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Hearts of Oak
Athel Line Ships
Scroll down for the Index of the 39 ANCO ships.
1961 Silvertown Sugar and Crystal Fleets
were combined under the name of Sugar Line Ltd ( Athel Tankers ).
In 1961 The Athel Fleet consisted of
ATHELBEACH, ATHELBRAE, ATHELCHIEF, ATHELCREST, ATHELCROWN, ATHELFOAM, ATHELKNIGHT, ATHELLAIRD, ATHELMERE, ATHELMONARCH, ATHELPRINCE, ATHELPRINCESS, ATHELQUEEN, ATHELSTANE, ATHELTEMPLAR
1962 P&O Group consolidated their combined tanker fleets as Trident Tankers.
1963 P&O joined with Erling Naess’Anglo Norness Shipping Company,
as Associated Bulk Carriers, Bermuda.
1963 Athel Line joined with Scandinavian partners as Anco Tanker Services.
These partners had themselves been in co-operation from the 1950s;
A.O.Andersen, Henry Collingwood and other Norwegian ship owners,
Iver Bugge and Haldor Virik.
1967 Anco entered the parcel tanker market.
1968 P & O Lines Ltd. & Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd.
(Panocean Shipping & Terminals Ltd.), London, UK formed.
1970 P&O Bulk Shipping Division, took over Trident Tankers, Hain-Nourse, Associated Bulk Carriers,
Panocean and Mundo Gas.
August 1971 P&O Bulk Shipping elements merged as one.
1972 Athel Line ( Tate & Lyle ) took over the whole of the Anco shareholding.
1973 The Anco company became wholly owned by Tate & Lyle.
1976 P&O Bulk Shipping took control of Tate & Lyle’s Anco,
becoming Panocean Anco.
1982 The tanker company of Stolt-Nielsen was re-established at Cos Cob, Connecticut.
Stolt Tankers Joint Service was established, following an agreement under which
Stolt-Nielsen marketed the 11 ships of the Panocean Anco fleet.
In 1982, The Panocean Anco Fleet consisted of
ANCO CHARGER, ANCO CHASER, ANCO EMPRESS,
ANCO ENDEAVOUR, ANCO ENERGIE, ANCO ENTENTE,
ANCO ENTERPRISE, ANCO SOVEREIGN,
Anco ceased operating in 1983.
In the lists below, where two dates are shown, the first is the date of build
and the second is the date of renaming to the ANCO fleet.
Collingwood; Schrøder & Farstad;
Andersen, Bugge and Virik and their ships.
ANCO SPRING 1958 / 1964 ex DODONA
ANCO BERGLJOT 1958 / 1964 (ex BERGLJOT) [ANCO STRIPE 1969]
ANCO SAILOR 1950 / 1964 ex SANDEFJORD
ANCO SPUR 1954 / 1964 ex FAUNUS
ANCO STAR 1958 / 1964 ex TERNOY
ANCO STORM 1956 / 1964 ex BOHEME
ANCO STREAM (1) 1950 / 1964 ex BUCCANEER
ANCO SWAN (1) 1949 / 1964 ex SVANAAS
ANCO SEA (1) 1964 ex BELLONA
ANCO SUN 1964 ex HAVSOY
ANCO SWIFT 1964 ex SKOGAAS
ANCO ARIADNE 1968 ex ARIADNE
ANCO SWAN (2) 1969
ANCO SPAN 1970
ANCO SPUR 1970 NO PICTURE
ANCO VILLE 1970
Including Norness Ships
ANCO DUCHESS 1968 / 1970 ex ATHELDUCHESS
ANCO DUKE 1968 / 1970 ex ATHELDUKE
ANCO PRINCESS 1971
ANCO SCEPTRE 1971
ANCO SOVEREIGN 1972
ANCO STANE 1972
ANCO TEMPLAR 1972
ANCO CHALLENGER 1972 / 1979 ex POST CHALLENGER
ANCO CHAMPION 1973 / 1979 ex POST CHAMPION
ANCO CHARGER 1973 / 1979 ex POST CHARGER
ANCO CHASER 1973 / 1979 ex POST CHASER
ANCO ENDEAVOUR 1974 / 1979 ex POST ENDEAVOUR
ANCO ENERGIE 1974 / 1979 ex POST ENERGIE
ANCO ENTERPRISE 1974 / 1979 ex POST ENTERPRISE
ANCO ENTENTE 1975 / 1979 ex POST ENTENTE NO PICTURE
My Sincere Thanks to
Joe McMillan, Johnny Riert and Ted Finch
Can anyone please help with the two missing pictures?
3rd November 2007