King Henry

As African Lion

Arriving at the fitting out berth

Launched at Harland & Wolff - August 1958

On Charter to Svea Line - 1964

Life after King Line

Some of the huge logs on No 4 hatch.

They were loaded at Abidjan in July and discharged at Mediterranean ports


Review - December 1964

On Charter to East African National Line - 1970

KING HENRY was photographed passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth,

on 23rd May 1970 while on charter to Eastern Africa National Shipping Limited

Photograph by Malcolm Cranfield

Newsprint to Australia - 1967

I served on the King Henry as a junior to third engineer from spring 1967 to 1968 Corner Brook to Brisbane with newsprint.

Port Lincoln to Cochin in Southern India with bulk grain.

Then across to the Red Sea to load a land based oil rig ( 2 weeks to load from a tank landing craft).

Discharged in Dammam in the Persian Gulf.

Light ship to Reunion.

Bulk sugar to Marseille.

Light ship Marseille to Corner Brook then off to Brisbane again with Newspriint.

Port Pirie to Avonmouth with lead and zinc concentrates.

Terrific storm in the Australian Bight. Is there any one out there that sailed on that 13 month voyage.

It was a wonderful ship. The engine room was tip top

Stopped at sea twice in 2.1/2 years to change exhaust valves!!

King

Henry

Left Tyne

10 June

For Cornerbrook & Australia

Master

A Underdown

Chief Officer

M Jackson

Second Officer

P Channell

Third Officer

W Asi

Radio Officer

J Cardownie

Carpenter

M Sullivan

Bosun

Sikander

Chief Engineer

M Herridge

Second Engineer

J Kernick

Third Engineer

B Makhija

Fourth Engineer

I Andrews

Junior Engineer

P Gibbs

R Blenkinsop

Electrician

I Tuohy

ERS

Abdul Qadir

Purser/Catering Officer

L Wynne

King

Henry

Left Birkenhead

16 July

For E Africa

Master

R Fullarton

Chief Officer

L Bartrip

Second Officer

M Mohamed

Third Officer

G Maxwell

Radio Officer

J Maxwell

Carpenter

G Haigh

Bosun

L Meah

Chief Engineer

R Partington

Second Engineer

R French

Third Engineer

J Young

Fourth Engineer

J Stephens

Junior Engineer

A Hocken

D Ndigwa

Electrician

B Skyner

ERS

Senaullah

Purser/Catering Officer

D Shotter

Chief Cook

S Bisai

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