Geomitra (1)

About

Completed 1946 as Geomitra for C.S.M. 1953 to Compania Shell de Venezuela. 1961 to STUK. 1965 scrapped Hong Kong.

Information
IMO number
5512838
Call sign
PJAU/YVIZ/GFHJ
Construction number
1163
Tonnage
8.300 ton
Beam
19m
Length overall
122m
Year of construction
1946
Year of renaming/broken up
1965
Service for Shell
1946 to 1965
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
01/07/2015 - 18:35 Alistai Montgomery

I joined the vessel in Singapore on the 5th. November 1963 after being transferred from the Gena(1) after the master had fallen overboard off Penang the month before. Again on the Geomitra while discharging in Surabaya the Chief Mate committed suicide the same day that President Kennedy was assignated in the USA.
The Captain was David Lazenby a difficult person to work with and did not understand steam reciprocating engines manoeuvring characteristics and sailed with insufficient ballast causing numerous holes to appear in the forward cargo tanks bottom plating. We got expert a fitting fishing bolts. I left the vessel on the 7th. July 1964 in Singapore