Empire Flint

About

Completed 1941 as Empire Flint for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 1945 sold to Athel Line and renamed Athelstane. 1952 sold to Skibs Vaholm and renamed Oakley. 1962 scrapped Hamburg.

Information
Also known as
Athelstane
Oakley
IMO number
1165814
Call sign
G...
Construction number
1601
Tonnage
8.129 ton
Beam
20m
Length overall
154m
Year of construction
1941
Year of renaming/broken up
1962
Service for Shell
1941 to 1945
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Robert Birdsall captain (commanding officer) 1941 to 1942 My father was captain 1941
Cecil Mitchell pumpman 1942
Patrick Cook ordinary seaman 1943 to 1945

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
04/11/2011 - 17:58 Bernard Braithwaite

I was the Third Radio Officer on the Empire Flint when it made its (and my) maiden voyage from the river Tyne to New York to return with Aviation Fuel for Britain's gard pressed aeroplanes. I made two further voyages on then vessel, to Aruba for more high octane airvraft fuel and hen again to New York.. The radio call sign of the ship was BCKS.