LOWLANDS BEILUN – 1999 – IMO 9172208

At Dunkerque on 9/10/2005

1999, 85906gt, 170162dwt, Belgian flag

Halla Engineering, Samho (1068)

Photo by Peter Cook

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LAGOS PALM – 1961 – IMO 5202275

Discharging to river craft ‘inside’ (between ship and quay) at Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull in 1980

1961, 6256grt

Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Neptune yard (1980)

1981 LAGOS PALM 1

1981 CITY OF LOBITO

Driven aground by Typhoon ‘Ellen’ at Hong Kong on 9/9/1983

Refloated 24/10/1983 but broken up locally

Photo by Peter Cook

COASTAL CRUSADER – 1945 – IMO 2248679

From the Private collection of Simon Bang – bought image with full copyright.

IDNo: 2248679 – Year: 1945 – Name: COASTAL CRUSADER – Type: Cargo ship (ref) – Flag: USA – Date of completion: 7.45 – GRT: 3805 – DWT: 5032 – Yard No: 340 – Length overall: 103.2 – Ship Design: C1-M-AV1 – LPP: 97.5 – Country of build: USA – Beam: 15.2 – Builder: Leatham D.Smith SB Co – Location of yard: Sturgeon Bay – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1D-11

Subsequent History: [L as WEXFORD] – 47 PVT JOE R.HASTINGS – 55 COASTAL CRUSADER

Disposal Data: BU Tacoma 2.5.77

“Source : Miramar Ship Index, by arrangement”

OMEGAGAS – 1999 – IMO 9177959

 

OMEGAGAS arriving on the 24th April 2010 at Bützfleth/Elbe
Photos:Thomas S

LPG Tanker OMEGAGAS Flag:Antigua and Barbuda/St. John’s.Call Sign:V2KA9
Built by Santierul Naval Constanta S.A., Constanta, Yard-No.518
3366 GT, 3890 dwt – Loa.95.54m – 89.37 x 14.40 x 7.50m – Draught 6.250m
Number of Cargo Tanks 2
Engine:MAN B&W Diesel GmbH(Model:6 L 32/40) 3000 kW, 15.00 kn
Keellaying:08-06-1998.Launching:31-01-1999.Completion:-06-1999
Owner:Partenreederei MT “Omegagas”, Bremen, Germany.
Managing Owner:Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, Bremen, Germany.

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SWONA – 1925 – IMO 0000000

SWONA

Rick Cox Collection – SWONA, Whaler, seen here during WW2 – Requisitioned, served as a Minesweeper & Danlayer, fitted with a Kango hammer.

Year: 1925 – Name: SWONA – Type: Whalecatcher – Launch Date: 7.7.25 – Flag: GBR – Date of completion: 8.25 – GRT: 313 – Yard No: 813 – LPP: 39.7 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 7.9 – Builder: Smith’s Dock Co of South Bank – Number of screws/Mchy/Speedd(kn): 1T-? – Registered owner: Chr. Salvesen & Co of Leith, GBR.

Subsequent History:

Requisitioned by the Admiralty in April 1940 and commissioned as a Minesweeping Whaler Apr 1940 . Pennant FY 1802.  Served in the Mediterranean and became a danlayer in 1944.

Disposal Data: wrecked Quoin Point 10.12.46

Note:

A danlayer was a type of vessel assigned to minesweeping flotillas during and immediately after World War II. They were usually small trawlers, fitted for the purpose of laying dans. A dan is a marker buoy which consists of a long pole moored to the seabed and fitted to float vertically, usually with a coded flag at the top.

Dan laying was an important part of minesweeping, and boats were fitted specifically for this purpose. The task of a danlayer was to follow the minesweepers as they worked an area, and lay the dans which defined the area swept and made it obvious where the clear channels were. This would also help the minesweepers cover areas accurately without gaps and unnecessary overlaps. A danlayer worked with a minesweeper flotilla when large areas of sea were to be clear-swept.