Ships Nostalgia banner
Athen

Athen

Launched by the Southeastern Shipbuilding Co, Savannah, Georgia (Yard No AV14) as Solid Sinnet in 1945 but completed by Tampa Shipbuilding for the French Government as Faulne this C1M-AV8 vessel became Serene Med in 1965 before being re-named Athen in 1972.

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,027 Posts
Are you certain that she was a Hellenic Lines ship?
from 65-72 she was Serene Med whose colours were grey hull and yellow funnel.
In 72 she became Athen owned (according to Miramar) by Symphonia Sg Co Ltd, Famagusta under the Cypriot flag.
I don't recall Hellenic Lines flagging out their ships under the Cyprus flag and also I think it would be highly unlikely that they would buy an aging C1-M-AV1 in 1972. As Serene Med she had MED LINE written on her side. Maybe it is the reamins of this that you can see.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,864 Posts
Hi graham_t, Many thanks indeed for this comment. The information I received about her came from a normally very reliable source but clearly in this instance there is the error of her former name, which you note was Serene Med NOT Secure Med. Your information from Miramar is almost certainly correct so I will alter the details accordingly. Derek
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,400 Posts
+Agree with Graham. Though Hellenic did own a couple of this type. She's definitely not an Hellenic job . They did have a ship with a similar name , think it was ' ATHENE' but she was '54 built and E/B amids.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,064 Posts
Athen - Cargo Vessel - Launched as Solid Sinnet 1945 at Savannah USA but completed at Tampa as Faulne in 1946.
ID Number:5030751 - Gross Tonnage:3805 - Deadwright:6227 - LOA:103.2 Metres - Beam:15.2 Metres.

Sold 1965 renamed Serene Med - 1972 renamed Athen.

Broken up at Castellon, Spain 1980.

Regards
Keith
 

·
Premium Member
Bank Line ships 1953 to 1968, Apprentice to Master
Joined
·
1,485 Posts
Apparently Bank Line had two C-1 "Hickory" ships operating in the late 1940s similar to this one that were engaged in the West Coast South America trade from Calcutta. Is anyone able to identify these ships and their actual time under Weir management?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,864 Posts
I'm grateful to all who have contributed to the background information concerning this ship. Looks like I am going to have to find a new source for my information and sack the present in***bent. Derek
 

Media information

Category
Cargo vessels
Added by
DLongly
Date added
View count
343
Comment count
6
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top