Flag

Athel Line Ships (2)

Athel Line pages on this website:


Ships on this page:

AthelKing (1926)

AthelKing (1926)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers British Molasses Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Swan, Hunter & W.Richardson
Shipyard Wallsend, Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,285
Official Number 147359
Call Sign GMFK
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 9,557
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 6,019
Length 474.9 Ft.
Overall Length 492.5 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 64.4 Ft.
Depth 36.5 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA engines - 12 cylinder of bore 24 13/16" and stroke 51 3/16"
Engine Builder J.G. Kincaid Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 709 NHP
Maximum Speed 10.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 December 1925 Launched
March 1926 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Change of ownership to United Molasses Co. Ltd. 1926 and to Athel Line Ltd. 1940. Sunk by gunfire from Gerrman raider Atlantis on 9 September 1940 at position 21° 48' N 67° 40' W whilst en route from Table Bay, Capetown to Sourabaya in ballast. Details of Merchant Navy seamen who lost their lives and a photo of the memorial panel can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

AthelKing (1950)

AthelKing (1950)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Hebburn, Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 697
Official Number 183757
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 11,183
Deadweight (DWT) 15632
Net Tonnage 6,516
Length 544 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 67,2 Ft.
Depth 28.9 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 2 SA 4 cylinder Doxford Type with cylinders of bore 670mm and stroke 2,320mm
Engine Builder R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Hebburn, Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/A
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
25 August 1949 Launched
January 1950 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Taken for breaking up at Valencia 2 August 192.

AthelKnight (1930)

AthelKnight (1930)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers United Molasses Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder R. Duncan & Co.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 394
Official Number 161143
Call Sign GSKF
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,940
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,224
Length 475 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 63.3 Ft.
Depth 35 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA 12 cylinder with bore 24 13/16" and stroke 51 3/16".
Engine Builder J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double ended boilers operating at 180psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 709 NHP
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 December 1929 Launched
March 1930 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Change of ownership to Athel Line Ltd. 1940. She was hit on 27 May 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-172, and subsequently sunk by gunfire, at position 27° 50' N 46° 00' W. Merchant Navy casualties are recorded on the Tower Hill memorial and a photo of the memorial panel is available on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

AthelKnight (1948)

AthelKnight (1948)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd.
Shipyard Deptford Yard, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 779
Official Number 182449
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 9,087
Deadweight (DWT) 12840
Net Tonnage 5,216
Length 465 Ft.
Overall Length 493 Ft. 5 Inches
Breadth or Beam 63 Ft. 7.5 Inch
Depth 34 Ft. 8 Inch
Draught 28 Ft. 2 Inch
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 2 SA 4 cylinder Doxford Type
Engine Builder North Eastern Marine Eng. Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/A
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 3,900 BHP at 105 rpm
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
3 April 1948 Launched
October 1948 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity 105,000 barrels

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Taken for breaking at Onomichi on 24 December 1966

AthelLaird

AthelLaird


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Cammell, Laird & Co;
Shipyard Birkenhead
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,188
Official Number 182481
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 11,150
Deadweight (DWT) 15626
Net Tonnage 6,517
Length 510 Ft.
Overall Length 544 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 67 Ft. 3 Inch
Depth 36 Ft.
Draught 28 Ft. 8.5 Inch
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 2 SA 4 cylinder Doxford type
Engine Builder Hawthorne Leslie & Co.
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/A
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 3,900 BHP at 105 psi
Maximum Speed 11.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
2 December 1948 Launched
April 1949 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity 133,000 barrels

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Ownership changed to Tankers Ltd. 1969. Sent for breaking up at Shipbreaking Industries Ltd;. Fasland 10 September 1971.

AthelMonarch (1928)

AthelMonarch (1928)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers United Molasses Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Hamilton & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 400
Official Number 149673
Call Sign GNRQ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,995
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,144
Length 475 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 63.3 Ft.
Depth 35 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA 12 cylinders of bore 24 13/16" and stroke 51 3/16"
Engine Builder J.G. Kincaid
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended boiler operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 709 NHP
Maximum Speed 10.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
10 February 1928 Launched
April 1928 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Change of ownership to Athel Line Ltd. 1940. She was struck by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-47 on 20 October 1940 at position 56° 45' N 15° 58 but repaired. She was sunk on 15 June 1943 by a torpedo fired by U-97 at position 32° 20' N 34° 39' E (near Jaffa). Details of Merchant Navy seamen that lost their lives and a photo of the memorial panel can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

AthelMonarch (1950)

AthelMonarch (1950)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Hawthorne Leslie Ltd.
Shipyard Hebburn, Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 698
Official Number 183764
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 11,182
Deadweight (DWT) 15632
Net Tonnage 6,517
Length 510 Ft.
Overall Length 544 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 67 Ft.
Depth 36 Ft.
Draught 28 Ft. 9 Inch
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 2 SA - 4 cylinder Doxford type
Engine Builder Hawthorne Leslie Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Hebburn, Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/A
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 3,900 BHP at 105 rpm
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
17 January 1950 Launched
April 1950 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity 133,000 barrels

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to Tankers Ltd. 1969. Taken to Aquilar y Peris at Burriana for breaking 14 September 1972

AthelPrince (1926)

AthelPrince (1926)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers United Molasses Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Haverton Hill on Tees
Country where built UK
Yard Number 85
Official Number 147356
Call Sign GMCS
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,782
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,144
Length 471.2 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 62.4 Ft.
Depth 35.3 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA engines. 12 cylinder of bore 24 13/16" and stroke 51 3/16"
Engine Builder J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 709 MN
Maximum Speed 10.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
2 November 1925 Launched
February 1926 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Keel laid down 26 February 1925. Ownership changed to Athel Line Ltd. 1940. She was taken to Faslane to be broken up by Shipbreaking Industries 15 July 1954.

AthelPrince (1959)

AthelPrince (1959)


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering
Shipyard Dundee
Country where built UK
Yard Number 517
Official Number 301321
Call Sign GHXT
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,295
Deadweight (DWT) 12117
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 140.2 Metres
Overall Length 151.2 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19.8 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 14.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
21 July 1959 Launched
November 1959 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to Sugar Line Ltd. and name to Sugar Importer 1966 - her length was increased at this time. Then to Albion Co. Ltd. in 1967, to Inter Bulkers Inc. with change of name to Lucky Importer 1976, to Nicolaos Shipping Cl and change of name to Nikolaos K in 1980, to Coombe Shipping Corp. and change of name to Devon 1981 and change of name to Banahaw in 1983. She was taken to Pusan to be broken up at Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. 6 September 1983.

AthelPrincess

AthelPrincess


Click image for enlarged view

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Bulk Carrier
Original Owners and Managers Athel Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.
Shipyard Dundee
Country where built UK
Yard Number 518
Official Number 301334
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,295
Deadweight (DWT) 15300
Net Tonnage N/K
Length N/K
Overall Length 151.2 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.2 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 14.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
17 November 1959 Launched
March 1960 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information In 1965 she was lengthened to 170.4m overall/159.3m and 11687 GRT and 16,419 DWT. Change of ownership to Sugar Line Ltd. and name to Sugar Exporter 1966, change of owner to Albion Co. Ltd. 1967, change of owner to Astro Pacifico Armadora SA and name to Zeus 1976, and change of owner to Santa Grace Cia Nav Sri 1984. She was taken for breaking up at Dalian on 11 March 1985.