Clymene

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Completed 1960 as Clymene for Hadley Shipping. In time-charter for STUK. 8-1976 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Information
IMO number
5076523
Call sign
G...
Construction number
740
Tonnage
18.500 ton
Beam
21m
Length overall
170m
Year of construction
1960
Year of renaming/broken up
1976
Service for Shell
1960 to 1976
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/17/2018 - 02:37 liamaylward

Sailed as 1st Radio Officer (I was 17 yrs old) from August 1961 till July 1962. 2 month trip. From Memory (to confirm later). Cardiff dry dock. Then to load Clean Oils at Cork Oil Refinary.
Unload Dublin & London ? then Curacao to London.
Then 9 months.
A:- Curacao to Haiti, Tobaco & Trinadad.
B:- Curacao,- Bahamas.
C:- Curacao or Venesula to New York.
D:- Curacao (Mixture of Clean Oils) to Lisbon, Gibraltar ,Monte Carlo (1st Snow Storm on 100 years). Naples, Greece. Turkey, Izmer & Izmid. Isreal.
E & F :- Thru Suez to Gulf Abadan/Iran to load twice for "South Africa". viz Lorenzo Marks(Biera)/Mozambique, Durban East London, Port Elizabeth, Capetown & Walvis Bay /"South West Africa" now Namibia.
G:- Abadan to Singapore.
H:- Abadan to London.
Only Person I remember is 2nd Mate John Yoe from Devon/ Cornwall.
The ship was off the Bahama's when USA president John F. Kenneday was Assasinated. in 1962
I also was informed by the Captain that " I"/ Ship had received a Commendation from the US Coast Guard for Weather reports
during Hurricane Flora that Devastated Tubaco & Trinadad
as we were the nearest ship to the hurricane center.
No Satelites in those days, comms by Morse Code only.
Carribean radio stations paid by telegrams passing thru, had to trick them into taking weather reports (every 2 hrs).
When I asked the Captain to see/ keep the commendation,
he had "lost" it
... Liam Aylward

03/24/2018 - 23:46 Lindsay Goodchild

first ship joined in singapore 12 7 71 payed of singapore 19 1 72 best time of my life

02/03/2015 - 20:07 Keith Wakefield

I joined my first ship the Clymene in Cardif on the 27th August 1968. My first job as soon as I arrived on board was to help clean up from a fire in some of the cabins that had just been put out. I paid off in Sigapor on the 7th of March 1969. During my time her we were the first British ship to go to Haiti for 25 years during the dictatorship of Papa Doc.