Bernes.

janathull
12th October 2006, 07:51
Hi Everyone,
Looking for the history of the Bernes, built 1972, after 1993 when I believe she was Chinese owned. It would be nice to have a photo of her while she was under Jebsons colours.
Thanks Everyone.
janathull(Thumb)

john shaw
12th October 2006, 14:53
Some details as follows:


the following is from the "clydebuilt" site

Launched 1972: BERNES
BERNESbuilt by Lithgows Port Glasgow,
Yard No 1185
Engines by JG Kincaid & Co Greenock/Burmeister & WainLast Name: GUANG SHUN-93
Previous Names: BOEM-89 / MARINA DI ALIMURI-80
Port of Registry: Shenzhen
Propulsion: Diesel:6cyl600mm) B&W 6K74EF type oil engine 10,600 bhp. 15 kts
Launched: Tuesday, 27 June 1972
Built: 1972
Ship Type: Bulk Carrier
Tonnage: 22901grt/ 14767nrt/ 32221dwt
Length: 585ft
Breadth: 89ft
Draught: 34ft
Owner History:

Jebsens(UK) Ltd
Italmare SpA Italy
Rubystar Sg Corp Greece
Guang Dong Sg Co China
Status: Active - 1993

Remarks:
Previous update by Stuart Cameron

27.6.1972 Launched for Harrisons (Clyde)Ltd., (Tenax SS etc, managers)
29.12.1972 Completed for Nile Steamship Co Ltd., (same managers.
1973: Managers restyled as Jebsens (UK) Ltd. 1980: Sold to Italmare SpA, Italy, and renamed MARINA DI ALIMURI. (O.N. 108)
. 1989: Sold to Rubystar Shipping Corp., (Aegeus Shipping SA, managers), Greece, and renamed BOEM
. 1993: Sold to Guang Dong Shipping Company Ltd., Shenzhen, Guang Dong Provence, China, and renamed GUANG SHU


Fotoflite carries pics of a geared bulker by name Bernes, pictured 1976, but I don't know if it is your ship?

ruud
12th October 2006, 15:44
Ahoy,
Perhaps this one?Sorry the wrong Bernes,this one was built in 1995.Will try to find another.

janathull
13th October 2006, 09:06
Thanks Everyone. The Bernes pictured is the later one, I believe she was built in Japan. I belive the one I,m am after was involved in carrying sheep on deck from Freemantle to Jeddah at one stage if that is any good.
Regards to everyone,
janathull

Rennie Cameron
30th October 2006, 23:24
I believe a lot of Lithgow trial pix are possibly held by Burniston Photography in Greenock area. These trial pix were, from memory, taken by James Hall. I sailed on sister ship (I think). There were about four built around that time. All had Kincaid engines. Drawings etc are mostly held at Glasgow Archives and available as prints with prior arrangement and payment

janathull
5th November 2006, 07:46
Thanks for that Iwill give it a try. Sorry to be so long getting back but I,ve been rather busy.

Rennie Cameron
10th November 2006, 16:38
If you have a problem let me know. I have the contact details in the office. I also have to go there one of these days so I could sort it out I am sure. You shuld let me know if you have no luck. R

Thamesphil
10th November 2006, 17:25
Just a small correction and update to John Shaw's excellent history.

- Her last name was spelt GUANG SHUN.

- She was scrapped at the end of 2005, reportedly in China, though her original demo sale was to Bangladesh.

janathull
11th November 2006, 05:26
I am still having trouble getting a photo of her so if you have one it would be very much appreciated. When she was scrapped she was a good age, I,m surprised she kept going so long.
Thanks to you all.

clearway1
2nd November 2010, 17:39
Some details as follows:


the following is from the "clydebuilt" site

Launched 1972: BERNES
BERNESbuilt by Lithgows Port Glasgow,
Yard No 1185
Engines by JG Kincaid & Co Greenock/Burmeister & WainLast Name: GUANG SHUN-93
Previous Names: BOEM-89 / MARINA DI ALIMURI-80
Port of Registry: Shenzhen
Propulsion: Diesel:6cyl600mm) B&W 6K74EF type oil engine 10,600 bhp. 15 kts
Launched: Tuesday, 27 June 1972
Built: 1972
Ship Type: Bulk Carrier
Tonnage: 22901grt/ 14767nrt/ 32221dwt
Length: 585ft
Breadth: 89ft
Draught: 34ft
Owner History:

Jebsens(UK) Ltd
Italmare SpA Italy
Rubystar Sg Corp Greece
Guang Dong Sg Co China
Status: Active - 1993

Remarks:
Previous update by Stuart Cameron

27.6.1972 Launched for Harrisons (Clyde)Ltd., (Tenax SS etc, managers)
29.12.1972 Completed for Nile Steamship Co Ltd., (same managers.
1973: Managers restyled as Jebsens (UK) Ltd. 1980: Sold to Italmare SpA, Italy, and renamed MARINA DI ALIMURI. (O.N. 108)
. 1989: Sold to Rubystar Shipping Corp., (Aegeus Shipping SA, managers), Greece, and renamed BOEM
. 1993: Sold to Guang Dong Shipping Company Ltd., Shenzhen, Guang Dong Provence, China, and renamed GUANG SHU


Fotoflite carries pics of a geared bulker by name Bernes, pictured 1976, but I don't know if it is your ship?
hi ,john just wanted to find out about tenax ss. Iwas on baynes&binsnes 1970/71 managed under tenax,have lost my old seamans book with the dates and was wandering if there are any company records of said tenax and history or do I go down the jebsens route? best regards clearway1

BillH
2nd November 2010, 19:37
hi ,john just wanted to find out about tenax ss. Iwas on baynes&binsnes 1970/71 managed under tenax,have lost my old seamans book with the dates and was wandering if there are any company records of said tenax and history or do I go down the jebsens route? best regards clearway1
There is a book "JEBSENS" by W.J.Harvey published 2005 by the World Ship Society detailing the company and their numerous fleets


Kristian Jebsen Rederi purchased Tenax Steam Ship Company Ltd., early in the 1950’s from Young, Muir Ltd., to become a British subsidiary located at 9, Basinghall Street, London. It remained dormant until 1963. 1972: Restyled as Biovale Ltd. 1973: Restyled as Jebsens UK Ltd.

7221483
BERNES (2) (1972 - 1980) Brimnes class
22,901g. 14,767n. 32,738d. 585’ 0” (BB) x 89’ 1” x 33’ 11” oa.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (740 x 1,600mm) B&W 6K74EF type oil engine, manufactured by J. G. Kincaid & Company Ltd., Greenock. 10,600bhp. 15 kts.
Bulk carrier with five 15-ton cranes capable of operating grabs carried aboard.
1972: Ordered by Tenax Steamship Company Ltd., from Lithgows (1969) Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No. 1185).
27.6.1972: Launched for Harrisons (Clyde) Ltd., (Tenax Steamship Company Ltd., managers), London.
29.12.1972: Completed for the Nile Steamship Company Ltd., (Biovale Ltd., managers), London. (O.N. 358726).
1973: Managers restyled as Jebsens (UK) Ltd.
1980: Sold to Italmare SpA, Italy, and renamed MARINA DI ALIMURI. (O.N. 108).
1989: Sold to Rubystar Shipping Corp., (Aegeus Shipping SA, managers), Greece, and renamed BOEM.
1993: Sold to Guang Dong Shipping Company Ltd., Shenzhen, Guang Dong Provence, China, and renamed GUANG SHUN.
2005: Renamed SHU for delivery voyage to Bangladesh for demolition.
26.10.2005: Arrived at Chittagong, Bangladesh.