Halcyon Wave



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.

Halcyon Wave
Halcyon Wave - date and location not known. [1]

Basic Data

Item Value
Registered owners, managers and operators Naessholm Shipping Co. Ltd. Hamilton Bermuda
Builders Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad A/B
Yard Gothenberg
Country Sweden
Yard number 257
Registry N/K
Official number 301100
Signal letters N/K
Call sign GGHQ
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 16,492
Net tonnage 9,989
Deadweight N/K
Length 615.73 ft
Breadth 79.25 ft
Depth Depth:
Draught N/K
Engines 9 Cylinder B&W oil engine
Engine builders Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad A/B
Works Gothenburg
Country Sweden
Power N/K
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 16 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew N/K

Career Highlights

Date Event
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

Service History

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.

Image Credits

  1. From The Allen Collection - External Reference #1