Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

News Event

Friday, January 2, 1959 @ 1600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
LINCOLN (1958-1975 Oil tanker 558 feet long of Federal Steam Navigation Company, London : Scrapped in 1978) Own Page

Federal Steam Navigation's tanker LINCOLN suffers heavy-weather damage and shelters in Belfast Lough

Ship's locationBelfast Lough (Northern Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage7,050
Gross Tonnage12,772
Deadweght Tonnage19,298


   The brand-new tanker LINCOLN, on her maiden voyage from the Clyde to Houston (Texas) suffered damage in a severe storm in the North Atlantic and was forced to seek shelter in Belfast Lough.

   The vessel had left the Clyde yesterday and, 36 hours after leaving, the Master considered that the heavy-weather damage to the ship was too severe and he decided to make for Belfast Lough for shelter and to make repairs.

   LINCOLN is a 558-feet long 12,772 gross ton oil tanker which was launched on 11th September 1958 by John Brown Shipbuilders at Clydebank for the Federal Steam Navigation Company of London, part of the great P & O Shipping Group.

   The ship was on passage to Houston to load a cargo of oil which she would bring to the U.K.