Halcyon Isle



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".

Halcyon Isle
Halcyon Isle - date and location 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 470
Registry N/K
Official number 360728
Signal letters N/K
Call sign N/K
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 18,476
Net tonnage 7,249
Deadweight N/K
Length 556 ft
Breadth 72.91 ft
Depth 30.5 ft
Draught N/K
Engines 8 Cylinder 2-stroke cycle single-acting (2S.C.SA) Oil engine
Engine builders Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij
Works Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Power N/K
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 14.5 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew N/K

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 Feb 1956 Launched as Konigswaard
May 1956 Completed
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.

Service History

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.

Image Credits

  1. From The Allen Collection - External Reference #1