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GOODWILL MERCHANT 1962

Ahoy,
On request of Allan Besant, here the Goodwill Merchant, built 1962.Details will follow below.

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Ahoy Allan, here more details/piccie:


Translation data Dutch-English:
Naam-Name
Bouwjaar-Year of Built
Roepletters-Call Sign
IMO nr-IMO
Maatschappij-Company
Werf-Wharf
BRT-BRT
DWT-DWT
L.o.a. x br. x holte-LOA x B x D
Aandrijving-Engine
Vermogen-Power
rpk-bhp
Knopen-Speed kn
Bijzonderheden-Details.
In this case:
Te water als GOODWILL MERCHANT*
Op 18 januari 1976 op een rots gelopen ten Westen van Fair Isle[1 van de Shetlandeilanden] en verloren gegaan, bemanning werd met een helicopter van boord gehaald.
Pos: 60°00\\\'NB en 01°21\\\'WL
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Launched as GOODWILL MERCHANT*
On 18 january 1976 struck a rock westerly of Fair Isle[1 of the Shetland Isles] and was lost, the crew was taken from the vessel safely by a heli.
Position: 60°00\\\'N- 01°21\\\'W
 

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The actual wreck site was on the Ness of ireland which is on the west of the Mainland of Shetland. Cargo was everything from cars to kit houses, if I remember she was on charter to Shetland Line on regular run from Grangemouth to Lerwick.
Also in the cargo was a consignment of Heinekin beer for local bond supplier. This caused a lot of interest from HM Customs & Excise at the time. Photo of wreck can be found on http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk and a description of the dive site on www.mvhalton.co.uk/shet/index.htm.
 

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Ahoy Allan,
Glad to be able,helping you out with the wanted info/pix,it is my pleasure.
Frank:I don't know if she was a regular caller at Preston, went myself a few times with some Stella's[Procyon etc.] in that area[Lerwick].
lochluichart: Thanks for showing us the link to the Shetland Museum, lots of interesting items.
 

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Ruud,
when you were in Preston, did you ever visit the Steamer or The New Ship

Frank
 

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Ahoy Frank,
Yeah I remember the New Ship Inn, also comes in my mind the Mighty Muldoons, I believe I\'ve seen/been in all pubs, whenever there was time to go ashore. LoL
Cos always had some money to spend, made by business[Tabacco-Rolling Papers-Booze]
 

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Frank, Yes, she was regular trader with containers from Ireland to Preston and Garston for most of her existance. She was built in 1962 by E.J.Smit, Westerbroek,Holland. Owned by A.C.Hoff of Rotterdam, 468 g.t; 12 knots, 196.8x33.7x12.8 feet. All the best, Charley.
 

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As a young third mate in 1963, I sailed on the "IONIC FERRY" between Preston and Larne/ Belfast , and I seem to remember that the "Goodwill Merchant" was on charter to Atlantic Steam Navigation ( Transport Ferry Service) who were the
operators of that service.
Although it's a long time ago , I think she may also have had a sister ship called the "Goodwill Trader" on the same run.

Cheers
 

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