Sunetta (1)

About

Completed 1935 as Sunetta for La Corona. 31-7-1947 badly damaged by a mine between the breakwaters of Hoek van Holland. 25-1-1962 arrived Hendrik Ido Ambacht for scrapping.

Information
IMO number
5608255
Call sign
PHUW
Construction number
186
Tonnage
12.248 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
147m
Year of construction
1935
Year of renaming/broken up
1962
Service for Shell
1935 to 1962
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
09/14/2010 - 06:23 Paul Roos

My Dad sailed on this ship and told me of some of the most memorable things that happen while on board. It must have been quite a life aboard these ships especially during stormy days. One thing that really makes me apprieciate what they must have gone through is how they would have to go from one bulkhead to the other as the waves washed over the decks on a narrow gangway, often carrying a plate of grub that they where going to enjoy in their quarters. They would hide behind the door and wait for the opportunity (between waves) to run from one side to the other, hoping not to get washed overboard. Other times they might get lucky with fish that washed up on the deck that they would fetch and present to the ships cook who would prepare it for dinner. Yes apparently flying fish are quite bonney and oily, I am not sure what other species where common however I am sure there where many. I can not imagine spending days in a room which tilts from side to side without windows while doing my work, these men really must be amazing. My Dad also sailed in the Etrema and the Mirza of the NV Petroleum Maatschappij. I would love to aquire some 8x10 photos of these ships that I could present to my dad.

09/14/2010 - 06:23 Paul Roos

My Dad sailed on this ship and told me of some of the most memorable things that happen while on board. It must have been quite a life aboard these ships especially during stormy days. One thing that really makes me apprieciate what they must have gone through is how they would have to go from one bulkhead to the other as the waves washed over the decks on a narrow gangway, often carrying a plate of grub that they where going to enjoy in their quarters. They would hide behind the door and wait for the opportunity (between waves) to run from one side to the other, hoping not to get washed overboard. Other times they might get lucky with fish that washed up on the deck that they would fetch and present to the ships cook who would prepare it for dinner. Yes apparently flying fish are quite bonney and oily, I am not sure what other species where common however I am sure there where many. I can not imagine spending days in a room which tilts from side to side without windows while doing my work, these men really must be amazing. My Dad also sailed in the Etrema and the Mirza of the NV Petroleum Maatschappij. I would love to aquire some 8x10 photos of these ships that I could present to my dad.