HAPPY PIONEER – IMO :6410207
Built in 1964 by Lamont Port Glasgow - Yard No400 as the British effluent tanker SIR JOSEPH RAWLINSON.
GRT : 2258 / DWT : 2781
Dimensions : Overall Length 89.7m x BEAM 14.2m.
Twin screw diesel - 10 kts.
1964: SIR JOSEPH RAWLINSON (as built) : London County Council, London
1965: Sank on the 28 Sept after a collision with the hopper barge BLACK DEEP whit the barge was being towed by the tug DANUBE (237/46). The accident happened in the Thames Estuary in foggy conditions.
1966: Raised and reported as under tow inward bound for the River Thames , see passed Southend on 1 July 1966
1967: Arrived Rotterdam under tow during Sept 1967 (reported as having been sold and to be converted into a suction sand dredger)
1970: Converted into a dry cargo ship , new GRT : 1993
1970: HARBO : Atlas Shipping Co Ltd, Monrovia
1973: Converted into a heavy lift ship
1973: HAPPY PIONEER : Unicorn Shipping Co. Monrovia
1976: HAPPY PIONEER : Cia Naval Unicorn SA, Panama
1982: PACLOG GOLIATH : Pacific Offshore SA, Panama
1982: GOLIATH : Pacific Offshore, Panama
1986: Broken up at Kaohsiung
Seen here in Aug 1979 at Portland to collect HMS Scimitar, seen alongside with cradles on the deck of Happy Pioneer to receive Scimitar, for delivery to Hong Kong