M V Temple Main

22nd August 2007, 19:57
Hi everyone need some help for my family tree please, does anyone have any information about the Temple Main, or sail on her in 1955-1964?
Thanks again Sheila.

K urgess
22nd August 2007, 20:41
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Sheila.
If you can't find anything in the forums and gallery I'm sure someone will help soon. Meawhile enjoy the site.

fred henderson
22nd August 2007, 20:49
A warm welcome Sheila. I am sure that some of our members will be able to assist.


Steve Woodward
22nd August 2007, 20:52
Welcome to SN Sheila, check out the cargo ship photos there is one of her in there.
Steve W

23rd August 2007, 00:13
Welcome from Lancashire Sheila.

I hope you enjoy the site.



23rd August 2007, 05:22
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Temple Main Built By Caledon at Dundee and launched 22.11.57
Changed name to Irini in 1969 then Spirit in 1984. Broken up at Gadani Beach on 08.06.84

23rd August 2007, 08:12
Welcome aboard from the Philippines Sheila. Enjoy this great site has to offer

23rd August 2007, 08:55
Ahoy Sheila,
8,005 tons gross.
This single-screw cargo motorship was been handed over to the Temple Steamship Co.Ltd by the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.Ltd.
Her principal particulars were: length 458'3" breadth moulded 58'6", depth to shelterdeck 37'9" and draught 26'11".
She carried a DWT of 19,405 tons of a load draught of 26'11".
Her propelling machinery, constructed by Vickers-Armstrong,Barrow, consisted of a Doxford diesel 2SA 4Cy. 600x2320mm developing 3,300 bhp at about 108 r.p.m. and giving her a service speed of 12 knots.The ship had three bipod masts.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1394/templemain1958mediumxv3.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=templemain1958mediumxv3.jpg)

23rd August 2007, 11:38
Greetings Sheila and welcome. Bon voyage.

24th August 2007, 19:55
Hi everyone, to Ruud and gdynia i would like to thank you for your information it was extremely enlightening. And a big thank you to everyone who so kindly welcomed me on board.
Regards Sheila.

Bruce Carson
25th August 2007, 21:07
A belated welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Sheila.
It's good to see our members have provided you with the information you needed.

Bruce C

25th August 2007, 22:32
Welcome Shiela
Have a great voyage, enjoy the memory,s. Cheers(Thumb)

Ian on the Beach
7th October 2014, 17:15
Yes I sailed on the Temple Main in 1962, it was my first trip, who is it you know that sailed on the Temple Main.

Brian 'O
29th April 2015, 15:26
I joind the temple main in south shields in 1962 we had a colligan in the missisippi and was in dry dock for 5 weeks then we sailed to new Zealand then to aus but I cant remember where we came home to would love to find out where we docked by the way I was 4 th engineer what a great ship the chief engineer was mr Crosby great block