26th September 2005, 08:02
(*)) Hello to all!! Im wondering could anybody help me locate the where abouts of a ship called the Hawthorn or what happenend to her.My father used to be a crew member when she used to sail out of Dublin. The more I find out, the more I will update. Thank you. John

Doug Rogers
26th September 2005, 08:06
Welcome to the site John, I cant help you but I am sure that other members will most certainly come up with the goods for you.

26th September 2005, 08:31
Ahoy John,

Welcome aboard.
Do you mean Hawthorn from Liverpool or Irish Hawthorn, and was it a coaster?

26th September 2005, 11:02
Welcome John,you will soon get the answer from someone on this site, enjoy the site and all it has to offer.

Bob S
26th September 2005, 19:22
Hi John,

Do you mean the Hawthorn operated by S Williams Coe and Co Ltd?
Built 1967, 1025 grt. Might have a pic somewhere.

Bob S
2nd October 2005, 12:53
HAWTHORN operated by S Williams Coe and Co Ltd.
Outward bound passing Tilbury on the 12/05/83.
Registered in Liverpool.

2nd October 2005, 13:17
Built 1967 as ORTRUD MULLER,by Kremer Elmshorn,in 2004 named BLACKBIRD.

7th January 2006, 05:08
Thanks for the photograph Bob and to all the other replys regarding the Hawthorn (yes, an Irish coaster I berlieve), I'm sorry I was away for a while so couldn't reply sooner. I'm getting the photo checked out to see if this was the boat my father worked aboard. I will let you know. If you or anybody of your collegues have more photos or history (scrapped, istill in service etc.) I would love to have all the info.
Its my fathers 70th birthday soon and am trying to get a picture of the boat so I can frame it and mail to him at home in Ireland. Thanks again Bob and everyone else for their help, I'll stay in touch !!!!

7th January 2006, 06:21
Ahoy John,

She still is around, now called Smaragdi;

IMO number:6718142
Name of ship:SMARAGDI
Call Sign:D6DB8
Gross tonnage:1197
Type of ship:General Cargo Ship
Year of build:1967
Status of ship:In Service
Address:19, Kanellopoulon Street, Eleusis GREECE
Last update:10-10-2005

Here you can see her as Smaragdi:

7th January 2006, 07:01
Ahoy John,

And here as she was built as Ortrud Muller,I do hope that this will complete your Dad's birthday present,I do like her as Smaragdi,looking very smart.

7th January 2006, 07:10
Is RUUD a magician or what !!!! (Applause)

7th January 2006, 17:33

No I'm not!(*)) Just a matter of luck, and "some" searching around.(Thumb)

13th March 2006, 06:08
Thanks a million Ruud for your help. I printed out one of the "hawthorn" pictures and got it mailed home to my Dad just in time for his "PARTY". my Mother said he was very touched by it so thanks again.

John or johnm

13th March 2006, 07:06
Ahoy John,

Glad being able to help you, in your query, hope your Dad had a nice "PARTY"(Thumb)