Built as a Freedom type cargo vessel under yard No 2600 by Ishikawajima-Harima Industries, Aioi, Japan for the Greek owner Tatmas Maritimes S.A.
08 April 1977 keel laid down
20 June 1977 launched as the MILOS ISLAND.
Tonnage 8,738 grt, 5,903 nrt, 14,967 dwt, dim. 143.4 x 19.8 x 12.4m., draught 9.1m., length bpp. 134.0m.
Powered by one 14-cyl. V-type Pielstick diesel, hp?, one shaft, speed 13.5 knots.
04 April 1978 completed and delivered under the name NEPTUNE SPINEL owned by Neptune Gamma (Pte) Ltd. Orient-Neptune Line, Singapore.
1993 Sold to Laemthong International Lines (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapore and renamed LAEMTHONG PRIDE.
1996 Transferred to Laemthong International Lines, Bangkok, Thailand not renamed.
2012 Detained in Paranaguá, Brazil.
Sold to Mumbai, India for demolition, where she arrived in November 2012.
Given by http://www.equasis.org that she was broken up since 03 March 2013.
Singapore 1978 10c sg335, scott308.
Source: Navicula. Marine News. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
Sometime ago in a secondhand bookshop I found the book Logbook for Grace, Whaling brig DAISEY 1912-1913, by Robert Cushman Murphy.
He made a voyage on board of this American whaling vessel between 1912 and 1913 collecting specimen for the American Museum of Natural History. He signed on at Portsmouth on the island of Dominica on the 10th of June 1912 as assistant navigator, the "DAISY" whaled then in that vicinity for a while before she sailed to the North and then to the Cabo Verde Isl. for provision, before she headed for the South and the waters of the Antarctic for sealing and whaling. Mr. Murphy signed off at Barbados W.1. on 9 th May 1913.I think this brig is depict on the stamp, there is not a drawing in the book of the "DAISY", but she is the only vessel I could find under that name whaling in the West Indies.
Information from this book and a request on the MARHST-L list the following details are know of the
"DAISEY". The "DAISY" was built on the yard from Nehemiah Hand & Son at Setauket, Long Island NY; she was owned and managed by William H. Swan and Sons, New York as a trading vessel.
Launched Oct. 1872.
She was a brig, 382 ts BRT, length 123ft..
Frames made of oak and chestnut, planked with yellow pine and copper fastened.
She was used until 1905 as a cargo vessel, when she was bought by Capt Benjamin D. Cleveland at New Bedford, and refitted in a whaler.
Under his command she sailed for her first whaling voyage on 6 June 1905 from New Bedford, and returned on 24 May 1906 with sea elephant oil worth $ 100.000.
Her second voyage was from 25 Sept. 1906 to 9 Nov. 1907, she arrived with 2.500 barrels of whale oil.
Third voyage from 12 May 1908 to 13 June 1909, arrived with 2.450 barrels of whale oil.
Fourth voyage she sailed from New Bedford on 31 Oct. 1911 under command of Capt. Reed, he was relieved later again by Capt. Cleveland, she returned on 29 June 1913 with on board 2.900 barrels of whale oil.
During this voyage the crew was 34 men and came from the West Indies and Cabo Verde except the captain and Mr. Murphy. -Captain Cleveland was already 68 years old on this voyage; the rest of the crew was between 17 and 53 years. She went back in trading in 1916. Laden with beans for Europe she sprang a leak on 29 Oct. 1916. The ocean water caused such an incontinent swelling of her cargo that the decks bulged and the planking was sprung. Her hull was verily rent asunder by expansion of beans and she sank in position 14 2BN 25 20W. The South Street Seaport Museum has a large model of her as a trading vessel. Norman Brouwer got the model from the Swan family and he picked it up from the billiard room on the top floor of the Swan family mansion in Brooklyn.
1936 Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy, acting for the American Museum of Natural History, offered a fully equipped whaleboat to his friend Dr. Charles B.Davenport for display at Gold Spring Harbor. The boat had originally swung from the davits of the whaling brig "DAISY", this boat was the beginning of the whaling museum in Cold Spring Harbor.
The Grenadines of St Vincent 1982 5c sg 210, scott 224
Source MARHST-L list, Norman Brouwer. Mark Well the Whale by Frederick P. Schmitt