Lyria (2)

About

Completed 1976 as Lyria for STUK. 1984 sold to Egatite Panama and renamed Louisiana. 1988 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Boss. 21-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.

Information
Also known as
Louisiana
Berge Boss
IMO number
7359084
Call sign
GUYE
Construction number
L 60
Tonnage
315.700 ton
Beam
57m
Length overall
355m
Year of construction
1976
Year of renaming/broken up
2003
Service for Shell
1976 to 1984
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Andrew Price 3rd mate 1976 to 1977
Mike Ryan deck cadet/3rd mate 1976 to 1981
John Peter Hunter 5th engineer 1976 to 1977
Eric John Rowlands deck boy 1976 to 1977 maiden voyage
Peter Copeland 2nd mate 1977
Paul Hill seaman 1977 to 1978 efficient deckhand/seaman
Michael Spike Sharp grade 1 seaman 1977
Iain Mccoll chief steward 1977
Peter Copeland 3rd mate 1977
Dave Saltner catering boy 1977 to 1978
John Ross 2 chief officer 1977
Ian Stretton Walker chief officer 1977 to 1978
Michael Spike Sharp grade 1 seaman 1978
Simon Maasz cadet 1978
Guy Pracy deck cadet 1978
Michael Marsh 2nd engineer 1978
Doug Macintyre deck cadet 1978
Robert T. Dunbar 2nd mate 1978
Dudley Murr deck 1978 ab deck
David Beeston 2nd engineer 1979 to 1980
David E. Byrne deck cadet 1979 to 1980
Robin Dunn 3/0 1979 to 1980
Raymond Laws chef kok 1979
Brian Dobson deck cadet 1979
Andy Sitton galley boy 1979 to 1980 1st trip
John Murphy 5th engineer 1979 to 1980
Gary Noakes deck cadet 1979 to 1980
Joseph Zerafa wife 1980
Joseph Zerafa 3rd mate 1980
Doug Macintyre deck cadet 1980
Mike Hamer deck cadet 1980
Stephen Osborne deck cadet 1980
Andrew Yapp deck cadet 1980
Eric Cordiner mg 1 1980
Philip Malcolm Balfe able seaman 1980 to 1981
Brian Graham chief engineer 1980
David Wilson chief steward 1980 1st trip
Eamon Mullin 3rd mate 1980 to 1983 Two trips
Raymond Laws chief steward 1981
Anthony Geeves sg1a 1981
Andrew Reilly deck cadet 1981
Joe Mally chief petty officer 1981
Danny Liddington efficient deckhand 1981 to 1982
Graham Gould 5th engineer 1981 to 1982
Adrian Cook catering boy/galley boy 1981
Robert Bob Flux grade 1 seaman 1981 seaman 1 edh
Sean Pulford assistant steward 1981 to 1982
Ian Stretton Walker chief officer 1981
Paul Hagan gp 1 1981 to 1982
Alan Burns radio officer 1981 to 1982
David Cuders engineer cadet 1982
Julian Shears assistant steward 1982
David Pollard junior catering rating 1982
Alex Reid chief officer 1982
Peter Graham chief officer 1982 to 1983
Geoffrey Forster 2 chef kok 1982
Paul Crouch 5th engineer 1982
Garry Marshall 2nd cook 1982
Colin Redburn assistant steward 1983
John Crackett motorman 1983
David R. Byrne 2 po mechanic 1983
David Hopwood pumpman 1983 to 1984
Alan Cheese steward 1983 to 1984
Janet Taylor passenger 1984 wife to laurence taylor engineer
Benjamin Adriano 2nd cook 1990 to 1991

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/26/2012 - 02:41 Andy Sitton

Does anyone remember the incident at Cape Town, spring of 1980: Tying up to a floating pipeline several miles out, a steel hawser snapped and recoiled and hit - I think the second mate - with such force it completely destroyed his hard hat. If he hadn't been wearing it there's no way he could have survived. Who was that guy?

11/26/2012 - 02:20 Andy Sitton

Much tarring and feathering and so forth at the 'Crossing The Line' ceremony. I will always remember the exact wording on the certificate, prepared by one of the deck cadets to look like parchment but actually just a few layers of burnt paper :)
"I, Neptune, being the true and rightful Monarch of all the oceans and of all the creatures that dwell therein hereby bestow The Freedom Of The Seven Seas upon that noble and gallant Mariner (yours truly), who has crossed that line called the Equstor, which divides our hemispheres. Let all who owe Me allegiance allow the above named to pass without let or hindrance in pursuit of that which is truly pleasing"
Shortly after which we nearly destroyed the biggest jetty in the world at Ras-Al-Whatsisname when the pilot tried what looked like the VLCC equivalent of a handbrake turn. Took ages to go around and come back for another go, so I went for a swim up by the chimney, fell asleep on the metal deck in a hundred and god-knows-how-many degrees heat, woke up 30 hours later to be told "You boiled. You should be dead!"
Ah, the days of being young and immortal. :)

02/02/2009 - 23:24 Eric John Rowlands

I joined the Lyria as a first trip deck boy(GP Boy)in Elsnore Denmark in November 1976.The Lyria was a new build, and I sailed on her maiden voyage from Denmark bound for the Persian Gulf.
Her first ever port call was Las Palmas for some repairs. On completion she sailed for Kark Island for her first ever cargo for delivery in Rotterdam.

02/02/2009 - 23:24 Eric John Rowlands

I joined the Lyria as a first trip deck boy(GP Boy)in Elsnore Denmark in November 1976.The Lyria was a new build, and I sailed on her maiden voyage from Denmark bound for the Persian Gulf.
Her first ever port call was Las Palmas for some repairs. On completion she sailed for Kark Island for her first ever cargo for delivery in Rotterdam.