Neritopsis

About

Completed 1946 as Neritopsis for STUK. 17-11-1956 struck submerged rock off Palawan Island and sank.

Information
IMO number
1180975
Call sign
GLFF
Construction number
83
Tonnage
12.762 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
147m
Year of construction
1946
Year of renaming/broken up
1956
Service for Shell
1946 to 1956
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Frank G Bragge 3rd engineer 1948
Eric Knight fireman 1948 to 1949 engine room, fireman, wiper trimmer
H.f. White 2nd engineer 1948 to 1949
Geoffrey Sowter deck apprentice 1948 to 1950
James A. Smith 2nd cook and baker 1951 to 1952
Gordon Benny 5th engineer 1953
Tom Lynch radio officer 1954 to 1955
Jim Gallacher 4th engineer 1955 to 1956
David G Williams deck apprentice 1955 to 1956
Norman Mason 5th engineer 1956

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/14/2010 - 12:25 Alan Knight

When I sailed with Capt. Eric Brown in around 1971, he told me that he had been on "Neritopsis" when it "discovered" the Neritopsis Rock.He said that they were on their way from Borneo to Japan. At first light, breakers were seen ahead. The OOW threw the wheel hard over, but "Neritopsis" hit the reef.The sea was calm, and everyone abandoned ship safely, except for the Chinese carpenter, who drowned.When I sailed as 3/O in "Gadinia" in 1972, she was equipped with satnav, (which was the size of a domestic refrigerator) and it revealed that the tide rushing into, or out of, the Balabac Strait in/out of the Sulu Sea, sets up extremely powerful E-W sets. It is my belief that "Neritopsis", was affected by such an Eastbound set, and at 12? knots over-the-ground had been set far inshore of her DR track during the hours of darkness.Alan Knight

05/21/2010 - 11:48 Eric Knight

I struck the Captain, (the oldman), in the September 1949 and was kicked off the ship and sent to Changi Prison.