HELENE

HELENE

Postby Keelman » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:18 am

Helene.jpg
ARCWEAR was the first of three ships built to a design by Sir Joseph Isherwood and completed to his own account by Short Bros. Ltd. The so called "Arcform" design of hull was an attempt to develop a hull form which would improve fuel efficiency and afford an increased deadweight carrying capacity compared to a traditional hull shape.
After completing trials in 1934 ARCWEAR bunkered on the River Tyne before proceeding to Immingham to load coal for the River Plate
With a much altered appearance compared to her early days ARCWEAR in the shape of HELENE is seen approaching the Tyne piers in this shot taken in 1968

Launched by Short Bros. in 1934 as ARCWEAR for the Arcwear Shipping Co.
To Ships Finance & Management Co Ltd., London, in 1937 renamed LORD COCHRANE
To Mackprang Jr. of Hamburg in1950 renamed FRIEDEN C
To Martha Shipping Co. Ltd. in 1958 renamed MARTHA
To Cia. de Nav. Martha Ltd. in 1964 renamed BOSTON L
To Cacique de Nav. S.A., Panama, in 1966 renamed HELENE
Ran aground 24/07/68 on Inhaca Island near Lourenco Marques while on passage Constantza to Jeddah. Re-floated and declared a CTL. Broken up at Durban
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Re: HELENE

Postby northeast » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:12 pm

Cheers, George
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Re: HELENE

Postby Tony Frost » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:37 pm

Photo.HELENE is ex HELENE KULUKUNDIS bt.1938.B/U H.K.16.3.62(ARCWEAR is a tree islander)
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Re: HELENE

Postby teesships » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:20 pm

Can't be categoric over identification, but if it helps, I can say the 1938-built HELENE was at Tyne-Tees/Dent's Wharves, River Tees, on 26 December 1961, shortly before she was scrapped at Hong Kong.

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Re: HELENE

Postby magoonigal » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:33 pm

Having compared pictures of HELENE, Tony is right.
KM's picture is the HELENE KULUKUNDIS.

She was one of three built for the Company by Shorts.
The other two were ELIAS G KULUKUNDIS and MASTER ELIAS KULUKUNDIS
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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