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    29-11-2016 13:53 Obrist Nicolas wrote:

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    13-11-2016 18:37 Frederick Williamson wrote:

    SAILED ON HIMA TO CHARLESTON AMERICA AS CABIN BOY 1962. DID ONE TRIP ON HIMA SMALL SHIP TO AMERICA. PAID OFF LIVERPOOL UK



    13-11-2016 03:24 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    God bless you Kees..



    13-11-2016 03:19 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoy compañeros, usted puede encontrar Shell Tankers en Facebook. Todo lo que necesitas hacer es escribir: Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd. en el motor de búsqueda de Facebook y pedir a unirse al grupo. Espero verte pronto ... Mick



    13-11-2016 03:17 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoy, vous pouvez trouver Shell Tankers sur Facebook. Tout ce que vous avez à faire est de taper: Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd. dans le moteur de recherche Facebook et demander à rejoindre le groupe. Au plaisir de vous voir bientôt ... Mick



    13-11-2016 03:16 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoi Schiffskameraden, finden Sie Shell Tankers auf Facebook. Alles, was Sie tun müssen, ist Typ: Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd in die Facebook-Suchmaschine und bitten, der Gruppe beitreten. Hoffe, Sie bald zu sehen ... Mick



    13-11-2016 03:14 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoy shipmates, you can find Shell Tankers on Facebook. All you need to do is type: Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd. into the Facebook search engine and ask to join the group. Hope to see you soon ... Mick



    13-11-2016 03:13 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoy scheepsmaten, kunt u Shell Tankers op Facebook te vinden. Het enige wat u hoeft te doen is het type: Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd in de Facebook-zoekmachine en vragen om de groep aan te sluiten. Hopelijk tot ziens ... Mick



    08-11-2016 14:11 Bennet Tierney [decd] wrote:

    My father, Bennet Tierney, was the Radio Officer on this ship on its final voyage to Yokohama. She sailed from S'pne on 31/1 Feb 1936 Arriving in Yokohama on 11 Jan 1937. I would love to get details of the voyage. He left Yokohama on 12 Jan 1937 as a passenger on the SS Ranpura arriving in London on 26 Jan 1937 and reporting to East Ham [Marconi] on the same day. Anyone got any more information?? Thanks.



    08-11-2016 12:38 Bennet Tierney [decd] wrote:

    My father, Bennet Tierney [Decd] served as Radio Officer on the Limnea 1 from 2 May 1935 to end Jan 1936. I am endeavouring to piece together details of his career, especially his time at sea from 1928 to 1937. If anyone has any information I would be most grateful to hear from them. Thank you, Cahir



    15-10-2016 12:21 Geoff Doherty wrote:

    Joined on 25th July, 1958 when ship was laid up in Firth of Forth, she was basically a dead ship at that time with nothing, absolutely nothing, working on board. About 5 of us, all engineers I think, were put on board with a drum of diesel fuel and told to get the ship working asap so she could sail to Rotterdam for dry dock. The diesel was to get a generator working so we could have power and lighting. There was a superintendent in part time attendance but he stayed ashore in a hotel, we lived on the ship whilst we got it ready. Over the next few days we got her working as a skeleton crew joined and we sailed for Rotterdam on 29th July. The ship was in dry dock from 4th August until 25th September when we set sail for Fao in Persian Gulf.
    I remained on the ship until 19th April 1959 when I was paid off, coincidentally in Rotterdam.

    Hard work but thoroughly enjoyed it.

    .



    10-10-2016 16:20 Michael Kemp wrote:

    I joined Aluco as first trip Deck apprentice on 10th October 1959 - 57 years ago today! With Paul Munns, Paddy Slinger, and Richard Lawson. I was assigned to the middle 12 to 4 watch under second officer Jim Connolly who had gained his certifications through correspondence courses whilst an able seaman. Over the following months Jim taught me to recognise most of the major star constellations something I have never forgotten. I also sailed on Horomya,Velutina(2), Volvatella,Amastra(2), Verena,Opalia, Halia, and San Fernando as well as attending mid apprenticeship course 3 (MAR 3) in 1961 at Plymouth but they are another story!



    29-09-2016 15:14 Kees De Wijs wrote:

    My first ships were ms Gadila and ms Mitra. Long, long time ago.



    28-09-2016 10:07 Jonathan Takaria wrote:

    I join STBV Nov-1990 until 1994.
    my first ships was SS.Sunetta. Etrema _ Erina and Entalina.
    Please allow me I download the pictures



    25-09-2016 21:09 Robert Paterson wrote:

    Joined Hinnites in 1975, she was sandbagged everywhere and no Shell on the funnel. Anchored ready to go up to Saigon when it was taken, finnished up anchoring in a small cove while there Vietnamese helicopter crew had to ditch and we took them back to Singapore.
    Next run to Alaska, no heavy weather gear but stocked up in Hong Kong, -27c when we got there.
    A truly memorable trip!



    18-09-2016 22:54 Robert Lee wrote:

    i joined sts"axina" in singapore aged 16 in 1971 it was my first ship and i was a catering boy. we ran from singapore to siagon on a regular baseis once we came under attack from vietcong useing mortors luckiley they missed , my 7 months on board "axina were the best times of my younger life, i still miss the ship, crew, & good times FANTASTIC.



    30-07-2016 14:45 Goedgeluk Bj wrote:



    My first thoughts go aboard the katelysia, so little in the Mediterranean, that everyone should look forward to a drowning man overboard was jumped by a buoy, and sure enough there he lies neatly float around, hardly conscious, remember that it was a german coat boat, to this rescue happened more but too long to describe here was 1959-1960




    16-07-2016 17:03 Goedgeluk Bj wrote:

    18 years remaining on the Khasiella, we need to eat under the forecastle,
    And it was my time to smoke that I have known, With three you could runBecause it was storm and high waves,
    Certainly counted wrong because I came to see me positives between kipperen by the stairs,
    Yes howlingallowed me closer like laughing because I was soaking wet,
    Soon but what kl to dry,
    And back to work



    16-07-2016 15:18 Goedgeluk Bj wrote:

    de Vasum 1957 Khasiella 58 Cinulia 59 Amaea 61 vitrea 62-63 was a good time young and have fun anywhere in the world



    25-06-2016 17:45 Henry Edmunds wrote:

    Hello Glyn Howell. Though I wasn't shipmates with you, your name strikes a bell. I was apprentice on Tomocyclus, Newcombia and Velutina. Just had my 81st. Creaking a bit....
    Henry Edmunds.



    19-06-2016 10:59 Tony O\'Brien wrote:

    Hello,
    History note: I have a postcard from John H. Amos,
    2cd cook SS Vertngus Shell Tankers Shell center London
    addressed to Craig White, Childrens Hospital, Mass.
    The postcard has picture of a tanker at dock & a cruise ship moored in Nagasaki Harbor .The
    postmark & stamps used were Iraq (1966).
    Anybody know John Amos?
    Tony



    14-06-2016 20:53 Michiel Tom wrote:

    Looking for infomation about one of the life boats of Onoba (1), still in use in The Netherlands today. Was used at nautical college in Amsterdam (Kweekschool voor de Zeevaart), period at least after 1960 until approx. the 90's. Still in use at a rowing club today. If this was really one of Onoba's boats, how did this boat survive the war in the first place? Onoba went down in 1941. The former lifeboat was called Onoba as long as I can remember her, but renamed recently. Any clues on what happened to her from, let's say 1938? I can send some photographs if needed. Thanks in advance.



    31-05-2016 17:38 Gillis Van Der Linden wrote:

    Wie kan mij helpen aan de namen van de bemanning die samen met mij aan boord zaten van de Vitrera?

    Gillis van der Linden
    oud steward



    25-05-2016 17:56 Gillis Van Der Linden wrote:

    Can I ride de list off de crew from de Vitrea off de year 1963-1964



    23-05-2016 13:04 Alan Briggs wrote:



    Great first trip to sea on the Hemifusus 1959-1960.



    27-04-2016 17:06 Glenn Mellonius wrote:

    !!! Great internet site !!! Very well done Kees Helder !!!



    27-04-2016 14:06 Bob Strick wrote:

    I came from Union Castle passenger ships to STUK when I married my 1st wife (a passenger!). STUK was the only reputable Brit. flag company allowing wives to accompany. UCL sailed past Fawley and I swore I'd NEVER go on tankers; ah well "the best laid plans" etc. Had a wonderful career with Shell. Came ashore as Dk. Cdt. T/O, then Hong Kong as Chinese Crew Mgr. Stayed HK with Shell Coal. Then SIM (aarrgghh!). Then Shell UK as Public Affairs Mgr. Ended up in Aberdeen as Shell Expro PA Director. Retired 1995 after heart surgery. Married 2nd wonderful wife. Happy Bunny!



    26-04-2016 17:23 Bob Strick wrote:

    Stood by building in Odense for 2 months in the long, hot summer of \'76. Discovered blow-holes in pipelines on the quay and ended up crawling through 1.14 miles of 36\" pipelines including those already installed. Scrapped 60% returned to Stanton & Stavely. Pipes still leaked. I was 2/O with Masters. C/O was Roy Ezzard and although hard work, we had some fun at the hotel Windsor and Tordenskjold disco. 3/Eng saw topless sunbathers for the first time - interesting reaction!



    18-04-2016 15:28 Diane Earl wrote:

    Were you on Hemicardium in June 1965?
    Thanks,
    Diane



    11-04-2016 16:24 Barney Boylan (1) wrote:

    Hi to all my fellow crew members on MV Amastra 49 years ago. Still remember that night in Nha Trang when Viet Cong tried to do away with us.Still holding on to the anchor chain. Any more out there. Barney.



    07-04-2016 16:58 Frans Willemse wrote:

    In 1965 a promotion movie was made by Dutch Shelltankers.
    To be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YDiCaK8Lfz8
    It includes shots of the Arca, Acila and Atys are to be seen in different locations.
    Pernis, Curacao, Kieler Channel, the Botnic and the Suez Canal.
    Enjoy it
    Regards,
    Frans Willemse



    03-04-2016 12:02 Joop Van Den Berg wrote:

    My father was the 4th engineer on board of the Letecia when she was attacked by the U47 on 27-6-1940. He was one of the persons who were picked up by this German submarine. He sailed during the war for the CSM. After the war he had his career as a successful engineer and died on 16-12-2012 at the age of 95 years.



    25-03-2016 01:04 Erne Barr wrote:

    Hi lads, l sailed on the Megara in 1970, joined in Singapore, did two trips, I'me more of a cargo boat man. All the best to any guys who remember me.



    10-03-2016 01:46 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Ahoy shipmates, Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd is on Facebook. Come and join the fun. All the best.
    Mick



    08-03-2016 13:05 Hennie Petersen wrote:

    Hello. I am a collector and in search for launching
    (floating out) pictures of the Spectrum and Halia.Who was in Korea then and can help me out.
    Tks.



    02-03-2016 22:09 James Mc Evoy wrote:

    taking a trip down memory lane



    22-02-2016 14:14 John Frearson wrote:

    Looking for any ship mates who saled on the Verconella durring 1967 1968.

    Best Regards Jphn



    17-02-2016 14:03 Bep De Man wrote:

    Hallo,ik ben Bep de Man,en ik heb bij Shell tankers gevaren vanaf
    1958 tot 1968 en in die tijd ,zijn er tien schepen voorbij gekomen.
    Te weten.
    STS Kermia 1958-1959.
    STS Krebsia 1960-1961.
    MS Abida 1962-1962.
    STS Arca 1963-1963.
    STS Vasum 1963-1964.
    STS Kalydon 1964-1964.
    STS Kryptos 1964-1965.
    STS Vitrea 1966-1966.
    MS Acmaea 1966-1967.
    MS Dione 1967-1968.
    Dit was mijn loopbaan bij Shell tankers.



    20-01-2016 17:59 Bob wrote:

    In the early 1960's, I was a teenager living on the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay. Our home overlooked the shipping channel. One day the Thorshall lost its steering and struck a dredge in the middle of the harbor. My family witnessed the entire event. Several men drowned and the event was written up and photographed for Life Magazine, I think the magazine was. It was an amazing sight to see, with helicopters making rescues and Coast Guard boats trying to direct fishing boats that were out to help.

    Write me if you want to know more.



    17-01-2016 21:54 Maurice Halton wrote:

    Joined the San Gaspar in Wallsend circa 1961 as 1st trip 5th engineer. She was in dry dock.




    05-01-2016 11:45 Capt. John Peter Briand wrote:

    Message to Bernard Reynolds.

    Sorry to read of your loss. I still remember meeting you both for the first time on the 'Acavus' on the 23 Feb 1983, when I joined the vessel for my first trip in command.
    John



    30-12-2015 16:50 Eduard Van Helden wrote:

    Happy New Year everyone and all th best.



    30-12-2015 12:48 Glyn Howell wrote:

    Happy New Year Everyone. I served on Velutina, Naninia, Tenagodus,Tagelus, Nuculana,Velletia, all in the early 1950's as a Deck Apprentice. I am still in touch with two mates, Dave Richardson and Jim Pemberton. I am 80 now, I wonder how many shipmates are still alive. Glyn Howell



    25-12-2015 23:19 Brian Lindo wrote:

    Wishing you all a Merry Festive Season and the very best of health and prosperity for 2016. Why not make a New Year resolution and check out the Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd F/B site, nothing to lose but a lot to gain, you will have a great welcome



    25-12-2015 15:50 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Merry Christmas shipmates..
    IT'S ALL KICKING OFF on the Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd Facebook page. Why don't you come and have a look..??
    All the best..

    Mick..



    24-12-2015 20:52 Stewart Mulvenna wrote:

    Hello Paul Ayers ,I remember you very well.l think it was on the Aulica.l was 2ndcook/baker.Hope your well.Happy xmas and all the best for 2016.Stewart



    24-12-2015 18:47 P.j.m. Van Der Ende wrote:

    I wish you a merry christmass and a happy newyear
    and remember the good old days fam pvdende



    24-12-2015 01:23 Mick Cardiff wrote:

    Merry Christmas shipmates. Don't forget you can also find Shell tankers on Facebook. Just search for Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd on Facebook and request to join. All the best and good luck for 2016....Mick..



    17-12-2015 21:34 Paul Ayers wrote:

    Stewart Mulvenna did you sail as chief cook,I think I sailed with you on the Hanetia or Aluco, I think I've got a photo of you in the galley.



    17-12-2015 00:46 Roger Duke wrote:

    SS Helcion SS Vermetus SS Hinea Apprentice Engineer
    SS Vermetus one trip as 5th Engineer
    SS Hemicardium one trip 4th Engineer
    SS Palium one trip 5th Engineer
    SS Hadra one trip 3rd Engineer
    SS Acavus one trip 2nd Engineer
    SS Hemitrochus one trip 2nd Engineer
    SS Hydatina one trip 2nd Engineer
    SS Haustellum one trip 2nd Engineer
    SS Varicella one trip 2nd Engineer
    MV Daphnella one trip 2nd Engineer



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