NATHANIEL WILSON – 1958 – IMO 5247756

Nathaniel Wilson - IMO 5247756

NATHANIEL WILSON in Feb. 1958 on Sea Trials on the River Ems. Photo: Copyright Dijkstra-Delfzijl.

Built by Scheepswerf “Volharding” Gebr.Bodewes, Foxhol, Yard-No.147 – 347 BRT, 165 NRT, 411 dwt – Loa.49.51 x 7.88 x 3.15 m – Dg. 2.90 m – Launched: 19-12-1957 – Delivered: -02-1958 – Class: Lloyd’s Register.

Machinery Overview: 1 oil engine driving 1 FP propeller – Total Power: Mcr 368kW (500hp).

Prime Mover Detail: Design: Deutz, Engine Builder: Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG – West Germany – 1 x RBV6M545, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical) – 6 Cy. 320 x 450, Mcr: 368 kW (500 hp).

1958-feb. NATHANIEL WILSON – Wilson’s ( N.Z.) Portland Cement Ltd., Auckland, Nzl. (MYCW)

Engaged in the carriage of bagged cement from Portland to Auckland and later to Tauranga, Gisborne and Napier.

1968 NATHANIEL WILSON – Torres Shipping Pty.Ltd.at Queensland-Aus., Port Moresby, Png. (VJLS)

Refitted at Brisbane and converted into floating prawn processing and snap freezing plant.

1968-dec. Struck reef near Cooktown, little damage and able to return to Cairns under her own power for repairs.

1976 AGILANI – Government of Papua New Guinea (Dept. of Transport and Civil Aviation.), Port Moresby, Png.(VJLS)

1986 KRISTEN – M Markworth Shipping Co. Ltd., Honiara, Slb.

1990-20-oct. Suffered an explosion in her cargo whilst on passage from Yandina to Batuna and fire ensued. She was abandoned by her crew and searches the following day found no sign of her although there was much floating wreckage in about 08.58 S, 158.45 E and she is presumed to have sunk. She was carrying a cargo of fuel in drums.

Source:Frits Olinga-Delfzijl

One Response to “NATHANIEL WILSON – 1958 – IMO 5247756”

  • Webmariner says:

    CAUGHT FIRE AFTER GAS CYLINDER EXPLODED ON 20/10/90 AND ABANDONED BY CREW. PRESUMED TO HAVE FOUNDERED IN LAT. 08 58S., LONG. 158 45E.

    GAS CYLINDER EXPLODED FORWARD AND FIRE SPREAD RAPIDLY OVER FUEL DRUM CARGO.

    Source: IHS Fairplay

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