Craftsman (T&J Harrison)

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Craftsman (T&J Harrison)

Post by shipstamps » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:58 pm


Launched 23rd June 1971 by Doxford and Sunderland Ltd. Delivered 28th February 1972 after a delay of nearly five months due to a strike at the shipyard.
March 1978 damaged by fire in the hold and put into Monrovia for repairs.
November 1981 after completing a final voyage to Venezuela she was sold to Lerax shipping, Panama and renamed FORUM CRAFTSMAN under the Greek flag.
1988 managers became Veritas Marine Consultants and she was renamed REGAL CRUSADER.
192 sold and renamed CHRISTINA J.
1994 sold to Thai shipbreakers.

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Re: Craftsman (T&J Harrison)

Post by aukepalmhof » Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:39 pm

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Built as a cargo vessel under yard No 900 by Doxford & Sunderland in Deptford for the Charente SS Co. Ltd – T & J Harrison Ltd., Liverpool. Launched 23rd June 1971 as CRAFTSMAN.
Tonnage 10,220 grt, 5,169 nrt, 13,036 dwt, dim. 162.01 x 22.46 x 12.49m, draught 12.5m, length bpp.150.9m.
Powered by one Sulzer 8-cyl 2SA oil engine, 16,000 bhp, one shaft, speed 17 knots.
Loading gear: 3 cranes, 2 Stulcken 250 ton ( 500 tons in tandem) derricks, and 9 other derricks.
Delivery was delayed by nearly five months due to a strike at the shipyard.
28 February 1972 delivered, homeport Liverpool.

March 1978 damaged by fire in a hold and put into Monrovia for repairs.
November 1981 after completing a final voyage to Venezuela she was sold to Lerax shipping, Panama, and renamed FORUM CRAFTSMAN under the Greek flag.
1987 Sold Marigold Navigation Co. Ltd. Limassol, Cyprus, laid up under repair.
1988 Renamed in REGAL CRUSADER.
End 1988 sold to Tapee Navigation Co. Ltd, Limassol, not renamed.
1992 Sold to Navalway Shipping Ltd., Limassol, renamed in CHRISTINA J.
18 August 1994 arrived in Cebu, Philippines, she was scrapped by K & A Metal Industry, work commenced 11 July 1995.

Watercraft Philately 1985 page 21. https://www.miramarshipindex.nz Merchant Fleets Thos. & Jas. Harrison by Duncan Haws.
Kenya 1983 70c sg 284, Scott ?
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