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At first I was going to concentrate on the Athel Ships
that were lost during WWII; then I spread my interest to those
earlier, and, now I have included all later ships.
Please can anyone let me know anything about the
1950 ATHELBEACH 7533ton tanker? Did she move on
to other owners? What was her fate? Please does anyone
have a photo they are willing to share?

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The "Athelbeach", 10350 DWT was built by Hawthorne Leslie, Newcastle in 1950 with a 4 cyl Doxford engine. Length overall 459 feet. Still under same name and ownership in 1963.

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Hi Raymond

It's not very very clear in Meneight's book but as Mac says it was still in service in 1963 but it seems that she had gone to the knackers yard within four years.
Sorry can't be more exact.

There use to be an old Atheltonian web site a couple of years ago, I dont know if it still exists.

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Thank you Nigel and Mac,
I have been in contact with Captain Waldron
of the AAA ( TinkerTaylor's site );
they are primarily concerned with the crew
and are very interested in my project.
I have just added a couple more ship names to the list.
Hope you don't mind, but as I progress
through the pages, there will
be more questions .....
I have most ship's pictures.
I am planning on producing a time line
of the ships to offer a graphic representation
of the fleet growth and that they suffered
such heavy losses.
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Raymond

Glad to of help, maybe you can return the favour sometime.

By the by, talking of fotos you don't happen to a pic of either of the two bulkers Athelpince or Princess which built at the end of the 50's, I was on the Prince but have been unable to track down a pic.

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Sorry Nigel,
I only have the wartime tankers,
I am still looking for the "later" crop myself.
There are a good number of good people
who are part of the AAA, to whom I will
be writing soon ....
I want to do justice to those seamen
who were quite un-sung heroes.
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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Thanks, Leonard ...
Athelbrae, page completed.
Now on to Athelbrook ....
Looks like there were two of that name,
one built 1950, the other built 1977 ...
I gather she ended her life as simply ATHEL.
I gather she is still working Demerara ....
I have very little detail on either ship,
other than weight and builder.
Please can anyone help?
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Was on the Athel Crown when she was new in 1949,we were on the Cuba run Cienfuegos, and Jucaro,also Port Everglades when it was just small port no cruise ships
 

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Hi Janbonde,
I will be working on the ATHELCROWN page on Monday,
the 1949 ship was scrapped 1971, I would be interested in any
more information on her- I know she was a Cammel Laird.
In fact anything you would like to say about your "cruises"
would be welcome....
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Thanks Leonard,
Do you know when she got the name
SUNSHINE ISLAND?
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Athelbeach Built 1950 by Hawthorne Leslie of Hebburn.
Reg No 183789. 7533 G.R.T. 4155 N.R.T. Length 459 ft. Beam 61 ft.
Call sign G.J.Y.Y.
Arrived in Santander Spain to be broken up on the 22nd of June 1967
 

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Sunshine Island

I have a picture of SUNSHINE ISLAND beached at
Port of Spain, Trinidad ... is this the same SUNSHINE
ISLAND that crashed into the pier 12th Oct 1981
at Hong Kong? - she was Panamanian Registered...

Thanks to John for added info on ATHELBEACH.

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Treeve, do you happen to have a picture of the old Athemere,No, 142613. She had her funnel amidships,sailed on her for 6 weeks back in August 1950.
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Hi, Sorry, I don't have ATHELMERE (2 ) 1954 ..

I have just had confirmation that SUNSHINE ISLAND
was the re-incarnation of ATHELBROOK (1), ATHEL
is the re-incarnation of ATHELBROOK (2), and she
was reported as still going in 2004. I now know when
and for whom ATHELBROOK became SUNSHINE ISLAND.
All will be online, very soon ....

Meneight's book now on order ...

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Raymond
 
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