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Old 2nd July 2015, 13:25
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HELP REQUIRED: Shipwrecks In South Africa circa 1956/7

Hello everyone

I am trying to pinpoint a shipwreck off the coast near Mossel Bay, South Africa around 1956/7/8. The ship was carrying Burmese Teak logs. Thus far our research indicates the following may be the actual ship:

SS Frontier
SS Adelfotis
Forresbank

Could anyone assist me in my search? i cannot find the cargo manifest for any of the above vessels.

Help please...?

Thanks

Jason Hoff
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Old 2nd July 2015, 14:25
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FRONTIER Cape Town-Durban Sugar
FORRESBANK Cape Town-Far East
ADELFOTIS Bremerhaven-BombaySulphate of amonia
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Wreck report of the Forresbank.

http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SC...2002/20724.asp
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Old 2nd July 2015, 16:50
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A HUGE thank you for the responses, and friendly welcome! For some context, my partners & I are researching this particular vessel, to include in a documentary series we're producing for Discovery Channel. We are specifically trying to find the cargo manifest, to ensure it's the right ship.
The one we're looking for had huge Burmese Teak logs, which we are looking for along the coast. i noticed the Forresbank had a "200 ton dead weight cargo", without mention of what precisely.
Is there any way i could widen the search to establish this? Any & all advice is welcome.

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Thanks to all.

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Old 2nd July 2015, 17:14
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Gents;

Donation made as promised - thanks again.

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Old 2nd July 2015, 18:22
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All the ships mentioned were sailing from South Africa.Logs were carried as deck cargo and therefore loaded last and first off at discharge port and would have sailed across the Indian Ocean from Burma west wards.
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Ah . So this means none of those vessels could be what we''re looking for? Do you perhaps have any advice on how to find it? We know Lloyds paid out the claim, but struggling for further details.
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"Forresbank"

It's true that the "Forresbank" was en route from Capetown to Durban and the Far East, but her previous cargo had been FROM the Far East to South Africa on Andrew Weir's Oriental African Line on which she was permanently assigned.
South bound from the Far East, she had loaded huge and heavy logs from the Philippines and Borneo (mostly mahogany) which had been discharged at Durban from Holds two and Four probably two-three weeks earlier on her first call at Durban on the southbound leg. Capetown was the turning port at which she completed her southbound voyage and commenced her northbound voyage.

Oriental African Line ships usually discharged the logs on the back side of "T" Jetty in Durban. I think the berth was designated as "P Berth". Anyway, it was the berth adjacent to the open quayside opposite the Yacht Club.
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Ah . So this means none of those vessels could be what we''re looking for? Do you perhaps have any advice on how to find it? We know Lloyds paid out the claim, but struggling for further details.
hope this helps - she was built as the fernbank - abandoned on 9.11.58
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Hello everyone

I am trying to pinpoint a shipwreck off the coast near Mossel Bay, South Africa around 1956/7/8. The ship was carrying Burmese Teak logs. Thus far our research indicates the following may be the actual ship:

SS Frontier
SS Adelfotis
Forresbank

Could anyone assist me in my search? i cannot find the cargo manifest for any of the above vessels.

Help please...?

Thanks

Jason Hoff
the tread is old - but in case you can read - their is a group on facebook dedicated to sa ship wrecks
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