King Henry

GXJM

Arriving at the fitting out berth

Launched at Harland & Wolff - August 1958

As African Lion

Life after King Line

On Charter to Svea Line - 1964

Some of the huge logs on No 4 hatch.

They were loaded at Abidjan in July and discharged at Mediterranean ports


Review - December 1964

Newsprint to Australia - 1967

I served on the King Henry as a junior to third engineer from spring 1967 to 1968 Corner Brook to Brisbane with newsprint.

Port Lincoln to Cochin in Southern India with bulk grain.

Then across to the Red Sea to load a land based oil rig ( 2 weeks to load from a tank landing craft).

Discharged in Dammam in the Persian Gulf.

Light ship to Reunion.

Bulk sugar to Marseille.

Light ship Marseille to Corner Brook then off to Brisbane again with Newspriint.

Port Pirie to Avonmouth with lead and zinc concentrates.

Terrific storm in the Australian Bight. Is there any one out there that sailed on that 13 month voyage.

It was a wonderful ship. The engine room was tip top

Stopped at sea twice in 2.1/2 years to change exhaust valves!!

Peter Gibbs - Junior Engineer

On Charter to East African National Line - 1970

KING HENRY was photographed passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth,

on 23rd May 1970 while on charter to Eastern Africa National Shipping Limited

Photograph by Malcolm Cranfield

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

King Henry

1958

1972 Sold to Greece

5829

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

300806

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Motor 6 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

3300 BHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

G F Smith

7/1959

Avonmouth

Australia


4/1960

Antwerp

USA & Canada

J L Ritch

2/1962

Liverpool

Mauritius


6/1962

Manchester

Chalna


2/1963

London

India


9/1963

Liverpool

India

J A Lewis

1964

Marseilles

W Africa

T Coates

4/1965

Liverpool

India


9/1965

London

S & E Africa


12/1965

Genoa

Australia

R Wise

6/1966

London

E Africa


11/1966

Liverpool

E Africa

A T Underdown

6/1967

Tyne

Cornerbrook & Australia

N F Wray-Cook

3/1968

Liverpool

India & E Pakistan

R F Fullarton

6/1969

London

Pakistan


2/1970

Birkenhead

E Africa


7/1970

Birkenhead

E Africa

D Richards

6/1971

Liverpool

S America


11/1971

Liverpool

E Africa


4/1972

Birkenhead

India

Review - October 1958

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