Halcyon Cove

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Introduction

Halcyon Cove is included in the list of Court Line Ships by Middlemiss - External Reference #4, but the exact connection with the company is not clear. We do know that the "Halcyon" prefix was used by Court Line for its tankers. She was launched as Kaizerswaard.

Halcyon Cove had a working life of 21 years starting in 1955 and ending with her being broken up in 1976. During her life she had several changes in name and owner.

Halcyon Cove
Halcyon Cove as Kaizerswaard - the location and date are not known [1]

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Registered owners, managers and operators N.V. Verenigde Nederlandsche Tankvaart Rederij, The Hague, Netherlands
Managers N.V.van Nievelt Goudriaan & Co's Stoomboot Maatschappij, Rotterdam
Builders Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij
Yard Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Yard number 469
Registry N/K
Official number 358937
Signal letters N/K
Call sign N/K
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 18,476
Net tonnage 7,249
Deadweight N/K
Length 555.67 ft
Breadth 72.92 ft
Depth 29.58 ft
Draught N/K
Engines 8 Cylinder 2-stroke cycle single-acting (2S.C.SA) Oil engine
Engine builders Stork & Co. N.V.
Works Henglo
Country Netherlands
Power N/K
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 14.5 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew N/K
Halcyon Cove
Halcyon Cove as Kaizerswaard - the location and date are not known [1]

Career Highlights

Date Event
4 Jun 1955 Launched as Kaizerswaard
Oct 1955 Completed
1970 Sold to Taw Shipping Co. Piraeus, Greece - Managers Transoceanic Shipping co. Ltd. and renamed Ionic King
1973 Acquired by Ocean Bulkers (UK) Ltd. London and renamed Halcyon Cove
1973 Sold to Ocean Clue Shipping Co. Ltd. Piraeus, Greece - Managers A.Halcoussis & Co. Ltd. London and renamed Rana
25 Oct 1976 Delivered to be broken up by Messrs. Pwakkal at Gadani Beach, Karachi, Pakistan
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The three above photos are of Halcyon Cove as Kaizerswaard - the location and date are not known [1]

Service History

I have been unable to find out anything about the history of Halcyon Cove other than what is recorded in Career Highlights. If anyone reading this has any further information, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me. Contact details are at the foot of this page.

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The two above photos are of Halcyon Cove as Kaizerswaard - the location and date are not known [1]

Image Credits

  1. By courtesy of Kees Helder