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17-11-2017 18:38 Kevin Shooter wrote:
i was with shell for 3 years and the best ship i sailed on was the helisoma ,started on her in 1970 for a year our bosun was polish i think great bloke and i was only a deck boy then a scotch seaman looked after me and trained me we got the bar up and running as it was closed down when the new crew started,good times a young lad had started as 3ed mate many years later i met him on a cruise ship as captain and he knew me ,after all that time nice to here from any one on there in1970/71.
03-11-2017 13:37 Sue Leamon wrote:
My Father was in the Merchant Navy on board Trigonosemus -
17-10-2017 12:43 Rchard Harding wrote:
Is there anyone out there who served on tanker "Cerinthus" - although, strictly not a "Shell" vessel, she was owned by the Hadley Shippng Co, a "subsiduary of Houlder Brothers n the 1950s/1960,s, and spent the vast amount of her time chartered to Shell. l joined Cerinthus in Jan 1960 in Barry Dock (C.H.Baileys drydock facility), my first ship, as Junior Deck Apprentice, and paid-off after a single voyage, ending in Tilbury in Jan 1961, when l then pursued a career in the Construction industry. l still have fond memories of this voyage, under the captaincy of C.J.Welch who had to retrurn to the UK in Dec 1960 from Curacao - also 1st Officer Thomas Woolcott. Chief Engineer was Ernest Featherstone, who it was "rumoured" was the elder brother of Margaret Rutherford, the renowned British actress at the time. Our ports of call were all west of Greenwich with the exception of Rotterdam prior to end of voyage in Tilbuury, London, and main base being Lake Maracaibo / Curacao, from where we carried various grades of crude & some refined products to various destinations on both east and west coasts of north and south America. Generally a very happy ship of which l have fond memories. lstill have my log-book from that time, including list of all crew members. Would be pleased to hear from anybody who sailed on Cerinthus during this period
15-10-2017 15:06 William Hoey wrote:
I was on a few shell ships during my career in the MN between 1966 and 1983. Really enjoyed it
25-08-2017 13:16 Bernard Reynolds wrote:
I had a fantastic surprise a couple of weeks ago. Ivor Newbury got in contact with me through this site. We sailed together on the Desmoulea 60 years ago. He was the R/O and I was first trip D/A. He remembered when we were berthing in Bombay we were rammed by a tug and spent 3 weeks having a new plate fitted to the hull. He only lives 30 miles from me so he and his wife came to see me and my daughter. We had a great time together swinging the lead. I'm 77 and he is 78.
13-08-2017 12:09 Chris Heeneman wrote:
I visit thuis site for the frist time in 2014 and it brings up mans Nice memories.
03-08-2017 19:33 Harry Redman wrote:
My step father Harry Redman sailed as junior engineer on the Vivien Louise in the 1950's. His picture of the ship has a totally different superstructure midships and stern from all other pictures. Did it have a rebuild in its career.
25-07-2017 23:07 Owen Fitzsimmons wrote:
I joined the ship in Barrow in Furness and sailed on her from my home town in 1957 until 1958. I was the Electrical officer at that time called "Lecky". My wife Joyce and baby daughter Sharon joined us at Gravesend, while the ship was in dry dock. The pilot brought baby milk onboard. The chief engineer "Killer Cane", and baby Sharon got on like a house on fire! An enjoyable encounter for us all and a good crew!
27-06-2017 14:28 John Wilkinson Owen wrote:
im 71 now worked on shell ships from 1963 up to 1993 better known as mad jack
20-05-2017 18:26 Gordon Kent wrote:
06-04-2017 10:42 Bernard Reynolds wrote:
Hi John, I live in Hunstanton so does a C/E. Whereabouts do you live
05-04-2017 12:42 John Pearce wrote:
01-03-2017 00:04 Harry Struijk wrote:
Zijn er nog bekenden die hier wel eens uit sentiment naar kijken?
22-02-2017 16:51 Louise Oates wrote:
Des Carr is my Dad! - he sailed with shell tankers for years - as cook. He is still living in Warrington and has many many happy memories of his time at sea.
21-02-2017 15:54 Fraser Betts wrote:
Trying to contact John Voisey of Shell Tankers. Did Masters with him at Warsash 1975. Can anyone help?
17-02-2017 23:47 Alan Knight wrote:
When I was D/A on "Hinnites" in 1969, Capt. Ken Bramley was the Master. He told me that during the war, he was on a ship going up the Mersey into the Manchester Ship Canal. He went to the toilet and was "sitting on the throne" when the ship ahead detonated a magnetic mine. The blast wave smashed in the storm valve, and he found himself blasted upwards by the jet of water, and swimming for his life! Worse, the toilet door opened inwards, and the weight of water prevented him from opening the door to escape. In his broad Geordie accent, he said "Mun, I thought I was going to arrive in Heaven wi' me keks (trousers) roon' me ankles!".
16-02-2017 21:34 Leo Van Batenburg wrote:
07-02-2017 13:39 Derek Franklin wrote:
I joined the Nicania in Thames Haven in May 1947 (two months after my 16 birthday). as a Deck Apprentice. Subsequently I also served on the Bolma , Tomocyclus and Nassa. I left the sea in 1952 and joined the Colonial Police, serving in Kenya, Bahrain, Lesotho and Botswana followed by spells in the MOD and F.O. Greetings to all those who knew me in my shout spell with Shell. Yours, Derek
05-02-2017 21:57 Peter Eccleson wrote:
30-01-2017 11:16 Robert Bowman A.k.a. Wardley wrote:
Hi, I was on the Horomya from March 68 to August 68. I would love to talk to anyone who was on that ship, or the Haustrum in 69. Would be good to catch up.
28-01-2017 04:01 Raymond Morrison wrote:
joined the Nuculana in dry dock on the Tyne,Feb 1957.Spent 11 months going to Sydney(56 days via Panama,) then Singapore Indonesia Miri many times, Japan,Saigon, U.K. Very basic conditions, and broke down every few days.We did visit Pitcairn Island on the way out which was a novel stop.Paid off Birkenhead Jan 1958.
16-01-2017 00:55 Alexander Hunter Whyte [alex] wrote:
Trochurus was one of quite a few T2 tankers lying of Queensferry Scotland waiting on crews.I and quite a few others from Grangemouth pool signed on in the town of Linlithgow on the 24 July 1958. I was SoS at the time.
25-12-2016 12:09 Eduard Van Helden wrote:
Iedereen fijne Kerstdagen en een gezond en prettig 2017. Eduard van Helden
18-12-2016 13:50 Carl Gippert wrote:
wishing all a great christmas and properus new year
15-12-2016 15:30 P.j.m. Van Der Ende wrote:
ik wens iedereen fijne feestdagen en een gezond 2017 toe
12-12-2016 18:58 Geoff Donnelly wrote:
Hi everyone, Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous and Happy New Year to one and all.
08-12-2016 13:58 Bernard Reynolds wrote:
I wish all my ship mates and their families "A very merry Xmas" and a "Happy New Year". This year I have had several ship mates contact me who sail with me & my wife over 45 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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:
16-07-2016 17:03 Goedgeluk Bj wrote:
18 years remaining on the Khasiella, we need to eat under the forecastle,
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....
19-06-2016 10:59 Tony O\'Brien wrote:
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?
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
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