Lingula

About

Completed 1947 as Lingula for STUK. 20-7-1961 arrived Inverkeithing for scrap.

Information
IMO number
1181594
Call sign
GKDT
Construction number
1347
Tonnage
9.240 ton
Beam
16m
Length overall
135m
Year of construction
1947
Year of renaming/broken up
1961
Service for Shell
1947 to 1961
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
05/07/2015 - 15:27 Michael Ellis

My first ship from Apprenticeship as Marine Engineer joined late August 1957 as Fifth Engineer, paid off compassionate grounds Scapa Flow late Oct 1957,as my wife gave birth to daughter( after being on board for whole drydock at Falmouth) and her father terminally ill in hospital!

03/29/2009 - 21:12 Ian F Guthrie

The Lingula was my first ship and the first trip lasted just a year. My first port was Havana, Cuba. Batista was still just hanging on to power, but when we were ashore there was fighting in the outskirts of Havana. It was quite exciting for a first trip apprentice, seeing armed soldiers rushing around. We did several runs between Rotterdam and Norkopping, Sweden. We carried a highly refined oil and the tanks had to be thoroughly cleaned each time so we had lots of time in Rotterdam each turn round. It was winter and the Baltic was frozen and several times we needed a Russian icebreaker to get us out. The pilot drove out to the ship from Norkopping and then walked the last few hundred yards. The bow plates were very badly dented by the pressure of the ice and after winter we spent a few weeks in dry dock at Wilton Fiornord having new plates put on the bow. It was -50 degrees and all the water services froze solid we had to "go" over the side.