Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Blyth shipping past and present

Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:28 pm

Originally laid down as a chemical carrier in Malaysia the original owners withdrew and Stevie Clark got involved with her and I think she was launched as TOPAZ but before completion they sold her to Oldendorff's who chartered her to Stevie's for a couple of years. Could not make it up really
Regards
Graham

wilhelmine oldendorff.jpg
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby magoonigal » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Completed May 1998.
12,192 gross. 17,786 dwt.

No mention of being launched as Topaz in Mr Lloyds Big book, but that does not mean it did not happen.
Original Owner is given as Rio Topaz Shipping, Manager Egon Oldendorff.

02 RIO TOPAZ - 03 WILHELMINE OLDENDORFF - 05 RIO TOPAZ - 06 ROMUVA - 16 LAIME.

Currently trading in the Med.

Was that a rare visit????
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
magoonigal
 
Posts: 4671
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Location: Blyth.

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:29 pm

Vessel was built at P.T.Pal Indoniesia, Surabaya shipyard (Yard No. 130) and Stevies sold it while under construction as TOPAZ to Zegluga Morska, Szczecin and was launched as TOPAZ, registered in Gibraltar, during December 1996
Will try and find my noes which have been staring at me for ages before - you guessed it- a tidy up
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:02 pm

RIGHT HERE IS THE FULL STORY.....
Ordered by Stephenson Clarke in 1995 as part of a two ship contract and launched as TOPAZ for them in December 1997. However due to delays in their construction Stevies cancelled the contracts and the yard took them over and offered them for resale. During 1997 a prospective sale to Polska Zegluga Morska with conversion to a sulphur carrier fell through.
5.1998: Completed for Rio Topaz Shipping (Egon Oldendorff, Lubeck, managers), Liberia, as WILHELMNE OLDENDORFF. 2002: Renamed RIO TOPAZ. 2003: Renamed WILHELMINE OLDENDORFF. 2005: Renamed RIO TOPAZ. 2006: Sold to Lithianian Shipping Co., Klaipeda and renamed ROMUVA 2016: Sold to Laime Shipping Co. Ltd. (Astramar Shipping Co.Ltd,Riga, managers), Latvia, renamed LAIME and transferred to the Antigua and Barbuda register.
And to complete the story her un namaed sister was completed as THEODOR OLDENDORFF. Would be interesting to find out if she was going to be a Sussex town or precious stone name
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:07 am

Came in once as REMUVAA, have a pic of her somewhere.....
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby teesships » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:07 pm

IMO: 9121912
Nothing in Miramar (so presume also Lloyd's Register) to confirm her launch as TOPAZ.

Immingham - 24 November 1998:
wilhelmine-oldendorff241198.jpg
Ron
teesships
 
Posts: 7652
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:36 pm

and as ROMUVA was in Blyth on 20th August 2008
Another one found, helps if you spell the name right when you are looking for her but the picture is toooo big !
Regards
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby Whickham » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:56 am

See as LAIME at: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24900

But she appears to have grown some cranes.
Dave
Whickham
 
Posts: 8200
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Location: Whickham, Gateshead

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby creemaster » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 am

Her brother/sister Theodor Oldendorff had cranes so perhaps they were an optional extra and have lain somewhere till now
Would'nt be the first time
Regards
Graham
creemaster
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Re: Wilhelmine Oldendorff

Postby magoonigal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:20 am

Looks much better with a Blue Hull.

Cool Cranes. :lol:
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
magoonigal
 
Posts: 4671
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Location: Blyth.


Return to Blyth

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests