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Old 13th March 2006, 14:27
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Hain ships missing

Hi everyone, I am looking for information on the final fate of two Hain SS ships: the 1961-built "Trefusis" which was last reported in 1981 under the name "Evia" as trapped at Basrah due to the Iran-Iraq war,
and the 1949-built "Trelyon" which was last reported in 1974 as the "Hua Shan" sailing under the Chinese flag.

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Old 13th March 2006, 14:56
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Hi everyone, I am looking for information on the final fate of two Hain SS ships: the 1961-built "Trefusis" which was last reported in 1981 under the name "Evia" as trapped at Basrah due to the Iran-Iraq war,
and the 1949-built "Trelyon" which was last reported in 1974 as the "Hua Shan" sailing under the Chinese flag.

Many thanks in advance!
Aristo

Trefusis: renamed Strathteviot in 1975 renamed Evia(Greek) in 1978 detained in Basarah in 1980

Treylon: renamed Yunglutaton in 1963 renamed Hu Shan(China) in 1974 since broken up

A full history of the Hain Fleet can be found at
www.botacquaintances.co.uk/Hain_history.html
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Old 13th March 2006, 15:40
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A full history of the Hain Fleet can be found at
www.botacquaintances.co.uk/Hain_history.html
An excellent source indeed, however it lacks the final story of those two ships.

Trefusis/Evia must have left Bashrah at some point or scrapped on the spot. In a similar case, the trapped STEEL TRADER (former SAMARIA of Cunard) was not erased from Lloyd's Register until 1991.
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Old 13th March 2006, 16:01
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Ive often wondered about the Trefusis, as far as I'm aware she is still rusting away on/in/under the Shatt al Arab! I sailed on her about 1973, a one off for Hains as she was Chinese crewed all the others were British crewed.I believe she was changed to Chinese during the seamans strike in the 60's.She had one sister the Trebartha,

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Old 13th March 2006, 16:19
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I believe that some of the Iraqi wrecks were cleared several years ago, whilst others remain. Since all of the ships were declared losses and abandoned by owners, there is no documentation to say what was cut up and removed and what remains.

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Old 13th March 2006, 16:24
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An excellent source indeed, however it lacks the final story of those two ships.

Trefusis/Evia must have left Bashrah at some point or scrapped on the spot. In a similar case, the trapped STEEL TRADER (former SAMARIA of Cunard) was not erased from Lloyd's Register until 1991.
Aristo

Ive searched our Computer onboard and for Trefusis it still says detained at Bashrah could possibly be a hulk now
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Old 13th March 2006, 16:34
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Just had a look a google earth and some of the Iraqi wrecks can be clearly seen:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=30.54...6737&t=k&hl=en

If you scroll left you come accross the wreck of what appears to be an old cargo liner from the 50s/early 60s. Bit of a long shot, but could that be it?
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Old 13th March 2006, 17:46
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A photo of Trefusis can be found at following
http://www.mowbars.plus.com/Pictures/trefusis.html

The latest we have on her is she is a hulk at Basarah

Treylon we think was scrapped in ROC around 1991. Apparently she was used as a target for jet fighters from a article we found in a Hong Kong paper but not 100% certain.

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Old 14th March 2006, 09:14
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If you scroll left you come accross the wreck of what appears to be an old cargo liner from the 50s/early 60s. Bit of a long shot, but could that be it?
A real graveyard! Following the river I counted more than 15 ships half sunk there. Which one do you think might be the Trefusis/Evia?
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Old 14th March 2006, 12:36
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A real graveyard! Following the river I counted more than 15 ships half sunk there. Which one do you think might be the Trefusis/Evia?

If you continue 'up' the river there's a vessel lying half submerged close to the left bank. It's an old vessel with a three-quarter aft profile. However, looking at the pic posted of the Trefusis, it doesn't appear to be the same ship.

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Just had a look on Google earth, and could this ship be Trefusis?
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Old 14th March 2006, 17:41
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I,m sure thats not her Jim.

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Old 14th March 2006, 21:00
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I have to agree with Pilot mac, this wreck seems to be older.

What do you think about this one? It has three holds fore and two aft, like the Trefusis.
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I looked at that one and thought it much more likely to be Trefusis. (I could'nt save the image from google earth). I havnt looked any further down river yet.

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I also went down river wierd place,don't want to play "who spots more" but hunters did their job well,easy but good.
By zooming in I also noticed that there's many more buried under the mud and you can see just a funnel or sometime some structure.
even if tragic view it's fascinating in some way.
But what a waste as usual.
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Old 17th March 2006, 22:40
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Regarding "Trefusis", I have her being renamed "Horizon" and 9 September 1993 arrived Gadani Beach for breaking up, being beached on 12 September.
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Old 14th March 2008, 22:46
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i sailed on mv trefusis in 1965 we were on charter to deutch ost afrika line then safmarine the chief officers nickname was bo bo
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i sailed on mv trefusis in 1965 we were on charter to deutch ost afrika line then safmarine the chief officers nickname was bo bo
Would that have been around july in 1965 that you where in her .
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I have to agree with Pilot mac, this wreck seems to be older.

What do you think about this one? It has three holds fore and two aft, like the Trefusis.
Well, this one looks like she is about to sail...pilot boat or tug alongside!
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I remember BoBo - fond memories. He sailed with my Dad and I met him a few times when he was in port - either Manchester or Liverpool many years ago.
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Old 19th April 2012, 20:50
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EVIA General dry cargo. War constructive total loss.
1961. 10,028g. 5,581n. 14,499d. 154.92 x 19.89 x 9,384 metres.
Ex. Strathteviot-78. Trefusis-75.
Kodros Shipping Corp., ("Olistim" Navigation Company, managers), Greece.
20.8.1980: Arrived at Basrah from Havana.
9.1980: Detained in the Shatt Al Arab Waterway at the outbreak of hostilities. Subsequently abandoned.
26.7.1993: Towed out of Basrah.
Final destination not located
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