Trochiscus

About

Completed 1944 as Fort Matanzas for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Trochiscus. 6-1959 laid-up Singapore. 22-12-1960 arrived Hong Kong for scrap.

Information
Also known as
Fort Matanzas
IMO number
2246201
Call sign
GFKB
Construction number
79
Tonnage
16.478 ton
Beam
21m
Length overall
169m
Year of construction
1944
Year of renaming/broken up
1960
Service for Shell
1947 to 1960
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/27/2011 - 11:38 Marnoch Thomson

Trochiscus - I was Third Engineer on the Halia in 1959 when we towed her for five days fully loaded from somewhere in the Indian Ocean to Trincomalee in Ceylon - she had sustained some kind of catastrophic engine problem but nobody was hurt as far as I know. We were paid salvage money according to our salary which was a lovely bonus and the handsome cheque arrived just before Christmas.The procedure carried out in doing this tow was for many years adopted as the standard recommended procedure in Lloyds Underwriters manual.

08/22/2011 - 14:52 Graham Cunliffe Fred

in 1959 when crossing the indian ocean i woke up on my feet when the turbines ran away and exploded sending blades through the engine room walls. we were adrift for about eight days before we discharged cargo into a norwegian tanker and then we were taken in tow by the shell tanker halia, my previous ship. we were towed to ceylon from where i was transferred to the eastern fleet in singapore.

07/07/2009 - 21:40 Eugene Everett ...

1944 Ulithi Island and port (half way from States to PI)a suberged mine rubbed the port side while underway. Divereted my attention from fighting with a gull, about to crap on my flag bag!
Gene Dempsey