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Johnston Warren.Br.grt 4,700.Single Screw.13 Knots.Nordseewerke.Emden.1939.ex Empire Kent.1947.ex Levante.1945.
· Date: Mon, 19 June 06 · Views: 609
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Tom Haywood

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Mon, 19 June 06 17:14

Oakmore, Johnston Warren. Br. 4,700 tons
Single screw m/v. 13 kts.
Nordseewerke, Emden 1939
ex Empire kent 1947
ex Levante 1945

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Tom Haywood
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Nick Jones
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Tue, 20 June 06 01:54

I stood by on this vessel in Liverpool as a junior electrician in 1969. What a ship, main engine was made by Krupp I believe. It had electric winches, which was a first for its day. From what I was told it had been sunk in either Bremen or Hamburg harbour as a blockade then raised after the war. You could still see the bullet holes in the funnel. The junior electricians cabin opened up straight onto the aft deck so I had to keep my door locked at night to avoid being woken up by the drunken engineers every night when they came back on board in search of beer.
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shipmate17
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Tue, 20 June 06 05:53

Hi chaps,
Thank you for all that info and stories.
cheers.
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cboots
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Tue, 27 June 06 04:10

She was around when I was serving my time in the Furness Withy group in the sixties and I have never seen a photo of her, so thanks to the poster.
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sudsy43
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Sat, 10 May 08 11:51

John Sudds
I sailed on the oakmore in 1960 its as nick jones says she was sunk during WW2 after the war she was refloated & bought by Furness Withy i sailed on her on two seperate occasions the first trip i went into hospital in cyprus to have my appendix out & came home DBS on another of the company ships i rejoined her a few months later & did two more trips down the meddy before i got itchy feet & moved on.
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brian111247

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Wed, 29 October 08 09:52

I remember this ship, in April '67 I had travelled down from Edinburgh to Liverpool to join the Tremayne and when I arrived dockside it was late at night plus it was a pea-souper. I spent half-an-hour looking for my ship and I just remember stumbling across the dark shape of the Oakmore, the tall funnel and the high masts. Brings back memories.
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captainiain
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Fri, 7 November 08 06:06

I WAS BOTH DECK APPRENTICE AND THIRD MATE ON THE GOOD SHIP OAKMORE AND INDEED WAS ON HER FOR HER FINAL VOYAGE TO THE BREAKERS AT AVILES IN NORTHERN SPAIN - 13TH. APRIL 1967.
SHE HAD INDEED BEEN SUNK TWICE DURING THE WAR.THE FIRST I BELIEVE BY GUNFIRE, BULLET HOLES AND BUCKLED PLATES FROM THE SUBSEQUENT FIRE STILL EVIDENT AND THE SECOND TIME AS A BLOCKSHIP IN THE RIVER WESER. WE SERVED ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC TIMBER TRADE AND THE BLACK SEA SERVICE OPERATED BY FURNESS WARREN LINE. AN OLD BUT HAPPY SHIP!
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CAPT.BOB

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Sat, 17 October 09 17:08

Don't forget that there was no ship's wheel, just a couple of buttons and the unwary would forget to press the opposite one to center the rudder causing the OW some concern.
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billelliot
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Mon, 3 February 14 05:56

i sailed on her to the black sea she could roll on grass ,we had a fire on two generators crossley two strokes one ran away and set fire to the switch board what a night i think the chief was a gordie but not too sure yes she was some ship .we did a trip to CANADA with two cars as our total cargo when we got to new foundland our cargo was lifted out with a grab white and black mess.
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