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05-12-2013 20:20 Sid Metcalfe wrote:
Further to my earlier message, my anecdote has appeared. In addition to the places mentioned in Vietnam we went to Darwin and three small ports further down western Australia, wellington and Auckland, wangerai, several calls in Fiji, Sumatra, Sarawak, RAF Gan in the Maldives, Colombo, up the gulf, not forgetting Singapore where we were based. Happy Days indeed. A good score considering I hadn't been out of England before, save a trip to wales when I was a Tikkie.
14-11-2013 12:41 Michael Spencer wrote:
Don't know if my experiences are of interest but i sailed as Third Engineer on both the Isocardia and Isanda in 1974 - 1975 when they had become the Bangkok and Siam. We had almost a double crew of officers as we were tasked with training EX Thai navy people to operate Merchant Tankers.
05-11-2013 00:17 Anthony Watts wrote:
Hi Alan just a quick email I tried to contact u a few daysbago but I got a message not sent permanently don't know if we got the email address wrong from less however just to let u know I'm going to Australia for 5weeks Tuesday afternoon my email address is available from kess if u want to contact me I will be taking my tablet with me so can reply virtually any time take care regards tony
31-10-2013 14:49 John Robert Owens wrote:
i wa s surprised to come across the san leopoldo after all these years i remember joining it at wallsend shipyard in april 1959 and leaveing it in march 1960 at falmouth happy days
25-10-2013 23:16 Alan Hoare wrote:
Old Man was Magnus Fraser (from the Islands!). Chief Officer was Conrad Theadore Fellowes and wife (who could not remember that! What a time!) The good old days!
25-10-2013 21:26 David R Byrne wrote:
Just thinking about when i was at sea,memories,memories
19-10-2013 15:06 Alan Thomas wrote:
Hi Anthony, Yep still live in West Wales. I've married to a wonderful girl -Jan for 36 years and have three great kids and two wonderful grandchildren. First met Jan when I was on leave done a few more trips and was about to change company's to join Holder Brothers and never went back, I needed to settle down I run out of steam! Went back on the spanners for a few years and then went into the Forestry Industry and run my own business until I retired last year after falling to bits - A miss spent youth I put it down to Haaa. Great times as a Shell Marauder. Don't do deep sea now only coastal - coxing my sons diving rib. This contact has brought so many memories back. Great to hear from you - Kind regards Alan Thomas
18-10-2013 23:59 Anthony Watts wrote:
Hi alen what can't believe I've contacted u after all this time although I've been on a previous site and left only an email about 4 years ago I have just celebrated my 25 wedding anniversary married to Rosemarie in1988 I have a stepson and a 23 year old daughter now do u still live in wales our grand children live in south wales place called maerdy in the rhondaweve been several times even only 2 months ago we stayed incardiff I still have the photo of us sat on the capstan on the alluco kind regards tony
14-10-2013 19:19 Alan Thomas wrote:
Hi Anthony. Bloody hell this is one out of the blue. The two Shetland lads were Tom And Auther Fullerton from Lerwick And the big Scots guy was Tom and came from Fyfe - that's another story. My son was looking at marine steam engines as he dives lot off the Pembrokeshire coast and I taped in the Aluco and all this came up.
13-10-2013 19:53 Charles Barr wrote:
12-10-2013 22:50 Steve Furness wrote:
Calling all 1980-1982 Phase 1 South Shields Engineering Cadets!!!
08-10-2013 23:11 Vicente Santiago Fernandez Moreno wrote:
Hello Santiago Vilar,long time no see you, how are you? we working on board shell tanker, Diadema, I think, if you want contact my self you can write here, regards, from Moreno, ex shell tanker bediende.
08-10-2013 21:31 Tom Roberts wrote:
I am trying to find out about the accident on the San Cirilo 1954.The deck boy was a pal of mine from the Indefatigable training school and I believe he was killed,his name was Dickenson I believe.I was very lucky as the representative of the school a Mr Hobbs arranged for our M.N.registration and placed him on the Tanker and I was put on a coaster. I hope someone can help me in my quest. Tom Roberts ex A.B. M.N.
05-10-2013 12:00 Bernard Reynolds wrote:
I have just been given details of two books written by Shell Seafarers. The first is by Roy Philpott, a Marconi Radio Officer. He did his training on several Shell Ships . His book is "20 Years Behind The Antenna Mast" and is publish on the same web site. The 2nd is "Under a Yellow Sky" by Simon Hall who was a D/A with Shell. His web site is "underayellowsky.com"
04-10-2013 01:31 Jim wrote:
Please can I have Thomas Hughes email adress .i was one of those Vietnamese boat people he rescues in South China Sea in 89"
03-10-2013 18:19 Robert Porter wrote:
Hi. I joined the ship Amoria December 1966 early on in the vietnam war, I remember we made several trips to Saigon and Danang Bay carrying aviation spirit for the american aircraft.It was quite a risky journey as the Mekong river as i remember was quite long and not very wide,but i was very young and saw it as a great adventure.I was nicknamed Ringo by the radio officer due to my long hair and the popularity of the Beatles at the time.I would love to hear of anyone who served on the amoria at that time.
02-10-2013 22:23 Anthony Watts wrote:
Hi its been about 44 years since my time on the alluco I'm now 65 just celebrated last sept I have not managed to find any other crew members that I served with during my time onboard it was the best experience of my life traveling around the far east I saw at least 8 to 10 country's I've not been back to any of them although LM A frequent visitor to Australia with my child hood buddy who has terminal cancer visiting his grandchildren on the coast in new South Wales I got to darwi n weipa campier on the alluco I'd like to here from any body that remembers me at the time I remember Allen Thomas he worked with me down bello and there was jock from edinborough and 2 lads from Shetland thanks tony
21-09-2013 21:05 Bram Scherpenisse wrote:
ik heb gevaren van 1960 - 1960 onder de functie jongen a.d.
02-09-2013 11:33 Shaun Bromwell wrote:
Ahoy ! Is there anyone out there who sailed on the SS Aulica in 82 on the south America run?
27-08-2013 00:11 Stan Parker wrote:
Hello there Ronnie
18-08-2013 11:00 Ruud Van Der Sluis wrote:
Ik zoek afbeeldingen van de tanker Rufina als bouwnummer 265 in 1937 bij de Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij van stapel gelopen. Het gaat om foto's waarop de scheepsbel te zien is. Deze bel is in mijn bezit en ik zoek daar wat achtergrondinformatie bij.
11-08-2013 23:51 Mick Cardiff wrote:
ahoy old shipmates and Shell Babies..get in touch please...Mick Cardiff
06-08-2013 13:08 Robert Bowman A.k.a. Wardley wrote:
Hi there to any sailors who sailed on the Horomya in 1968. I would love to catch up with you and have a chat. I remember Lee Connoly, Mick Dray, Steve Dignam, and Blondie and Shaver the two catering boys. Please get in touch if you read this.
04-08-2013 14:52 Frans Hogenbirk wrote:
Hallo Boudewijn, ja, klopt, mail mij svp via bovenstaand mailadres
31-07-2013 08:51 Ray White wrote:
I am trying to trace a shell engineer called Robert Preston, who attended Plymouth RNC in 1983-85, or anyone else from that period.
30-07-2013 15:39 Koos Houtman wrote:
22-07-2013 09:34 Hans Breeman wrote:
Hello, your website is GREAT !!
15-07-2013 18:00 Thuan Van wrote:
In July 1978 we were rescued by the crew of the Gadinia when our boat engine broke down and we were drifting in the South China Sea for 43 days! We had ran out of food and water and had sick children aboard. If it wasn't for the Gadinia and crew I wouldn't be here today writing this. Grateful thanks to Gadinia and Crew. Would love to get in contact with any crew members that were on the same time as us.
07-07-2013 18:38 Robert Samuel wrote:
i didn"t know my name was in here ? had a great time untill the skipper shut the bar lol .. was it really 35 uears ago ?
04-07-2013 18:00 Simon Campkin wrote:
02-07-2013 16:55 Robert Dennis Williams wrote:
29-06-2013 13:45 Ruud Buurmam wrote:
28-06-2013 23:30 Tony Waddington wrote:
Hi John, just seen your message, hope you are well, it's a few years since we sailed on the Rapana I think it was .
28-06-2013 23:25 Tony Waddington wrote:
I joined Shell in January 1982 my first ship being the Achatina, from day one I loved being at sea and decided that the company to be with was Shell, I left shell in July 1996 when my youngest daughter was born and now 17 years later still miss the life at sea and the comradeship of everybody who worked there.
25-06-2013 17:03 Roger Jarvis wrote:
this is a great site and good to know that some of my history can be traced.
19-06-2013 17:16 G. Hoonakker wrote:
Heb eind jaren 50 en begin jaren 60 op Schelpwijk gevaren in de machkamer. Ken "Ome Daan" Steenbergen heel goed evenals "Snuffel" de kapitein. Ook "ome Piet" uit A'dam als aflos HFD Werkt.kundige. Jan de Looze als 2e en ook Toon de pompman en nog een aantal ex collega's dus. Vind het leuk om nu een ex collega tegen te komen op internet.
15-06-2013 23:58 Dave Cooper wrote:
I was on board for just 2 or3 weeks in nov/dec 1970 before starting my training after induction at Plymouth. I was alongside a lad even bigger than me and another blond lad named ( I think!) Mick Dunn. He was a Londoner and supported Chelsea F C. We started training together at Plymouth with Bill Curry in charge. Also I remember Commander Battrick as a lecturer there. his son Michael is on the list here and was on Aulica in my short spell.
15-06-2013 23:48 Dave Cooper wrote:
I was deck cadet on hemitrochus from jan to about June 1971. I remember steaming from Amsterdam to curaçao buenos aires, Baton Rouge Panama Canal Yokohama where I paid off and flew home via Alaska and Copenhagen. I then joined the rat race away from the M.N. I remember jim fell a Geordie engineer cadet and his mate I remember only as Stewart, a scots lad.
14-06-2013 17:59 Gerard Mahony Jos (paddy) wrote:
I sailed on "Venassa" Jan.1961 until Nov.1961as a JOS. Capts were Nettleship, Matson and Morris. I remember Raymond Dack, Alan Lye, Peter Stacy, Joe Bolensky. Is there anyone out thers from those days. Would love "to swing the Lamp" with you. Kind regards, Ger Mahony, known as Paddy (from Ireland, of course).
13-06-2013 19:25 Gerald Wood wrote:
served on Voluta September 1969 to April 1970 joining in Hamburg. We crossed the Atlantic to Curacao and spent several weeks between Venezuela Maracibo Lakes and Curacao. Of note we did one voyage from Curacao to New York leaving the Caribbean at 80 degrees and arriving in New York at minus 26 degrees.
13-06-2013 18:25 Gerald Wood wrote:
Served on Melo from may to September 1970 joined in Gothenburg where we had to stay in an hotel due to late arrival because of fog. Did three trips to the Gulf and one to Singapore. If I remember right the first trip we loaded at sea island Kuwait but had to wait several days because a large number of tankers where anchored ten I believe awaiting loading. Of note we had a moment of panic on the way home in the south atlantic, well of the S African coast we hit an 'upwelling' of deposits from the seabed the ship bounced and turned to starboard with a large trailing deposit of mud. On another occasion again of S Africa we came very close to a collision with a small freighter Bakke Reefer if I remember right, to avoid collision we turned 360 degrees. Last voyage home we hit a huge storm in the Indian Ocean and had turn back towards the Gulf suffering the loss of the port gangplank Finally we left the ship at Cape Town being the first crew to be AIRLIFTED by helicopter for crew relief I believe, to Capetown Eleven of us where taken off by the helicopter making three trips to the ship. Ashore we stayed at Claridges hotel for ten days flying home to arrive in the UK on Christmas Eve and sadly I finished my seagoing career
13-06-2013 13:33 Gerald Wood wrote:
Methane Princess was my first ship from sea training school at Gravesend. first day we sailed perfect weather I was seasick (MP did roll quite a bit) so I thought that would be the end of my seafaring career next day was fine and I became a happy seaman. MP was the perfect ship as I lived at Southend. On one of the last voyages we hit very bad weather in the Bay of Biscay struck by lightning at 0830 with the gas riser catching fire. Although the weather was extremely bad I wasn't seasick, spent six happy months on board
12-06-2013 13:27 Gar Mclaren wrote:
Hi - my relation sailed as a Royal Naval DEMS gunner on the SS Norrisia ( 1 ) from Greenock on 5 March 1944 eventually arriving Durban on 8 September 1944 and I am trying to find out any details of that voyage. I believe that the Norrisia was in New York during March 1944 and would welcome any advice how to obtain further info.
09-06-2013 23:46 Alan Green wrote:
Good to hear from Ron Tait after over 40 years. Good times on the ship Hanetia. Can't remember where we went.Does anyone on that 1969 - 1970 voyage? Remember Christmas and New Year in Vietnam.
01-06-2013 23:22 Ronald E Tait (orkney) wrote:
Just got a tremendous surprise yesterday.An e.mail from an old shipmate on the Hanetia ,Alan Green.We sailed together on the Vietnam Coast/Singapore run for 6 months,then paid off in Curacoa.I was 2nd/Stwd and he was Catering Boy.Great to make contact after 40 Year.
31-05-2013 23:47 Christopher B Lakeman wrote:
Served on the Arianta from 1969 - 1970 as a Fireman. Went all around the World on her. Served for 12 months, two six month tours, joined her in Singapore and paid off in Singapore.
18-05-2013 16:15 Lowy Cremers wrote:
Look at my book the 1000 levens of Lowy Cremers at Google
11-05-2013 22:49 Ian Bruce wrote:
DHU Hinnites 67-68
05-05-2013 12:07 Jans Nijland wrote:
I workt as Matroos on the Kosicia from 62 till December 63 had a great time, Will be nice to hear from someone I workt with at that period, cheerse.
28-04-2013 11:11 Trevor Palin wrote:
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