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would like to contact anyone who sailed on buries markes ships la loma,. have sailed on both old and new la lomas, last one was oil/bulk/ore big one,. regards joe
 

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I didn't sail on the La Loma, but I boarded her many times as an expeditor at Pembroke Refinery in the 1970s. I remember one Welsh Captain who's name escapes me who always flew the 'Red Dragon' [Draig Goch] as courtesy flag when visiting the port. And later a Captain Wilcox with whom I sailed on the 'Esso Cheyenne' in the 1950s. You may remember these gentlemen, I hope this info. is of use to you. Bruce. (*))
 

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I sailed on the La Loma for a "Run" job from Pembroke, South Wales on 22 August 1973 and, after a complete "Clean" of all tanks, arrived at Lisbon paying off on 7 September 1973.

Coming from fairly small ships, the La Loma at 130,000 GRT was massive and the only "Super" ship I sailed on. The biggest novelty for me must be the internal lift, never get anything like that on Blue Star! Spent much of the "RUN" up and down the Portugese coast dodging the blasted fishing boats as the Portugese would not let us into port until we were "Clean"

I note, from my diary that I took some photos of the ship and of the Nieuw Amsterdam (the original) but have no scanner, sorry. Quite knackered when we flew home from Lisbon, must have been the soberest I ever was when I arrived home.
 

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hi Joe, I sailed on the La Loma as a boy 1960 4 trips, Germany to the States carrying VW
cars drop decks in the holds, coal or grain back. Seems a bit strange now but the Germans were queuing up for jobs as our pay was so good !!!
regards Pat
 

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hi Joe, I sailed on the La Loma as a boy 1960 4 trips, Germany to the States carrying VW
cars drop decks in the holds, coal or grain back. Seems a bit strange now but the Germans were queuing up for jobs as our pay was so good !!!
regards Pat
same here we loaded cars at dagenham for la frisco seattle new west to vancouver, six weeks laid up xmas/ny 1965/66 then loaded grain for hull. pay off, great crew ,great time.
 

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FOUFOU said:
hi Joe, I sailed on the La Loma as a boy 1960 4 trips, Germany to the States carrying VW
cars drop decks in the holds, coal or grain back. Seems a bit strange now but the Germans were queuing up for jobs as our pay was so good !!!
regards Pat
same here we loaded cars at dagenham for la frisco seattle new west to vancouver, six weeks laid up xmas/ny 1965/66 then loaded grain for hull. pay off, great crew ,great time. regards from nz. joe
 

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FOUFOU said:
hi Joe, I sailed on the La Loma as a boy 1960 4 trips, Germany to the States carrying VW
cars drop decks in the holds, coal or grain back. Seems a bit strange now but the Germans were queuing up for jobs as our pay was so good !!!
regards Pat
same here we loaded cars at dagenham for la , frisco ,seattle, new west to vancouver, six weeks laid up xmas/ny 1965/66 then loaded grain for hull. pay off, great crew ,great time. regards from nz. joe
 

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Ahoy,

Here the La Loma 1959 "VW" vessel, she was a sistership of La Marea built in 1958 and owned by Buries Markes Ltd.-London
Built at Bartram & Sons Ltd.Sunderland
LOA x B x D: 494 x 63 x 41
Draught:29'11"
Spd:14 kn
GT:10.251
DWT:14.500
Call/Flaf Sign:GCGU
No hatches:5
No holds:5
4 Cy N.E.M Doxford 5100bhp
 

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would love to get good photos of la loma. iwas ab on her for eight months. paid off rotterdam 29th november 1972.
 

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i remember the LA LOMA comming to HULL on that trip after discharge of grain she went into dry dock and we had to overhaul laods of the tweendecks lifting gear what a job the decks laid down when she was carrying grain then lifted when she was carrying the VW it was a good charter she was on vw out and grain back out UK I HAD READ IT IN THE LLOYDS LIST and when i told the boilermakers about the charter and that she had to meet the dates or she would loose money they put the screws on for more moneyfor the condations we where working in covered in grain dust all the time needless to say we got the money and the ship sailed two day earley sam
 

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Thats the same ship I sailed too. Bremen to Baltimore and return: VW's, Coal to Farge Powerhouse then grain to Rotterdam etc.
Sailed through Hansa Line (now disolved) as Juniour Eng and then 4th Eng for the remainder. Great ship, great crew and great mates. Oh yes, the chief, a Scotchman, small but Oh..HO a great man!

Ahoy,

Here the La Loma 1959 "VW" vessel, she was a sistership of La Marea built in 1958 and owned by Buries Markes Ltd.-London
Built at Bartram & Sons Ltd.Sunderland
LOA x B x D: 494 x 63 x 41
Draught:29'11"
Spd:14 kn
GT:10.251
DWT:14.500
Call/Flaf Sign:GCGU
No hatches:5
No holds:5
4 Cy N.E.M Doxford 5100bhp
 

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Be Interested to know if anybody remembered my grandfather Dave Robinson chief Engineer on the La Loma around 1965 66. I remember going aboard as a six year old at Tilbury to meet him and have lunch with my mum and nan. Funny thing is even all that time ago I do recall playing with my brother on deck and there being grain everywhere. Thanks David
 

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I remember visiting La Loma with another Engineer apprentice. A dead body had been found in a hold and our visit was swiftly curtailed! The ship was berthed at Meadowside granary, Glasgow in 1966.

Regards Malky Glaister
 

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My first trip to sea was La Marea Summer 1960 GBBU. VWs to the USA. Captain Al Finlay he nicknamed me "Claude".

I loved those boat trips from Harburg up to the Landensbruggen, thence St Pauli. Our Ch Officer had become Capt of La loma by January 1961, because by then I was on another ship and called La Loma to congratulate him.

Happy days.
 

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Sailed on the La Loma 13/2/66 to 22/3/67. Joined in Hull while discharging grain, then onto Hamburg and Bremerhaven to load VW cars for West coast of USA.
That was the end of the VW charter as we stayed in the Pacific for a year shipping mainly grain from USA and Canada to Japan and return with Datsun & toyota cars.
Was a good trip, 16 yrs old when i joined, did'nt know better but grew up fast. Young and free !!! Those were the days.
 

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Take your pick! Last two still have some research to complete.

LA LOMA (1) (1953 - 1958)
O.N. 169871. 7,249g. 5,234n. 441'11" x 57'1" x 27'9½"
T.3-cyl. (24½", 37" & 70" x 48") engine made by the General Machinery Corp., Hamilton, Ohio. 2,250 H.P.
31.3.1944: Launched as SAMSTURDY by the Bethlehem, Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore (Yard No. 2347), for United States War Shipping Administration, and bareboat chartered to the Ministry of War Transport, London, (Common Brothers Ltd., managers). 4.1944: Completed. 17.4.1947: Sold to Hindustan Steam Shipping Company Ltd., (Common Brothers Ltd., managers), Newcastle, (£136,664) and renamed BALUCHISTAN. 1953: Purchased through Buries Markes Ltd., London, (£250,000), by Louis Dreyfus & Company Ltd., London, (Buries Markes Ltd., managers), and renamed LA LOMA. 1958: Sold to Zoodochos Compania Naviera S. A., (G. M. and M. G. Lemos), Costa Rica, and renamed ANGELIC FORCE. 1959: Transferred to Greek registry, and renamed DYNAMIS. 11.1966: Demolished at Osaka.

LA LOMA (2) (1959 - 1969)
O.N. 300877. 10,251g. 6,260n. 493'10" x 63'2" x 30'0½"
4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (700 x 2,320mm) oil engine made by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd., Wallsend. 5,100 B.H.P.
10.12.1958: Launched by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 374), for Buries Markes Ltd., London. 4.1959: Completed. 1969: Sold to Falmouth Shipping Company Ltd., Greece, and renamed FALMOUTH. 1978: Sold to Sunfire Compania Naviera S. A., Greece, and renamed JAPAN AUTO A. 1980: Sold to Scope Maritime Inc., Greece and renamed FISKARDO. 1981: Sold to Avondale Enterprises Inc., (Enias Shipping Company S. A., managers), Greece, and renamed AEGEAN SUN. 1983: Sold to Propiano Shipping Corporation, Greece. 1984: Transferred to Gibraltar registry. 1985: Demolished.

LA LOMA (3) (1972 - 1978) Ore / oil carrier.
O.N. 343032. 129,961g. 93,857n. 1069'8"(BB) x 170'8" x 67'3" oa
Two, steam turbines made by the shipbuilder's Kobe works, double reduction geared to screw shaft. (33,000 SHP total).
3.1969: Ordered by Leif Hoegh Group, Norway, from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Sakaide (Yard No. 1141). 1970: Contract purchased by Louis Dreyfus et Compagnie, France. 28.9.1971: Launched for Buries Markes Ltd., London. 14.1.1972: Completed. 1978: Sold to Delos Shipping Company Ltd. then Liberian Haven Transports Inc., (World Wide Shipping Agency Ltd., managers), Liberia, and renamed WORLD TRUTH. 1987: Sold to Trade Sea Inc., (Trade and Transport Inc. (Greece), managers), and renamed TRADE FORTITUDE. 1992: Marine Management Services M. C., appointed as managers. 21.3.1995: Arrived at Alang for demolition.

LA LOMA (4) (1980 - 1982) Oil / chemical tanker.
O.N. 388325. 1,599g. 1,131n. 96.02 x 14.05 x 5.487 metres.
12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (280 x 320mm) B. & W. vee type oil engine made by Alpha Diesel A/S., Frederikshavn. 2,880 B.H.P.
1975: Ordered from Kalmar Varv Ab, Kalmar (Yard No. 440), by Transcaup S. A., France, but contract was subsequently sold. 13.12.1975: Launched as CORALLA for Ab Justento, (Kihlberg Rederierna, managers), Sweden. 10.6.1976: Completed. 1980: Purchased by Buries Markes Ltd., (Buries Markes (Ship Management) Ltd., managers), London, and renamed LA LOMA. 1982: Sold to Sagital S.p.A., Societa Italiana per Azioni di Armamento e Gestioni, Italy, and renamed CAPO MISENO. 1987: Sold to Finaval S.p.A., Italy.
1999: Sold to ??????????????????????????? and renamed CARLOTTA.
2005: Sold to ?????????????????????????? and renamed CARLOT.
16.2.2005: Arrived at Mumbai for demolition.

LA LOMA (5) (1992 - 1999) Bulk Carrier.
O.N. 19788PEXT. 53,695g. 44,721n. 110,500d. 238.51(BB) x 42.04 x 15.971 m.
Post 1982: 62,396g. 44,171n. 112,905d.
Post 19xx : 61,153g. 34,883n. 112,905d.
16-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (520 x 550mm) MAN vee type oil engine made by the shipbuilder's Kobe Works. 16,880 B.H.P.
10.7.1978: Keel laid as SACHIKAWA by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Sakaide (Yard No. 1291), for Crocus Shipping Ltd., Liberia. 31.10.1978: Launched. 28.3.1979: Completed, (Kawasaki Kisen K. K., managers). 1980: Transferred to Crocus Maritime Corp., Liberia. 1982: Sold to Kawasaki Kisen K. K., (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.), Japan, and renamed SACHIKAWA MARU. 1991: Sold to Virjen Shipping Corp., (Wakamatsu Kaiun K. K., managers), Philippines, and renamed FELICIA. 1992: Sold to Buries Markes Ltd., London, and renamed LA LOMA, under Panama registry. 3.8.1999: Arrived at Panyu for demolition.
 

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I didn't sail on the La Loma, but I boarded her many times as an expeditor at Pembroke Refinery in the 1970s. I remember one Welsh Captain who's name escapes me who always flew the 'Red Dragon' [Draig Goch] as courtesy flag when visiting the port. And later a Captain Wilcox with whom I sailed on the 'Esso Cheyenne' in the 1950s. You may remember these gentlemen, I hope this info. is of use to you. Bruce. (*))
i sailed on the la loma ore/oil tanker joined her in japan from new was first to sign on she was the first ore oil carrier at the time and steam turbine.maiden vouage was awesome what a ship .was in persion gulf when the bider minehof terrist group was active and in amsterdam was always on the alert ,17 at the time .sailed with her for six months have some pics some where will have to find them .got several of her sat in dry dock before her launch .galley boy at the time when signed of was second steward ,the secnd steward crushed his hand in iron press whilst at sea . did go through the some great times on her first crew was fantastic set of lads .
 

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Does anyone have a photo of the SS La Bahia circa 1957?

Any info gratefully received.

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There is a web site entitled, lahaciendaandotherstories. give it a try. A former personnel worked for B M and may have posted pictures of the Hacienda. My husband worked on this ship, or its replacement, in the late 1970s and 80s. Best wishes and good luck
 
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