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Old 26th September 2008, 12:53
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Early LNG Transporation

lucking for info and photo of ships in early LNG and gas transportation,
serve as master on cinderella ex jules verne untill 2003,
luking for: Aristotle, Beauvais, Ben Franklin, Charm Junior, Esso Portovenere, Euclides, Pythagore, Sanko Ethylene Maru, Sant Jordi, and El Paso ships Columbia-Consolidated-Cove Point-Paul Kayser
any help very welcome
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Old 26th September 2008, 19:50
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Hi,
take it you have seen 2 photos I posted in gallery re, the Cast Osprey, which also feature El Paso Sonatrach? Not very good or, meaningful pictures perhaps.

Jimmy.
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Old 26th September 2008, 20:06
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According to Wikipedia the Methane Princess was the first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_Princess

Pictues of her on photoship.
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Old 26th September 2008, 21:24
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It was actually the Methane Pioneer that was the first.
Methane Princess & Progress were early 60's
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Old 26th September 2008, 22:36
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I seem to remember they ran between Algeria and Canvey Island.
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Old 26th September 2008, 22:58
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Try the following thread
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showth...ethane+pioneer

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Old 27th September 2008, 06:28
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Hi,
take it you have seen 2 photos I posted in gallery re, the Cast Osprey, which also feature El Paso Sonatrach? Not very good or, meaningful pictures perhaps.

Jimmy.
was not jet aware of this pics, thanks alot
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Old 27th September 2008, 06:34
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According to Wikipedia the Methane Princess was the first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_Princess

Pictues of her on photoship.
thats the problem with wiki, somebody can write something,
pythagore was the first with kind of membrane tanks, a testing prototyp
for technigas system, according to colton comp. list she was converted to an fish carrier and thats the point, who get photo of this?
thanks your reply
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Old 27th September 2008, 06:42
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It was actually the Methane Pioneer that was the first.
Methane Princess & Progress were early 60's
ja, the methane-sisters was the first commercial ones with membrane tanks,
progress never carry any LNG , only LPG as fare as i know,
with princess we sail a quite lot time together on cinderella between arzew old port and spain untill she was saled within a parcel of 3 (methane princess, methane arctic, methane polar) in 1997 and went to scrap the following year.
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Old 27th September 2008, 08:47
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Back in the early 1960s, in Salvador, Brazil, I remember seeing a Liberty Ship converted to a gas carrier.
Sadly I was'nt taking ship photos at the time.

It was probably the MUNDOGAS SAO PAULO which started life as the EDVARD GRIEG, later the THOMAS F. BAYARD.
In 1952 she was converted in Kiel & was renamed ULTRAGAZ SAO PAULO, becoming the MUNDOGAS SAO PAULO in 1961 - in 1969 she was grounded at Santos as 'floating storage' & there MIRAMAR loses track of her.

I used to run into Santos in the 1980s & as we used to run right past the port up to the COSIPA steelworks I'm sure that I would have seen [& photographed] her had she still been there.

This info is from MIRAMAR & from Mitchell & Sawyer's 'LIBERTY SHIPS' where there is a photo of her.

The same photo, in not very good quality, can be seen at -

http://www.armed-guard.com/calen2.html

One of the more unusual Liberty ship conversions !

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Old 21st October 2008, 22:22
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ja, the methane-sisters was the first commercial ones with membrane tanks,
progress never carry any LNG , only LPG as fare as i know,
with princess we sail a quite lot time together on cinderella between arzew old port and spain untill she was saled within a parcel of 3 (methane princess, methane arctic, methane polar) in 1997 and went to scrap the following year.
I think possibly Wikipedia has got it wrong, and not for the first time.

I remember working on a small Shell tanker which was being coverted into a Liquid gas carrier in about 1948/49. The ship was the Frasca or Fresca. I am not too sure if it was liquid natural gas or some other gas ,but whatever it was it must have been highly flammable judging by the safety features installed at the time. As I remember it the normal tankers holds were modified to take what I can only call flasks, which held the liquid.
I could of course be entirely wrong about this as it was some sixty years ago.
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Old 22nd October 2008, 00:02
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This months Maritime Reporter (October 2008) has the worlds earliest LNG tanker carried its first cargo from Lake Charles LA USA to Canvey Island UK in 1959. The original plan was to transport LNG from Venezuela to the UK but it was abandoned after gas was discovered in Algeria.

I loaded LNG at Canvey Island while on the LNG Aquarius. It was its initial cool down for doing gas trails. Around 1978.
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Old 22nd October 2008, 14:30
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There is a photo of that old ship that was converted to carry Gaz on MY PHOTOS gallery, we used to carry LPG to Santos and it was laid up ahead of us.
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Old 25th October 2008, 10:20
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hi, have only one pic of aquarius from helderline,
due you have any from your time on board on her?
brgds bluesky
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Old 25th October 2008, 14:18
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HERE for You:
ESSO BREGA-ESSO LIGURIA taken by me laid up LA SPEZIA 1985
JULES VERNE Photo collecection.
MOSTEFA BE BULAID taken by me at Barcelona 2004.
SNAM PALMARIA taken by me under working at Genoa 1987. Ex ESSE BREGA
LNG PORTOVENERE taken by me under working at Genoa 2006.
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Old 25th October 2008, 18:05
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Tanker, you are both a star and a credit to SN... thank you
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Old 25th October 2008, 20:59
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Many thanks TONGA ,have a good WEND!!!!
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Old 27th October 2008, 12:23
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Bluesky,

there are two in my gallery which might interest you. The Haugvik of 1949 which was an LPG tanker and also the Paul Endacott of 1964 another LPG tanker. I have others but they are not ready for display yet.

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Old 29th October 2008, 09:20
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during Oct 61 I joined the "Methane Pioneer " at Canvey island on the Thames we discharged the gas and proceeded to Cardiff where she was laid up superceded by either the Progress or Princess if you Google "Methane Pioneer" it tells how the old US navy ship was converted to become the FIRST gas carrier.........I only have a couple of pics of her collected over the years they seen few and far between considering the importance of the feat
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Old 29th October 2008, 14:10
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Progress and Princess were laid up in the Fal in the early 1980's - I have a B+W photo, not yet scanned.
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Old 29th October 2008, 22:48
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thanks a lot, all of them i got,
love the coloure one of jules,
any BW of Esso Portovenere (No.3 within the built parcel of 4)?
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Old 29th October 2008, 22:54
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Bluesky,

there are two in my gallery which might interest you. The Haugvik of 1949 which was an LPG tanker and also the Paul Endacott of 1964 another LPG tanker. I have others but they are not ready for display yet.

Hawkey01

have too concreted my request more like,
early lng and gas tanker serve in doubble roule,
means converted LPG able to carry LNG as well,
most of early ethylen tanker was able to due soo!
isnt a polish invitation as seen right now on "coral methan"!

thanks your reply
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Old 29th October 2008, 22:55
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Progress and Princess were laid up in the Fal in the early 1980's - I have a B+W photo, not yet scanned.
please due and publish asap,brgds bluesky
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Old 21st June 2009, 10:40
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re: Beauvias

under following link:

http://www.es-conseil.fr/pramona/beauvais.htm

you will find 3 pics of Beauvais (ex.John Lawson) before converting to LNG
prototyp tanker.

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Old 21st June 2009, 12:45
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Can help with El Paso Ships. Send me a PM.

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