Elpenor

Fairfield
21st October 2004, 08:54
Taken in Glasgow in 1976 at the Meadowside berth now razed and has become an upmarket housing development.

Billy Brown
20th February 2006, 15:19
I joined this ship in Dublin as EDH on 28/12/73 and paid off a month later in Swansea. I thought she was a great ship and re-joined her in Amsterdam a week later!!
We signed on on 29/1/74 and went out East returning on 12/6/74 I had a great time with a great crowd. I then joned Antilochus as AB for a round the land job and paid off her on 15/7/74in Glasgow. I went home, or should I say, to the Mona, and the lads in there told me Elpenor was due to sail that day for the East so I went down to Gladstone Dock and there she was with Blue Peter flying. I went aboard and she was 1 AB short, someone hadn't turned up, so I signed on againreturning to Liverpool on18/11/74. What a great trip.
It was when we got home that I learned that most of Blueys British Fleet had been sold, we were all devastated to say the least.

ruud
20th February 2006, 16:27
Ahoy,



Elpenor (2)1954
1978 sold to Liberian owners,
renamed United Concord.
7,757

Here her younger sister:
Elpenor (1)1917
1935 transferred to Glen Line
renamed Glenfinlas.
1947 - 1950 reverted to Blue Funnel Elpenor,
1950 to Glen Line Glenfinlas,
1952 scrapped.
7,601
Courtesy by John Gardner for Hempel's Marine Paints S/A

Elpenor
16th October 2007, 12:18
Sailed on Elpenor as 7th, 6th, 5th, and 4th Engineer in the early 70's before going up for my Seconds Ticket, happiest ship I ever sailed on. Named my steam launch after her. ( www.elpenor.co.uk )

Jan Hendrik
16th October 2007, 15:12
Some repetition of earlier postings.
You may like to refer to following:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=2850&highlight=elpenor

BritTiger
1st July 2008, 04:45
Taken in Glasgow in 1976 at the Meadowside berth now razed and has become an upmarket housing development.

I made three trips on the M/V Elpenor, June 18 1958 to Oct 3rd 1958
Nov 11th 1958 to Feb 13th 1959, and March 10th 1959 to July 16th 1959.

I was the Captains "Tiger" on all voyages that I made on Elpenor.

I can honestly say this was one of the happiest ships that ever sailed the seas.

Any of my old ship mates out there I would be happy to hear from you.

Ernie (Taffy) Barrow. BritTiger22AT.AOL.Com

purserjuk
1st July 2008, 09:27
Transferred to Elder Dempster Lines Nov 1976 (name unchanged) and sold to become "United Concord" 24 June 1977.