OPALIA (1)

About

Completed 1938 as OPALIA for Anglo-Saxon. 16-2-1942 torpedoed by U564 and damaged. 6-11-1956 set on fire Port Said during Suez Canal crisis. 4-1959 refloated and repaired by Egyptians. 1961 in service under Egyptian flag. 1967 sold to Mohamed Nawar Egypt and renamed Nawar. 1987 deleted from register.

Also known as
Nawar
IMO number
5371430
Call sign
GJGP
Construction number
67
Tonnage
9.195 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
134m
Year of construction
1938
Year of renaming/broken up
1987
Service for Shell
1938 to 1956
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Bernard Jack Jo... Royal Navy dems rating (gunner) 1937 to 1945
James Howell Row deck apprentice 1942 to 1943
Michael Carroll Royal Navy dems rating (gunner) 1942
Percy Seear captain (commanding officer) 1942
My Late Father ... Royal Navy dems rating (gunner) 1943 Eric died in 1981, see http://www.joananderic.talktalk.net/index_001.htm
Ted Edward Raym... Royal Navy dems rating (gunner) 1945
stamatiouandreas Chief Officer (my father) 1948 to 1955 My father Capt Emmanuel Stamatiou sailed on the Opalia in the Gulf of Suez in the late 40's-mid 50's; His last assignments were as Chief Officer. When he got this Master's degree, he joined the Suez Canal Authority as a Pilot in Port Tewfik
Joseph Moore 4th engineer 1975 to 1976

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
02/25/2018 - 15:12 Bernard Jack Jo...

Does anyone remember attack by UBoat in Feb.1942.?My Dad was in action that day as a gunner.Please contact me if you do.