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Old 27th November 2018, 23:56
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Anyone out there sail on the Oakmore,she was Johnstone Warren and had been a German Vessel taken over as reparation after the war.
Ice Breaker bow and no wheel on the bridge,just a stb'd and port button.Cabins bigger then average for the time.
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Old 28th November 2018, 15:18
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OAKMORE
O.N. 180796. 4,769g. 2,735n. 7,229d. 408.5 x 56.6 x 21.3 feet.
7-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (650 x 1,250mm) oil engine by F. Krupp Germaniawerft A.G., Kiel.
7.1939: Completed as LEVANTE by Nordseewerke Emden GmbH, Emden, (Yard No. 190) for Deutsche Levante Linie, Bremen.
5.1945: Captured at Oslo as a prize, (Prince Line Ltd., appointed as interim managers), London and renamed EMPIRE KENT.
9.1945: Taken over by Ministry of War Transport, (T. & J. Harrison Ltd., Liverpool, appointed managers).
24.7.1946: Sold to Johnston Warren Lines Ltd., (Furness, Withy & Company Ltd., managers) and renamed OAKMORE.
13.4.1967: Arrived at Aviles for demolition by Desgauces y Salvamentos S. A.


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Old 29th November 2018, 08:45
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Some good photographs of her around
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Old 6th December 2018, 14:58
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Did eight trips on her 1964 until 1967. Easy going ship as far as the engine room went, salt water cooled, diesel oil fuel with gas operated fuel pumps.
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Old 5th January 2019, 16:16
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Always wanted to sail on her. Visited her during a port call to Glasgow...how true were the stories Jim, of the "Tunnel Ghost" and the bullet hole in one of the desks. I recall she was scrapped in Contstanza as I sailed with one opf the Juniors who took her there (Dave King?)
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Old 25th May 2019, 12:25
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Herman the German?

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Always wanted to sail on her. Visited her during a port call to Glasgow...how true were the stories Jim, of the "Tunnel Ghost" and the bullet hole in one of the desks. I recall she was scrapped in Contstanza as I sailed with one opf the Juniors who took her there (Dave King?)
Never met the gentleman, maybe someone had too many beers and saw old Charlie Ferns, aka Furness Ferns the old fireman and started the tale. Never saw any bullet hole in any desks, there was plenty of rust holes in the funnel. The Oakmore was scrapped in spain not Constanza, a regular port of call on the Black Sea run.

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