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Does anyone know the history or fate of the ICENIC after 1972....? or any of the other I boats.

Thanks Julian
 

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look in the Shaw savill section

Iberic became Deseado in 76 (Royal Mail) and St George (grk) 82 scrapped 83

Icenic renamed Aegean Unity 78b scrapped same year

Illyric renamed Carmelia 78 scrapped 79

Ionic renamed Glenparva 78 scrapped 79
 

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Thanks David,

Did'nt quite expect an answer so soon,thought it would take days not minutes, but nice to be filled in on what happened to her. She was such a clean ship whilst I was on her with a brilliant crew approx sixty in all and many happy times.

Julian
 

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I know, I sailed on the Illyric in 1971/2 and was vvery familiar with other ships in the class. They were good ships, good at sea, and dispite the "slow starvation and agony"(SSA) were good feeders. Gone are the days of Chief Steward,Second steward, Captain's Tiger, Galley boy and Pantry boy. Look at www.coastalcrafts.co.uk for more links and pics.
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How many David Smiths were there in SS and A in the early 70's I wonder?
One I recall on the Medic in 1974.
We had a 1st Electrician "Sparrow" and whilst on the NZ coast introduced "The Dog House" to many unsuspecting party goers along with the infamous "Falconer's Gauntlet" presented to the officer who.....
Interesting to hear of the fate of the I boats as I also ave many memories of Iberic and Ionic
Thanks for the memories Dave
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Hi Guys, I dont know what engines were in the "I" boats single screw (please tell me) but there is a story about the" Icenic's" crankshaft slipping out of alingment or something like that. Regards Noel Martin SSL
 

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Hi Guys, I dont know what engines were in the "I" boats single screw (please tell me) but there is a story about the" Icenic's" crankshaft slipping out of alingment or something like that. Regards Noel Martin SSL
Hi Noel
Ref. 'I' Boat Engine: Iberic
Details drawn from Clydebuilt data base
Engine built by Harland and Wolf Belfast
B & W 8 Cylinder Opposed Piston
750 mm bore
Developing 13,300 bhp realizing 17 knots

Have not heard of the problems with Icenic crankshaft

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Brian (Joe) Brown
 

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Curtains .....

.... a little remembered fact .... as fitted out the curtains in the Officers' Smoke Room on Icenic were specially commissioned and printed with pub signs/names all over them. Just thought I would add that piece of useless info! - Bob (Pint)
 

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Did anyone know an Allen 'Ringo' Smith on the Icenic? He berthed in Nelson in Feb 1964 and may have jumped ship and lived in NZ after that. We are trying to track him down in NZ if he's still here
 
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