Empire Tescombe

About

Completed 1945 as Empire Tescombe for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 1952 purchased by STUK and renamed Fossarina. 7-12-1964 arrived Hong Kong for scrap.

Information
Also known as
Fossarina
IMO number
1169454
Call sign
GNQV
Construction number
1317
Tonnage
980 ton
Beam
10m
Length overall
61m
Year of construction
1945
Year of renaming/broken up
1964
Service for Shell
1945 to 1964
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Leslie Greenacre chief engineer
John Stuart Armitage unknown 1948 to 1949

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
06/02/2012 - 13:25 Peter Greenhalgh

My grandfather, Captain T.B. Greenhalgh, was master of the Empire Tescombe in 1946 when they went to the rescue of a tug that was in dire trouble in the South China Sea.
He wrote an article for Sea Breezes in 1951 (see the article at http://nanuq.tv/saving-a-tug.html). The salvage came to A?4,000 (a huge amount of money in those days when the average price of a house in the UK was A?1,400).