LA HORTENSIAHi, found this site while doing some research while writing my memoirs. I was on the La Hortensia in 66 and first came to Vancouver on her, my current home. I was wondering if you could help out with information regarding the La Hortensia, date she was built, tonnage and what happened to her and when. Not sure if I can get on this site again as am connected to the internet by a sim card but can possibly be reached by PM thanks
LA PRIMAVERA (2nd of name in fleet) Bulk carrier.The Hortensia was long before my time. Only did one trip with Buries Markes, on the La Primavera in 1985 - just before it was sold to a Japanese company. It was Japanese built and by some distance the best built and most reliable engine room I ever experienced.
I was second engieer on La Sierra for seven months in 1954 aqnd three months in !955 beforedoes anyone know any website or have any info on La Sierra of the 1940-50 - 60s with the bridge amidships?? - am also after a pic of the Burries Markes Flag - thanks - cheers Jay
LA ESTANCIAI In 1951 the La estancia was renamed Montcalm and sailed under what was then known as THE
mONTREAL SHIPPING COMPANY It was controlled by Buries Markes and the crew were all from that company.She ran between Montreal and the Med.Later the montrose with a Canadian registry joined
the same route.We carried a Mr and Mrs Laws On one trip and their son on Another trip.they were very nice people.Later in 1953 the MV Retainer under Montreal Shipping Co.but Buries Markes management
ran the same route.
Your wish is my command as they say. Unfortunately it is only the fleet details that I have been researching for the Louis Dreyfus Group of which as you probably know Buries Markes was their main British subsidiary although there was a London based Louis Dreyfus & Company Ltd. The number in bracket after the name indicates the relevant use of the name in the fleet = first, second, third etcBillH,
I was amazed at the font of knowledge you seem to be on Buries Ships!
I was apprentice on the La Hacienda in 1963, La Colina 1964, La Chacra 1965, La Primavera 1965, La Loma 1966/67 La Sierra 1967/68 (4th Mate) La Estancia 1968/9 (3rd Mate)
You wouldn't have any information on these ships or Ports of call/crew lists?
I know its a long shot, but just thought I'd ask!
BTW Someone mentioned Ron Maddison, I sailed with him on the La Sierra!
MONTROSE (2) (1955 - 1958)Just looking at comments regarding the MV Montrose. I know there have been several ships of this name but the one I sailed on was Hamburg built with all the housing aft. She would probably only have been a few thousand tons. I was on a 10 month trip running from New York, Bermuda then over 3000 miles up the Amazon to Iquitos in Peru. I beiieve we were chartered to Booths Brazil at that time. That was an amazing year which would have been 1957. Anyone know what happened to her.
High John, read your old message about the ship you were on, did it per chance go to what was then Philippville in eastern Algeria ?? StogeawayHi Ron,
I was Mate on a sister ship built at La Seyne.Think these were the ones with side tanks in No 3..May be wrong ,it was some time ago. Ron Maddison was Master,We were not quite completed at hand over but John Mann chased us out and we sailed without stores or enough food.Hard man,hard times.!!!
Rgds John Lord