BOWRING S.S Co.

tanker
6th April 2008, 13:48
TRINCULO:Swan Hunter built 1957-INCU 72-BU Shanghai 27-11-72.
Gp

tanker
6th April 2008, 13:58
Here the sho of her in 1960.

kjsheppard
26th May 2015, 11:02
Hi The MS Trinculo was a bulk carrier of 11205 gross tons, registered in London. I was a first trip junior on her. Sailed from Barry dock Dec. 1970 loaded iron ore in Canada and returned to Barry in Jan '71 where I paid off.

Erimus
26th May 2015, 16:11
Technically an ore carrier she was part of our (BISCOre/BSC), then medium sized, fleet along with the Denholm 'Duns' /RS Dalgliesh Pennyworth etc......a good workhorse on a rough trade....always nice Masters.

geoff

james hansell
26th May 2015, 17:41
Trinculo was a bulk carrier. I sailed on her in 1963 J O S. Jim Hansell.

Erimus
26th May 2015, 18:08
Trinculo was a bulk carrier. I sailed on her in 1963 J O S. Jim Hansell.

...........and I was her Port agent from 1960 and then her Head Office scheduler till she left our fleet in the 70's.......but we both know she wasn't a tanker James!

cheers

geoff

geoff. foxton
26th May 2015, 19:41
I was on her 3/8/62 - 13/10/62 as JOS and again 26/11/65 - 27/12/65 as EDH
Enjoyed both trips, good crew and also a good feeder.
Geoff.

Ray Mac
27th May 2015, 09:34
Sailed on the Knob Lake 61,usa coast six months.

trireme789
27th May 2015, 10:42
M.V. Prospero,galley boy 1964,ten month voyage paid off in Smiths Dock,several double DRs were given,not me.

DURANGO
16th June 2015, 18:04
M.V. Prospero,galley boy 1964,ten month voyage paid off in Smiths Dock,several double DRs were given,not me.
I was ab in her in 1963 Philadelphia for grain and back , she was converted from a tanker the regent springbok where did you go in her regards .

twin
16th June 2015, 19:37
abt the knob lake what was the trip she was doing from sept iles
i am living at sept iles for the last 63 years and i saw the mv sept iles , ruth lake , knob lake and all the bisco vsl loading at iron ore company of canada berth 1 during the years 60 and 70
harold

trireme789
17th June 2015, 11:03
I was ab in her in 1963 Philadelphia for grain and back , she was converted from a tanker the regent springbok where did you go in her regards .

Three trips up the Great Lakes,then loaded coal in Norfolk V.A. for Rio De Janeiro,caught up in a dockers strike there for many weeks,during the Mardi Gras,good times.
Finally to Argentina to load grain for Germany,via The Azores for bunkers,and paid off in Smiths drydock in North Shields.

DURANGO
17th June 2015, 12:37
I should have stayed with her many weeks in Rio in the 60,s great place

12548
24th August 2015, 01:01
M.V. Prospero,galley boy 1964,ten month voyage paid off in Smiths Dock,several double DRs were given,not me.

Hi
Did you ever come across a Captain by the name of Anthony F Waight ?
Just Curious that all!
Cheers

trireme789
24th August 2015, 10:12
The old mans surname was Jarvis,but he went home on leave after 6 months or so,not sure who his relief was.He did however rejoin before the end of the trip,and was present to dish out the DRs,(as he promised he would).

NormHewitt
29th January 2016, 16:17
Hi

I'm researching Prospero particularly her three visits to Smith's where my father worked on her as an engine fitter. The dates he has in his log show Prospero was at North Shields Feb 15 and Mar 16 1962, May 17 1964. If there's anyone out there who remembers her in Smith's, I'd be grateful for any information eg - work carried out on her.

Thanks

Norm Hewitt

scossie
30th January 2016, 04:52
My First trip as a Jun/Eng on the mv.Trinculo was in 1959...Loved it....Happy Daze..Joe

john hardy
30th January 2016, 05:46
did one trip on the trinculo, shields/nouadibou/Birkenhead some time in 1971, jnr.eng. doxford with steam auxiliaries from memory.

Calsatch
28th September 2016, 16:24
Hi Norm
She was in to be converted from a tanker Regent Springbok to a Bulk Carrier, she had a pumproom put in midships and 1 1/2" Plates riveted to the main deck. 4 holds fitted with steam winches and derricks. huge transformation.
Joined her for routine docking 1966.

Erimus
28th September 2016, 17:50
I won't argue about it being ore or bulk again..had her plans ( alongside Pennyworth) on my bedroom wall for many years! CTB had habit of naming their own vessels after Shakespeare characters,which is where she got her name.

They also had Regent Lion/Regent Caribou/Regent Tiger in name swaps.

geoff

Calsatch
2nd October 2016, 14:48
Dear Geoff
You are absolutely right of course,she was an ore carrier. The later vessel of the same name was a bulk Carrier later than the Stephano. The picture above shows her as a typical ore carrier, bit bigger than Denholm's Orey Boats. She had air conditioning in the saloons, but the saloons were above or around the boiler room, so it was a struggle.

Erimus
2nd October 2016, 15:32
Seem to remember a decent Dining Room with lots of polished timber?

Sizewise she did come between ,say the Ormsary of Denholms @ 8800 tons and using same owners Dunadd @14300 tons. The Master was almost always the same one,although since I was last onboard in 1964 cannot remember his name. Unlike other Captains when advising cash needs for crew change would specify x number of pennies, so many threepenny bits etc.etc...the others would just say 'we want xxx round pounds for the article change'! He could also add up a long column of mixed figures in a precise manner.....he did this in the BISCOre Middlesbrough office once, to the surprise of our accountant and Captain Rolf Pederson of the Mesna...

geoff

scossie
3rd October 2016, 03:19
...........and I was her Port agent from 1960 and then her Head Office scheduler till she left our fleet in the 70's.......but we both know she wasn't a tanker James!

cheers

geoff

Looks like we 3 new it was an ore carrier...My first trip was in 1959..Great experience it was....Jun/Eng.... Capt Pedessen...I was set up to go to the Chief Steward and ask for a case of beer..(Nieve) an ugly little fat scot 1 st Eng dobbed me in to the Capt....My first and last sucker fest....Cheers....(*))

Erimus
3rd October 2016, 03:38
That's it...two Captain Pedersons....which is why Mesna Captain was in conversation!
Cheers

Geoff