Glessula

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Completed 1949 as Glessula for C.S.M. 1959 to STUK. 1963 arrived Antwerp for scrap.

Information
IMO number
5602003
Call sign
PJBK
Construction number
1186
Tonnage
8.309 ton
Beam
19m
Length overall
122m
Year of construction
1949
Year of renaming/broken up
1963
Service for Shell
1949 to 1963
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
10/15/2016 - 13:02 Geoff Doherty

In 1959 I joined the Glessula at Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1959 as a 5th Engineer. She had a capacity of 9000 tons and was being used to top up larger tankers which could not be completely filled with crude oil when in port because of the lack of draught in the river. The part loaded ship and the Glessula would sail out to Fernando Po (now called Sao Tome) where we would transfer our cargo to complete its load before returning to Port Harcourt to await the next one.
Whilst I was there Nigeria obtained its Independence and the crew, all Nigerians, were given several days off to celebrate. During that period the ship's main engines were kept on Stand By and it was suggested we remained on board. There was a RN ship in attendance, we were told it was to help with the celebrations.