Mediterranian pre City of Istanbul

mikekhh
27th August 2016, 11:13
Crew Lists – Mediterranian pre City of Istanbul
Please add any Crew Lists or individual names and dates you may have to this thread.
Thanks and Cheers
Mike

Brief History
Launched 26 July 1968
Completed October 1968
Builders Henry Robb Ltd., Leith
Engined Mirrlees National Ltd., Stockport
Engine Details Single acting 4 stroke 6 cylinder oil fired engine to a controllable pitch propeller
Sisters Athenian (City of Valetta)
She was a later development of the C/o Corinth class
She was the last vessel built for Ellerman and Papayanni, and although following the company’s style the curious spelling of her name gave rise to a number of wry comments
First Master was SM Threlkeld
1974 renamed City of Istanbul
1978 sold to Gracechurch Line Shipping Ltd., Newcastle
Renamed Fenchurch
1983 sold to Angelopoulos & Sarlis, Greece
Renamed Pelor
1993 renamed A.M.Spiridon
September 2003 renamed Sara
08 January 2011 broken up by Gemi Yan Sanayi at Aliaga

European Officers and POs On Board: 16 December 1968
Master: SM Threlkeld
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: J. Bell
3rd Officer: D. Burke
Ch. Engineer: D. Lucy
2nd Engineer: JM Davies
3rd Engineer: H. Chapman
4th Engineer: D. Walsh
Ch. Steward: A. Wise
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 19 March 1969
Master: SM Threlkeld
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: J. Bell
3rd Officer: P. Steele
Ch. Engineer: D. Lucy
2nd Engineer: JM Davies
3rd Engineer: A. Corlett
4th Engineer: D. Walsh
Ch. Steward: J. MCGowan
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 15 September 1969
Master: SM Threlkeld
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: J. Bell
3rd Officer: P. Steele
Ch. Engineer: RC Griffiths
2nd Engineer: JM Davies
3rd Engineer: M. McKenna
Extra 3rd Engineer: D. Walsh
Ch. Steward: A. Davies
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 17 December 1969
Master: SM Threlkeld
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: K. Steven
3rd Officer: P. Adams
Ch. Engineer: S. Kettley
2nd Engineer: JM Davies
3rd Engineer: M. McKenna
Extra 3rd Engineer: D. Walsh
Ch. Steward: A. Davies
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 01 June 1970
Master: SM Threlkeld
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: J. Summers
3rd Officer: G. Williams
Ch. Engineer: RC Griffiths
2nd Engineer: WD Thompson
3rd Engineer: FC Williams
Extra 3rd Engineer: D. Walsh
Ch. Steward: J. McGowan
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 01 September 1970
Master: RO Jones
Chief Officer: J. MacEwan
2nd Officer: J. Summers
3rd Officer: R. Howell
Ch. Engineer: RC Griffiths
2nd Engineer: T. Steel
3rd Engineer: F. Formstone
4th Engineer: B. Wheatley
Ch. Steward: B. Usher
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 01 March 1971
Master: RO Jones
Chief Officer: K. Steven
2nd Officer: RW Nelson
3rd Officer: TR Niven
Ch. Engineer: RC Griffiths
2nd Engineer: T. Steel
3rd Engineer: R. Stukley
4th Engineer: B. Wheatley
Ch. Steward: J. O’Neill
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 30 December 1971
Master: RO Jones
Chief Officer: K. Steven
2nd Officer: R. Taylor
3rd Officer: A. Chapman
Ch. Engineer: J. Prentice
2nd Engineer: T. Steel
3rd Engineer: R. Stukley
4th Engineer: MA Holme
Ch. Steward: G. Lewis
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 04 April 1972
Master: RO Jones
Chief Officer: K. Steven
2nd Officer: P. Steele
3rd Officer: A. Chapman
Ch. Engineer: RC Griffiths
2nd Engineer: T. Steel
3rd Engineer: R. Stukley
4th Engineer: MA Holme
Ch. Steward: G. Lewis
Bosun: W. Binns

European Officers and POs On Board: 25 April 1973
Master: R. Jones
Chief Officer: CJ Trinnick
2nd Officer: PC Williams
3rd Officer: TR Niven
Ch. Engineer: G. Smith
2nd Engineer: T. Steel
3rd Engineer: M. Horne
4th Engineer: J. Glass
Ch. Steward: J. O’Neill

Tony Drury
18th September 2016, 19:31
Was on the Istanbul for a couple of trips in 75 as a 3rd Mate. Was different from the City Line Boats. Joined at Greenwich Deep water and things only got better. Some HUGE beer can pyramids, the gut in Valletta ........... Izmir....... Seem to remember the steward was called Alice and he was something of a ships fitting

Ron Stringer
18th September 2016, 21:07
Crew Lists – Mediterranian pre City of Istanbul

She was the last vessel built for Ellerman and Papayanni, and although following the company’s style the curious spelling of her name gave rise to a number of wry comments.

What was curious about the spelling, Mike? I'm curious to know.

JoeQ
19th September 2016, 01:47
What was curious about the spelling, Mike? I'm curious to know.


Mediterranean as in Mediterranean Sea is with and Ean at the end. Papayanni ships all had an Ian at the end, so correct spelling for the company but wrong spelling for the sea.

I was 3rd mate on her in about 1974/75

Richard Winchester
6th January 2019, 11:54
I was 3/O when she drydocked in West India Dock, one day Michael Palin and Terry Jones turned up to film Tomkinsons School days the pilot for Ripping yarns if you look closely you can see Bul above Michael's head in the model club sketch

Tim Gibbs
22nd January 2019, 12:01
Crew Lists – Mediterranian pre City of Istanbul.........
She was not dissimilar to the "S" class but with a non-reversing version of their engines and slower turning generator engines. The CP propeller wasn't entirely successful in stopping a repeat of the Salerno drydock gate type incident however. I think it was about 1973, Dickie Jones was manoeuvring into Ashdod(?) with his usual panache but when he put the prop astern approaching the quay, the crankpin rings in the prop hub broke and he ended up with two blades going ahead and two astern. Net result - a lot of thrashing of water to no effect (Cloud) Fortunately the damage was confined to bumps and scrapes and some dirty underpants.
This was the time of the start of the terrorist attacks on Israeli aircraft and so all hold cargo had to be put into a decompression chamber for a couple of days before being allowed onto the aircraft. Tom Gill was the superintendent sent out to fix it and to save time it was decided that the two new crankpin rings should be taken as his hand baggage.
They weighed 20/30Kg each so I think it was this that must have lengthened his arms that improved his golf swing in later years(LOL)