this is the only one i can find at the moment domoldbosun said:My first trip 1946 "Northern Pioneer". Managed by Wm. France Fenwick I think. I seem to have the impression that she still wore wartime colors. All grey.
This is the first mention I have ever heard about that type of ship after all the years that have gone by since. (60!) Can anybody steer me in the direction of a picture of "Northern Pioneer", or one of her type?
A shadow of a wisp of barely a faint chance, I Know
no idea where the name came from ,thats all i've ever known them as,dont even know where they were built,briish as they had an empire pre fixoldbosun said:Ah yes that's the ship type. Why did I always have the impression that they were American built? The word 'Jeep'? Our American 2nd mate? How many of them were built,does anybody know?
Many thanks for the picture. Brings back a memory from the dim past. (Applause)
My first ship on joining Jardines was the Hangsang (subsequently sailed on Hosang and Hinsang during my time with them)Jardine Mathesons had five wartime "Empire Malta" class, all built towards the end of the war by Wm Gray & Son, West Hartlepool for MOWT.
All were of approx 3550 Gt.
The first bought was the "Hangsang", ex "Empire Malta" followed by "Hinsang", "Hewsang", Hopsang" and "Hosang". They were used mainly in the Borneo to Hong Kong timber trade and lasted into the sixties, "Hosang" was sold by Jardines in 1968 and was scrapped in 1970 after 26 years afloat. I think they were known as "Jeeps."