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Old 17th October 2008, 23:52
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Question Athelviking

Hello there. this is all very new to me, so please excuse any mistakes I make.
My grandfather, Egerton Martin, was captain of the Athelviking which was torpedoed off Halifax in 1945. He was one of four crew members who drowned. I think he was on another twe Athel ships which were also torpedoed during WW2, but on these occasions he was rescued. I belive one was the Athel Princess, but not sure about the other. Any information anyone has would be very welcome.
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Old 18th October 2008, 00:45
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Hello and a warm welcome ... have a look through my pages at
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Old 26th October 2008, 16:58
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Athelcreast (1940) and Athelcrest (1928)

As part of a larger project, I am trying to establish certain data concerning two of the four ATHELCRESTs.
First, with regard to the 1940-built ATHELCREST, I am looking for the deadweight tonnage, overall length, and loaded draught. This tanker only appeared in the 1940-41 edition of Lloyd’s Register book, and there is a good chance that the overall length and draught appeared in that.
Second, I am seeking the overall length (not registered length) of the 1928-built SCOTTISH HEATHER, which later became ATHELCREST and was broken up in 1954.
Any help with regard to any of the above would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 26th October 2008, 17:03
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Hello Roger ... please can you say if the information is not on my web pages? I will soon be in a position to answer more fully ... all the best, Raymond
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Old 26th October 2008, 21:30
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As part of a larger project, I am trying to establish certain data concerning two of the four ATHELCRESTs.
First, with regard to the 1940-built ATHELCREST, I am looking for the deadweight tonnage, overall length, and loaded draught. This tanker only appeared in the 1940-41 edition of Lloyd’s Register book, and there is a good chance that the overall length and draught appeared in that.
Second, I am seeking the overall length (not registered length) of the 1928-built SCOTTISH HEATHER, which later became ATHELCREST and was broken up in 1954.
Any help with regard to any of the above would be greatly appreciated.
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Roger Jordan
Hi Roger,

Been some time since we last met at Lloyd's. Take it the migration westward went well.

1940-41 LR as follows although not much help.

Athelcrest
6825g. 4046n. 6189 underdeck
426.3 x 59.3 x 34.2 feet P90' F33'
Lloyds War Loss only gives her gross at 6825.
Aruba-London with diesel. Sub 58.24N., 11.25W 36 crew - 30 missing
Derelict sunk by HMS ?

the ex Scottish Heather no better
442.0 x 57.0 x 33.8 feet. P107' F54'

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Bill
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Old 29th October 2008, 12:22
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I was on the athelknight 1960 and we had a mutiny in which six crew members got prison sentences.
about the grass monkey I had the grass monkey which we brought back to england it was a very eventful trip. If you need anymore info about this trip contac.
regards gmac
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Old 25th April 2009, 04:45
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There was a story going around many years ago about a tanker heading for the UK after a long voyage only for her to receive orders, after passing Gibraltar, to go to the USA.
The crew refused to work and this was rumoured to be the last mutiny on a British ship, if you discount the Globtik Venus

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Sebe < What about the crew of the Hopemount walking off in Le Harve in 58. I was one of them.
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Old 25th April 2009, 05:12
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Athel King?
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Old 12th May 2009, 00:26
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I Have the Sextant from the Athel King. Give me a price.
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Old 4th September 2009, 00:13
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Pictures of 'Athelbeach' 1950 and 'Athelking' 1950 attached, also fleetlist about 1955 from 'ABC of Ocean Tankers' (above 3000grt).
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Old 29th November 2009, 18:52
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I sailed on the Athel Crown as a 5th Engineer in 1966. Immingham to Cuba.
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Old 21st January 2010, 21:44
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Hi.

Im really new to this. I have just found my Fathers discharge book and he also served on the Athelviking from 41 to 44. His name was frederick Smith. Not sure if you have anything
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Old 21st January 2010, 22:16
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Hi Kate,

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Old 31st January 2010, 07:43
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hi there, I am in New Zealand and am trying to find out more about my birth father, Brian Walsh from Sussex, Isle of Wight. He was an Able Seaman who sailed on MV Athel Prince and Athel Princess around 1962. They were hauling phosphate from Nauru Island to ports around NZ. He dabbled as an amateur photographer, and his mother's name was Rose. Would anyone be able to help with any information at all about him? Many thanks Dean Butler
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Old 5th March 2010, 18:17
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I have been told, by Ted Finch, that there was an ATHELIA,
which appeared by name after WWII. Please does anyone know
of this vessel and its details? Ted wonders if it was a European barge?
There was also ATHELSPRITE, again, I would very much appreciate
any details on her ...
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Not sure when she was built but she appears to have been one of four molasses tankers operated by Nederland Melasse Handel Maatschappij NV along with PATRICIA, IDA and JOHANNA. The houseflag was similar to Athel's but had NMHM in the white rombus. ATHELIA was one of the first, if not the first, barge sailing under the red ensign. Her name whilst appearing appropriate is also a rather unfortunate medical condition.
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Old 5th March 2010, 21:24
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Thank you very much, I have a picture of her now, and some details; that now completes most of the information.
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Old 19th September 2010, 14:02
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Athel tankers

Can you help me to find black/white or colour paper prints of the Athel tankers?

In return I will give older black/white negatives of tankers and general cargo ships worldwide.

Brgds,
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Old 19th February 2011, 20:31
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Was on the Athel Crown when she was new in 1949,we were on the Cuba run Cienfuegos, and Jucaro,also Port Everglades when it was just small port no cruise ships
hi janbonde! i am looking into my family history and was wondering if my grandfather captain john roberts was the captain then and if you remember anything about him? thanks.
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Old 20th April 2011, 04:15
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Thank you for your kind comments, R58484956.
There are a few ships yet to finish off, as I have collected
and have been sent more details.
Best Wishes
Raymond
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treeve.

A bit late with this...

some details you may already have .. but here goes..


Athel Sultan
O.N. 183804
N.R.T. 5222.98
G.R.T. 9148
I.H.P. 5300
Hawthorne Leslie Doxford (Single Screw)


Athel Laird
O.N. 182481
G.T. 11149.89
N.T. 6517.17
Doxford. (Single Screw)


Athel Mere
O.N. 185502
N.R.T. 4023
G.R.T. 7523
I.H.P. 5050
Doxford (Single Screw)

All three were registered in Liverpool.
Have seen Athel web page. Mighty Job.

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David L.
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Old 9th October 2011, 01:31
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Hi everyone, i am trying to trace a Brian Walsh who was on the Athelprincess in 61 to 63 ,he was an A.B. on board. This ship sailed out of New Zealand for over 12 months. I have recently discovered photos of the ship and crew and would like to pass them on to him, He came from Sussex but could be anywere now. My e-mail is glynnhewitson@hotmail.co.uk
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Old 29th November 2011, 14:33
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Hi Lads,
Could anyone help me to get a pic off her or where i can find one. I was on her in the early sixties,running molasses. i don't think she was fit to carry anything else!!!!!!!
cheers,
Rab
Hi Rab,
I joined the Atheltemplar in July 64, at North Shields, as a junior ordinary seaman. We did the molasses (I can still smell the sickly sweet aroma) run around the Caribbean, and a run up the St Lawrence to load grain (after boxing in the strums) in Duluth Minnesota, for Hamberg.
I left her on New Years day 67 in Avonmouth.
Happy memories.
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Old 29th November 2011, 15:11
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M/V Athelmonarch

My Grandfather Frances Lawrence Grainger served on the MV Athelmonarch in 1938-39. In my research I have come across a picture of him abroad the ship with some of his friends. The note on the picture says "Taken aboard M/V Athelmonarch Port Said 27/7/39 Pal/Ted sitting in front of me" Frank is 3rd from left"

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Old 22nd January 2013, 21:22
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I sailed on Athelviscount in 1964. Joined Zeebrugge & paid off in Milford Haven. Did a trip to Aruba to load for Campana up the Parana river in Argentina.
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First trip to sea (SILVERCRAG) after four months I was releived by a ex.Athel Line engineer.He said if she as more than one scavenge fire a day I am not signing on.(I didn't no what a scavenge fire was?)
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