Halcyon Isle 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 had a working life of 21 years but appears to have ended her days rather ingloriously as a "storage hulk" or "slop barge".
|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|
|Engines||8 Cylinder 2-stroke cycle single-acting (2S.C.SA) Oil engine|
|Engine builders||Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij|
|11 Feb 1956||Launched as Konigswaard|
|1971||Sold to Taw Shipping Co. Piraeus, Greece - Managers Transoceanic Shipping co. Ltd. and renamed Ionic Queen|
|1973||Renamed Alice - same owners.|
|1974||Acquired by Ocean Bulkers (UK) Ltd. London and renamed Halcyon Isle|
|5 Sep 1974||Arrived Singapore with engine trouble in tow of tug Mississippi|
|1977||Sold to the Port of Singapore Authority for use as a storage vessel (non-propelled) at Palau Sebarek off Singapore|
|1979||Believed to have been scrapped in this year but this information is not validated.|
I have been unable to find out anything about the history of Halcyon Isle other than what is recorded in Career Highlights. Miramar - External Reference #14 has a simple note saying "deleted 1979". 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.
- From The Allen Collection - External Reference #1