Posted by Don Andersen email@example.com
on May 22, 2001.
My father, Arne, served on the Iselin and the Pan Auruba during WW 2. This site is the first one I have found that even mentions these ships. Great site, and thank you for it! If you, or anyone, can direct me to find more information on these boats, I would really appreciate hearing from you. I believe the Iselin carried Aviation fuel and I do have a picture of her.
Posted by Siri firstname.lastname@example.org
on May 23.
What kind of information are you looking for, technical (like dimensions etc.) or trips/cargoes etc.?
Posted by Don Andersen on May 23.
I wish to find out whatever information is available or where I can find it. Pictures of the ships and names of crew members aboard about 1944 are the most desireable. The technical information is also of great interest. Thank you.
Posted by Siri on May 23.
I'm afraid I don't have much more than what's on my ship lists, with just a few additions:
Pan Aruba (1931-1948) Tanker - Leif H°egh & Co., A/S.
Tonnages: 9,231 gross, 5,625 net, 14,930 deadweight.
Dimensions: 484 ft 5 in length x 65 ft 6 in beam.
Machinery: 6-cylinder two-stroke cycle single acting oil engine by Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle.
Completed by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle in February 1931.
May 1948: Sold to Rederibolaget Hans von Rettig (Wilh. Bensow OY, managers), Finland, and placed in the ownership of Rederibolaget Re-be (G. Damstr÷m, manager), Finland, and renamed Aruba.
1956: Reverted to Rederi Hans von Rettig, Finland.
1959: Sold to the Yogoslavian shipbreakers Brodospas, and during May 1959 delivered at Split for demolition.
Iselin, motor tanker - (Magnus Konow, Oslo)
Built at Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malm÷, Sweden, 1939.
9493 gt, 15,075 dwt
525ft 5 in (overall lengt)
breadth 62ft 9in
draught 28ft 4 in
service speed 14.0.
I have taken note of your address and will let you know if I come across anything.
Posted by Don Andersen on May 24.
Thank you very much for your response. If I find anything special, I will forward to you.