Ships Nostalgia banner
TROUBADOUR

TROUBADOUR

Wilhelmsen's TROUBADOUR photographed during het sea trials. She was built 1954 by NDSM at Amsterdam and scrapped as SINKIANG at Kaohsiung in 1980. More here: https://www.sjohistorie.no/en/skip/30679/

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
41,200 Posts
.





IMO 5369425 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 143.7 / 134.1 x 18.8 mtr,
Cargo Gear Capacity : 19 Derrick - 1 x 25 t - 4 x 10 t - 8 x 5 t & 6 x 3 t SWL.
Reefer Compressor : 3 x 4 Cyl Drammens Jern R-12 Compressors.Direct Evaporation.Capacity 127.000 kcal/h & -20 °C Reefer Room.
Built in 1953 by Nederlandsche Dok & Scheepsbouw Maatschappij Amsterdam Nederland as " TROUBADOUR " for Wilh.Wilhelmsen Rederi A/S Oslo/Tønsberg Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 8.649 / 5.229 / 9.720.
Main Engine : NDSM Doxford 2T 6-Cyl Opposed Piston (725x2250 mm) - 7.500 bhp.

1971 Sold to John Swire & Sons Ltd London United Kingdom,renamed " SINKIANG ".
1973 Sold to Eggar Forrester (Holdings) Ltd (China Navigation Co. Ltd) London United Kingdom.
1976 Sold to China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd Liverpool United Kingdom
1977 Sold to China Navigation Co. Ltd, Hong Kong.
1977 Re-sold Taikoo Navigation Co. Ltd (John Swire & Sons Ltd) Hong Kong.

1980 BU Kaohsiung Taiwan.




.
(Thumb)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,250 Posts
I remember on one Blue Funnel voyage to the Far East, we were shadowed in virtually every port by the Troubadour. Sometimes we arrived first, sometimes we were arriving and she was leaving, so we got to know her quite well. We even drank in the same bars as her deck crowd. Got to say that the Scowegians did not hold their drink very well and fisticuffs sometimes broke out.
We were given to understand she was a poor feeder and was a "dry" ship.
I was interested to see that Brno says she was sold in 1976 to The China Mutual Steam Navigation Co, which was, to all intents and purposes Blue Funnel, but I can find no trace of her in fleet lists.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,092 Posts
My World Ship Society Wilhelmsen fleet list from 1978 has has the ship going from Eggar Forrester (Holdings) Ltd., London to China Steam Navigation Co, Ltd. 1. 1977, later that year owners became Taikoo Nav. Co. Ltd. Hong Kong.

No 1976, Mutual or Liverpool are mentioned. Whether the China Steam Navigation is the same company as the China Mutual Steam Navigation is unknown to me, but it does not sound likely from Bno's text.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
I believe Jardine owned Taikoo dockyard in the '60s and were Alfred Holt's agent in Hong Kong so I bet "Alfie" had a finger or two in that transaction.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Taikoo Dockyard was owned by John Swire and Sons (Butterfield and Swire were Holts's Hong Kong agents - a connection that goes back to the secondhalf of the 19th century). Below is an extract from "WikiSwire" http://wikiswire.com/wiki/Main_Page with details about Troubador/Sinkiang which confirms previous posts. Jardine Matheison was Indo China Steam Navigation Co, Swire was/is China Navigation Co - still operating but now based in Singapore.

June 1954. Delivered as "Troubadour" to Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Oslo. Sister of the ship "Toreador", same owner.

November 1971. Sold to John Swire & Sons. Renamed "Sinkiang III".

1973. The owners were now Eggar, Forrester (Holdings) Ltd., London. The vessel continued operating with CNCo, and managed by John Swire & Sons.

1976. Transferred to the Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd., Liverpool. The registered owner being the Blue Funnel Line-China Mutual S.N.Co., which then had a total of 19 ships - a mixture of Blue Funnel, Glen line, and one CNCo., now named "Sinkiang III".

1977. Ownership now changed to the Taikoo Navigation Co. Ltd. Hong Kong registration.

July 26th.1980 Arrived at Kaosiung. Breaking up commenced on Aug 22nd. 1980 by Long Jong Industry Co., Kaohsiung.
 

Media information

Category
Cargo vessels
Added by
Gijsha
Date added
View count
640
Comment count
8
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top