiser stern. DF, ESD. Registered Cardiff. British flag. Code flags GDPQ.
Owned by Constants Ltd. H Constant (Managers)

john shaw
18th August 2006, 00:33
see:

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Mariners/2003-12/1071063686

and warsailors.com (search for convoys SC 133 and OG 79)

Clive Anthony Fisher
19th August 2006, 11:20
Gentlemen,

Thanks to you all for your efforts on this one. Looks like the photo will come from the British Maritime Museum. Unfortunately it comes with a copyright so I won't be able to post it
Port Cities Hartlepool, very interesting site I was able to get info from that on another vessel called Empire Sunbeam which was also built at Hartlepool,thanks for that Gdynia.

Regards Clive.

owenevans
4th September 2008, 10:50
Gentlemen,

Thanks to you all for your efforts on this one. Looks like the photo will come from the British Maritime Museum. Unfortunately it comes with a copyright so I won't be able to post it
Port Cities Hartlepool, very interesting site I was able to get info from that on another vessel called Empire Sunbeam which was also built at Hartlepool,thanks for that Gdynia.

Regards Clive.

Dear Clive,

Just saw your info posted in 2006 asking for information about the Ottinge. I do have a fair bit of info as my grandfather was Captain of this tramp steamer during the 2nd World War. Info about involvement in disastorous Atlantic convoy out of Liverpool. Spanish Civil war (damaged by Franco's planes in Valencia harbour). Rescue of German crew of Panamaian tanker off the Canadian coast in 1953.
Before imparting with more detailed info and copies of newspaper accounts etc, I would like some more information as to what exactly is your interest in this ship?

Best Wishes

Owen

The ship that was bombed in Valencia was not the Ottinge. This was his previous ship. Sorry.

Jenny G
3rd July 2010, 17:29
hi

I am doing some research into my partners family and it seems his father sailed on the SS OTTINGE in 1930. I think she was registered in London and sailed out of Cardiff. Do you have any information on what happened to her or a photo?

regards

Jenny G

peter654
26th March 2011, 18:10
My Grandfather served on the Ottinge (167799) as 1st Engineer from 13 March
1940 to 17 July 1950 when he retired. Does anyone have a Photo of the ship