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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Freshmoor

Other name(s): El Imam Aly; Fossbeck; Irenes Modesty; Port Saint Louis; Tafna

Ship owner: Freshmoor Navigation Company; Hussein Kamal Hussein Said Kamaki; Societe d'Armement Fluvial et Maritime; Yeratsakos Shipping Company

Ship builder: W. Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, England

Engine builder: Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur, England; W. Doxford & Sons

Year ship built: 1928

Year engine built: 1928

Final disposition: Stranded on January 26, 1983 near Alexandria.


On Great lakes in 1930's carrying oil for Lever Brothers.

Lengthened in 1958 to 249.7 ft. with increased tonnage to 1532 gross and 840 net.

Engine rebuilt by Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur.  New diesel engine:

7 cyl, 25 5/8 stroke (14 3/16)


b) Fossbeck (U.K.) (1936)

c) Port Saint Louis (Fr.) (1937)

d) Tafna (Panama)

e) Irenes Modesty (Cyprus)

f) El Imam Aly (Egypt)


1) Freshmoor Navigation Company, London, England

2) (Intentionally blank)

3) Societe d'Armement Fluvial et Maritime, Le Havre, France

4) Yeratsakos Shipping Company, Panama (1976)

5) Hussein Kamal Hussein Said Kamaki, Alexandria, Egypt

Registry number: BR. 160573

Hull number: 588

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 17.4 ft.

Width: 34.3 ft.

Length: 210.5 ft.

Stroke length: 51.25 in.

Gross tonnage: 1146

Net tonnage: 534

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel

Piston 1: 3 cyl

Piston 2: 15.75

Piston 3: 51.25

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