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Hearts of Oak
Athel Line Ships
3 ships of this name
Built 1929 R. Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow
475ft x 63ft 4ins
Twin screw; Speed 10 Ĺ knots
1941 17th January† Mined 51 21N 03 20 W - Off Barry, S.Wales;† Salvaged.
1945† 16th April† In convoy FS1784 en route from Port Everglades to Hull ( Saltend with molasses ); East of the Longstone, Farnes she was torpedoed by U-1274† position 55.38N, 01.30W. She sunk at 55.36N† 01.40W. One crewmember was lost. The British merchantman KING NEPTUNE picked up the master, 41 crew members and four gunners.
The man who died 16th April 1945
McKENZIE, Fourth Engineer Officer, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Age 23.
By kind permission of
Collection Raul Maya (Montevideo)
Built: 1949†† Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland.
Owner:†† Athel Line Limited
474ft 6ins x 63ft 7ins
1952† Diversion of HMS Alacrity: assistance given to Athelduke
on account of mutinous conduct by members of crew. (ADM 1/23734)
1958 Tankers Ltd
1967 Arrived at Hirao, Japan 6th June for demolition.
1967 scrapped Japan.
Puerto Padre, Cuba - 16th May 1956
Photograph by John Tomlinson
Athelduke in Wellington Harbour
Built 1968† Uddevallavarvet A/B, Uddevalla, Sweden.
Yard Nr 221
for Athel Line Ltd.
Sister ship to ATHELDUCHESS(3) and ATHELKNIGHT (3)
1970 ANCO DUKE Athel Line Ltd.
1979 ANCO DUKE Wirontono Shipping Pte. Ltd. - Singapore
1980 LAKE ANETTE R/A Mimer & A/S Norfart - Norway
1980 LAKE ANETTE P/R Lake Anette -Norway
1983 SATU MAR Thomar Nav. Pte.Ltd.-Singapore
1986 TOVE COB Bulk Products Shipping Trading Pte. Ltd. - Singapore
1993 Arrived at Chittagong, Bangladesh, 8 Feb. for demolition
Athelduke (3) as ANCO DUKE
Photograph by Joe McMillan