hi to all you ex seamen

18th September 2005, 14:16
hi, i would just like to introduce myself i sailed on norwegian ships from 1965 to about 1972 "mv balkis" "mv borgilla" "mv bolsta" "mv tom stromer" "mv essi flora" "mv lysefjell" just wondering if any old crew are on board Ships Nostalgia. cheers for now john simpson.

18th September 2005, 15:19
Welcome to SN John

18th September 2005, 16:24
Welcome johnny to the site. you are now amongst the sea loving fraternity, enjoy the site.

19th September 2005, 00:28
Ahoy Johnny,
Welcome @ SN
Just found one of your "old ships", the Essi Flora, maybe you do have a better looking?
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A bulk carrier, on the left of the photograph, is safely guided into the Manchester Ship Canal at Eastham. The M.V. 'Essi flora' was a bulk carrier completed in 1959 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerk GmbH, Emden. Later, in 1964, the ship was converted into a chemical tanker and continued as a tanker until being broken up in 1995. This and many other tankers would visit the various petrochemical installations situated on the Ship Canal, either to deliver or collect liquid cargoes. The vessel already coming through the lock on the right is the M.V. 'Shevrell'. Built in 1954 and originally named the M.V. 'Haaksbergen', it was sold in 1958 to a British owner and renamed the M.V. 'Fernfield'. It got the name 'Shevrell' when it was sold in 1971 to a company in Ireland. It went through one more owner change in 1972, when it became known as the M.V. 'Coudres De L'Ile'. It came to an unhappy end in 1988, when it was involved in a collision with an oil tanker and sank.
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Coudres de L'Ile - Quebec, Canada
The coastal class general cargo vessel Coudres de L'Ile is seen in this photograph as she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of August 10th, 1985. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal and was approaching lock 3 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
She was built in Waterhuizen, Holland in 1954 by Gebr. van Diepen and entered service under the name Haaksbergen. In 1958 she was sold and renamed Fernfield by a British based company and in 1971 she was again sold to James Tyrrell Ltd. of Ireland who applied the name Shevrell. Entreprise de Navigation de L'Ile Inc., Quebec purchased her in 1972, renamed it Coudres de L'Ile and brought her to Canada for service in the St. Lawrence River and Seaway system as well as along the shores of Eastern Canada.
On June 15th, 1988 while she was enroute from Sept-Iles, Quebec to Cote Ste. Catherine, Quebec loaded with scrap metal she met the eastbound bulk carrier Algowest off Les Escoumins, Quebec in dense fog. Algowest was loaded with wheat from Thunder Bay and she was heading for Baie Comeau to discharge.. At around 06:00 the two vessels collided nearly head on and within minutes Coudres de L'Ile sank in around 100 feet of water off Pointe au Boivert, Quebec. No salvage was attempted.
Algowest, significantly larger, sustained only minor damage and was able to proceed to Baie Comeau to discharge her cargo. Repairs were done at wharf 10 in Welland which is located on the Welland Canal. Of the Coudres de L'Ile's 10 crew, 9 were rescued by by the crew of Algowest while the 10th, the ship's cook was missing and later presumed drowned with the ship.

Doug Rogers
19th September 2005, 01:43
Welcome aboard, enjoy all the site has to offer...and any questions just ask.

Kenneth Morley
19th September 2005, 06:19
Hi Ruud. I was wondering if you have the TV station that is involved in making the film about the PAMIR. Our reunion here in New Zealand is coming up and this would be a great topic. Thanks again for your help. Kenneth M.

Jan Hendrik
19th September 2005, 06:31
I presume you have a copy of "The last Sailing ship" by Heinrich Hauser, who describes a 110 days voyage of the Pamir in 1930.
Hereby the front cover of the Dutch version.

19th September 2005, 08:08
Ahoy Kenneth,
Yes I have those German channels[ARD&ARTE],we do have cable tv and as said I will make a copy, and for those who are interested and want to have it, I'll burn it on DVD.So at that time I will make an announcement, here on SN.By the way I'm not going commercial or in "bizznizz", so this will be a free copy.