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HULDA MÆRSK (4)
Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:53 pm
HULDA MÆRSK (4)
1950 - 1968
Tankskibe i Partrederi for A/S D/S Svendborg & D/S af 1912 A/S (A.P. Møller) - Kopenhagen
Launched 22-09-1949; delivered 28-02-1950 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Corporation (Bartram & Sons Ltd.) - Sunderland (328)
140,13 x x 17,70 x 11,85 x 8,00 m.
8.825 dwt; 5.720 grt.
Lloyds Register (1961) 14974
2SA 5 cylinder Norden Electric Marine Engeneering Co. Ltd. - Wallsend, 670x2320; (other source Doxford [North Eastern Marine)
12 passengers; 6 holds; 12 tanks for Molasses, vegetable oil and Latex.
Newbuilding for the price of 10.987.721 Dkr.
Sold 02-03-1968 renamed MARTINE by Brigantine Transport Co.- Monrovia.
31-10-1967 in collission near Nagoya during a trip from Osaka to Kobe. 7 meter long damage.
22-01-1970 renamed SILVER SEA by Greeksea Shipping Co.- Piraeus.
16-05-1971 heavely damaged in a collission with MOONIE 6 mijl from Lichtschip ELBE 1 during a trip from Rotterdam to Pietarsaari and towed to Cuxhaven where she was sold.
22-03-1972 arrived in Hamburg for scrap at Eisen & Metall AG.
Re: HULDA MÆRSK (4)
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:01 pm
Hulda Maersk left Sunderland in Feb 1950 with an all Danish crew under Capt A. Jansen who had been sunk in 1941 and spent the remainder of the war working with the Canadians.
In 1953 she was allocated to the new extended fast monthly New York - Malaya service via Panama started with her sister Lexa Maersk, yno 327 from the same Bartram yard. Hulda was a very fine highly professional ship capable of 15 knots from her 5cyl Doxford diesel and comfortable accommodation for 12 passengers. Assorted ships pets were acquired for varying periods, one a monkey named Poude who lived a very luxurious life sailing the seas with his ship mates.
Hulda & Lexa would perform very well together much in demand and admired by all until Christmas Day 1954 when Lexa Maersk, Capt O. Caroc, whilst in the Roads at Singapore caught fire and was totally destroyed in the inferno which persisted for 4 days and being run aground to prevent sinking, the sad remains duly sold and scrapped in Singapore 1955.
The loss of Lexa duly had a serious impact on the rubber markets at the time although remarkably some of her cargo was salvaged and sold despite the fire damage.