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IAN M



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PASSING THE BLUFF, DURBAN
· Date: Mon, 13 December 10 · Views: 345
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Keywords: SAMNESSE
Date photo was taken: 5 JANUARY, 1947
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roymuir

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Registered: February 2006
Location: Pampoolah, NSW.
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Mon, 13 December 10 15:45

G'day Ian, I found this info on the net.

Samnesse 02 08 10.43 Launched as SIMON B. ELLIOTT, lease lend to Britain
1943 SAMNESSE, MOWT (A. Holt & Co, Liverpool)
1947 EUMAEUS, China Mutual S.N.Co (A. Holt & Co) - British flag.
1952 GLENSHIEL, Glen Line Ltd, London- British flag.
1956 Requisitioned by MOT as store ship in Suez crisis.
1957 EURYADES, China Mutual S.N.Co.- British flag
1959 December changed from Glen Shiel to Euryades
1961 MARINE BOUNTY, Bounty Shpg.Co, Liverpool (Wheelock, Marden & Co, Hong Kong)- British flag
1962 Prestige Shpg.Co, Hong Kong.- British flag (same managers)
1964 Mercury Shpg.Co, Nassau.- British flag.
25.2.66 Aground at Hasieshan, China coast, broke in two, CTL.


EUMEAUS (3)/EURYADES (3) was built in 1943 by Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard at Maryland, USA with a tonnage of 7308grt, a length of 441ft 7in, a beam of 57ft and a service speed of 11 knots. Holt's acquired eight Liberty ships and the Eumaeus was launched as the Simon B. Elliott for the U.S.M.C. but completed for the Ministry of War Transport as the Samnesse with Alfred Holt & Co. as manager. She was purchased for the China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. in 1947 with whom she remained until March 1952 when she was transferred to Glen Line and eventually renamed Glenshiel. In 1957 she returned to China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. and was renamed Euryades. Four years later, in 1961, she was sold to Bounty Shipping Co. of Hong Kong who renamed her Marine Bounty. On 25th February 1966, during a voyage from Chingwantao to Singapore with a cargo of coal, she ran aground at Hasieshan in China. She was later refloated but was driven ashore again and broke her back after she was abandoned.


Regards, Roy.
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terence
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Registered: August 2005
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Mon, 13 December 10 19:06

she still had a long life roy
cheers
terry music man
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stan mayes
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Registered: July 2006
Location: Gravesend
Posts: 9,354
Mon, 13 December 10 20:01

I saw her quite often during the war when she made a few trips from
Tilbury to the Normandy beachheads and later when I was in Sampep
we were on the Tilbury -Antwerp service bringing Army tanks and vehicles
back to the UK.
Both Jumbo's were in constant use.
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