Nassau

About

Completed 1944 as Y 81 for U.S. Marine. 1947 sold to Ned. New Guinea and renamed Nassau. 1953 sold to Lancey Shipping and renamed Dunmore. 1962 sold to Fijian Trading and renamed Fijian Trader. 1964 stranded.

Information
Also known as
Y 81
Dunmore
Fijian Trader
IMO number
6120719
Call sign
PGCS
Construction number
31
Tonnage
917 ton
Beam
9m
Length overall
55m
Year of construction
1944
Year of renaming/broken up
1964
Service for Shell
1947 to 1953
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
01/18/2011 - 04:11 John Lammiman

Hi Shipmates.I Joined MV Nassau 25-9-53.I was on the beach at the time in Singapore after paying of MV Naninia sick,I was waliking along the promanard and a Ford Prefect pulled up and a guy said "do you want a ship John Boy'I said yes and I was driven to Raffels hotel to meet the skipper,and he pointed to a ship anchored out in the bay,he sais its a run job to Sydney and I joined as a wiper down below,but what a crew a couple of con men just out of changi,a Danish guy who was half blind,a Jock who was as bent as a hair pin,we sailed light ship to Borneo not sure where we were but we went a long way up a river to load wood,but prior to this I was called to the bridge and asked if I could cook as the guy we had was hopeless he cooked a roast and cut it up into squares,he went down below and I drove the stove and got paid extra for that also in charge of the booze and fags.
the twin engines were Clarke two stroke diesels and one of the engines had ring problems and we were going through lube oil like it was going out of fashion so we had to call in at Darwin to get a couple of drums of lube oil,that was a big problem but i will continue,we then went to Innisvale and loaded raw sugar in sacks,this is where half the crew jumped ship they were gone never to be seen again,so we sailed lite crew to Sydney down the aussie coast we went through the White sunday Passage and one evening the half blind Dane was on the wheel and we were heading for the surf and beach I took over the wheel and avoided disaster so I then had dual duties on the wheel and driving the stove and I made Tab-Nabs and baked bread we arrived In Sydney where the ship was to be converted from a bulk oil carrier to a a ship to load gravel from Woolengone to Sydney I was paid well I think about 250 quide which was a lot of money in those days in the fifties,I stayed in austrailia for a couple of years working in the out back and worked my way back to the UK as a second cook and Baker on the good ship Cape Corso thats another story,this ship had the Galley on the deck it was a Liberty ship and most of the crew slept out on the hatches-Enjoy John Lammiman