Halcyon Wave was launched in 1959 and had a 28 year service life before being broken up in 1987. She had changed name and ownership between being launched and completion and was to change her name five more times during her life.
|Registered owners, managers and operators||Naessholm Shipping Co. Ltd. Hamilton Bermuda|
|Builders||Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad A/B|
|Engines||9 Cylinder B&W oil engine|
|Engine builders||Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad A/B|
|1959||Laid down as Snestad|
|17 Dec 1959||Launched as Snestad for A.F. Claverness & Co A/S Norway|
|Mar 1960||Completed as Naess Clansman for Naessholm Shipping Co. Ltd, Hamilton Bermuda|
|1967||Acquired by Court Line Ltd.— Court Line (Ship Management) Ltd. Managers, and renamed Halcyon Wave|
|1974||Sold to Narada Shipping Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia - Managers Marintico London and renamed North Atlantic Unity|
|1975||Renamed Narada and laid up at Avonmouth under arrest.|
|1977||Renamed Noufara and put up for sale by order of the Admiralty Marshal|
|1978||Sold to Chronos Steamship Corp. Piraeus, Greece - Managers Chronos Shipping Co. Ltd|
|1981||Sold to Obeid Mohamed Bahawi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Managers Elhawi Shipping Co. Ltd. And renamed Noor Ba|
|1987||Moored at Jeddah as a storage vessel for Elhawi Shipping Co. Ltd.|
|28 Dec 1987||Delivered to be broken up at Gadani Beach Pakistan|
Little is known of the service history of Halcyon Wave other than what is recorded in Career Highlights and the incident described below:
In a legal ruling in 1968, the District Director of New York made a judgement against the owners of the ship related to illegal landings by crew members - see External Reference #22.
The judgement was made against the representatives of the ship on 3 December 1968 and relates to an appeal against a penalty of $1,000 dollars per head in respect of 'alien members of the crew' who had not been granted Conditional Landing Privileges; four Chinese crew members had gone ashore in a lifeboat. The judgment reduced the penalty to $200 per head on the grounds that there had been five professional guards and a supervisor employed round the clock to prevent these people landing.
Halcyon Wave was also laid up in Avonmouth in 1975 but the circumstances of this are not known.
- From The Allen Collection - External Reference #1