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Salerno pre City of Corinth
Salerno pre City of Corinth
Crew Lists – Salerno pre City of Corinth
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Launched 27 August 1965
Completed November 1965
Builders Henry Robb Ltd., Leith
Engined Mirrlees National Ltd., Stockport
Engine Details Single acting 4 stroke 6 cylinder Mirrlees oil fired engine
Sisters Salmo (pre City of Athens (IV)), Sorrento (pre City of Sparta (III))
Similar Silvio (pre City of Patras (I)), Sangro (pre City of Ankara (I))
Built as Salerno - the fifth ship to bear this name.
She was the first of the “S” class
Salerno entered service in December 1965 under the command of Capt. GG Needham, then aged 43. She could take on board general and containerised or palletised cargo as well as refrigerated containers. There were side loading doors, both port and starboard, for driving cargo straight into the tween decks. A bow thruster facilitated berthing. The 17 Officers and crew were all provided with single berth cabins
As an economy Mirrlees built 9 identical interchangeable engines for this class and Spero
She served on the Scandinavian then Mediterannean trades
15 December 1969 broke through the inner dock gate at A/S Horten Verft, Horten when the engine failed to go astern and caused heavy damage to the stern of a vessel under construction in the drydock, to the tug, Bebe and to the Salerno’s bows. The total cost of the damage was over two million Norwegian Krone
April 1970 damaged her rudder when she struck rocks in the Stockholm Archipelago
09 January 1973 handed over to Ellerman City Liners
30 June 1975 renamed City of Corinth
1978 sold to Perivale Maritime Incorporated, Monrovia
06 January 1978 delivered
Renamed Pyrgos Star
1981 sold to Pallada Marine Ltd., Cyprus
1986 sold to Medfleet Kavadas Ltd., Honduras with Gerasimos Kavadas & Brothers Shipping Co. S.A. as Managers
Renamed Lefkas Sun
1988 sold to Kiriaki Shipping Co. Ltd., St. Vincent with Gerasimos Kavadas & Brothers Shipping Co. S.A. as Managers
Renamed Kiriaki Li
March 1989 sold to Oyster Shipping Ltd., St. Vincent
1998 sold to Perkapalan Dai Zhune Sendirian Berhad, Kuching, Malaysia
Renamed Selamat Berjaya
June 2001 renamed Pertama
01 August 2006 at Chittagong waiting to be broken up
European Officers and POs On Board: 25 April 1973
Master: AA Gillis
Chief Officer: TB Fugill
2nd Officer: MS Bean
3rd Officer: JA Turner
Ch. Engineer: GG Barron
2nd Engineer: SB Cusworth
3rd Engineer: J. Leverton
Ch. Steward: WR Holcombe
[QUOTE=......15 December 1969 broke through the inner dock gate at A/S Horten Verft, Horten when the engine failed to go astern and caused heavy damage to the stern of a vessel under construction in the drydock, to the tug, Bebe and to the Salerno’s bows. The total cost of the damage was over two million Norwegian Krone......[/QUOTE]
I remember that incident well. There were a couple of miracles associated with it; 1) No one was killed. There had been a load of guys working the dock bottom not long before it happened. 2) The bottom damage to the ship was remarkably small ... considering! I think she continued in service for a while with a very rippled bottom before it was eventually repaired in Antwerp.
Never let anything mechanical know you are in a hurry.
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