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08-03-2014 22:40 Iain Wysner wrote:
hi mark hows live with you now still with stena
06-03-2014 16:33 Benjamin Healey wrote:
To Paul Rayner:
01-03-2014 11:04 Eduard Van Helden wrote:
Met belangstelling zag in het guestbook dat u veel foto:s van shelltankers heb.Zelf was ik oa stoker/olieman op de atya en acteon en heb ook op de viana en vivipara gevaren.Mocht U van deze schepen foto;s over hebben dan hoor ik dat graag.Gr E. van Helden Breda.
26-02-2014 00:48 John Reemeyer wrote:
looking for dutch ancestors on the De Ruyter side have some goin to the late 1700 an aart de ruijter married to a Deborah Bosboom not sure if we may be related . My son worked for Shell oil taking the tankers from Iran to the datch caribean islands but that was in the 2000's
23-02-2014 12:31 Lisa Aston wrote:
My father Neil Aston carried out part of his apprenticeship on the ship between 1954-1955. I would be interested to know if anyone knew him. It is so great to see this site.
07-02-2014 20:14 Roy Kennedy wrote:
Wonderful reading of all the different memories. My father served his apprenticeship with Anglo Saxon Petroleum, later serving with Eagle Oil, where he was very happy. My uncle and great uncle also served in Shell Tankers, and I applied for an apprenticeship but failed the medical. Keep this site alive, it is essential that students of maritime and social history are aware of what life at sea was really like.
06-02-2014 11:47 Barrie wrote:
my uncle ist officer meyrick died by accident at pladjoe sumatra in 1947 aboard the tanker lepton.an e mail on your website by john on behalf of his father neil mckenna dated 15-09-2006 describes the circumstances of which i was not aware. i have emailed a thanks to him for troubling to post it. thankyou too. barrie ex commercial fisherman from wales uk
04-02-2014 22:22 Phil Mairs wrote:
i was a deck hand on the mactra 1971
02-02-2014 00:27 Bernard Reynolds wrote:
Hi Ron, great to hear from you after 56 years. An other D/A Achatina who was on the maiden voyage made contact with me in 2009. Colin Mclean he now lives in Canada. I sailed on the Achatina 4 times, she was my favourite ship. Do you remember two Norweigen 2/E's who sailed on that voyage. My wife & I got chatting to this chap in a Resturante in Rotterdam. He said that he was the C/E off a Norweigen chemical Tanker. I said that I was the C/O off the Shell tanker Achatina. He said he sailed on the maiden voyage. Needless to say we had a lot to chat about especially about Jimmay Britain.
01-02-2014 00:52 Ron Deegan wrote:
Trying to get in contact with arthur jones who I sailed with on the San patricio in 1955 to 56....believe he lived in birkenhead ...he was second cook and baker and Iwas the galley boy ..the chief Cook was called john ?...the cook was put ashore in singapore when he took ill ..he later died from cancer ...arthur was promoted to chief cook and I to second cook & baker... Can any body help?
27-01-2014 06:33 Christian John Immelman wrote:
I sailed in Shell tankers from Nov.1039 till Feb.1946,
25-01-2014 21:22 Brian Edge wrote:
I sailed on the Litiopa on the maiden voyage from Chiba 1977
23-01-2014 16:09 Ro Deegan wrote:
I was intially the Galley Boy and then rpompted to second cook and baker on the San Patricio in 1955., when John the Chief Cook died and then Arthur was prompted to Chief Cook at the same time.
20-01-2014 16:33 Albert Borgman wrote:
Having sailed as a Junior Engineer with Eagle Oil on the San Velino, San Virgilio & San Leonardo from Feb 1957 to the end of 1959.
15-01-2014 22:12 Harry Nicholson wrote:
I was on the litiopa on her maiden voyage from Tokyo bay ,we sailed to the Persian gulf (where else) to europort,back to the gulf,then Singapore ...puala buckam,back to the gulf and I paid off in fos in the south of france 5 months and 3 weeks later.
15-01-2014 16:06 Dr James Cowley wrote:
I was Second Engineer on board when the Shell Oil tanker Lingula caught fire from ashore in Singapore on 16 April 1950. I would welcome correspondents.
12-01-2014 16:02 Jan Van Den Berg wrote:
My last three ships as R/O with Radio-Holland were the Acila, Daphne and Cinulia. My wife and I had a great time on board and remember the voyages quite well, even though we have been living in Australia for over 35 years now. We still keep in contact with one of the Captains I sailed with on the Acila.
08-01-2014 10:52 Martin De Beer 1289078299 1289078301 wrote:
zelf ook gevaren bij de schell van 1975 tot 1985 het was een mooie tijd gehad
06-01-2014 15:55 John A. Caughey wrote:
A Harpa maiden voyager. Anyone from my time still out there?
06-01-2014 15:43 John A. Caughey wrote:
Stood by Harpa,first of the new 'H' Class Shell tankers built at Harland & Wolff's Belfast yard.
05-01-2014 22:37 Tony Lloyd wrote:
Looking to find john Fallon from Middleton Manchester I sailed with him in 1973/4 on a shell tanker I was the second cook and baker at the time sorry can't rember the ships name if any one knows where I can get in touch please email me thanks
05-01-2014 07:32 Geoff Stephens wrote:
seasons greetings to all, I would love to hear from anyone whom I sailed with during the early part of the 1950's , In particular would love to hear from Skeets Gallagher (Glasgow) sailed on MV Lepton .
30-12-2013 15:53 Giel Van Der Linden wrote:
bemanning M.S Vitrea 1963-1964
26-12-2013 14:50 Carl Gippert wrote:
best wishes for 2014 to all brothers in arm we sailed with seasons best
26-12-2013 10:16 I.a.paling wrote:
Happy New Year everybody,
25-12-2013 13:00 Brian Lindo wrote:
To all at Helderline and my ship mates I wish you all a merry xmas best regards Brian
24-12-2013 14:35 Roy Robertson wrote:
A very Happy Christmas to everyone, especially all my former shipmates
21-12-2013 12:32 Eduard Van Helden wrote:
U allen fijne Kerstdagen en een gezond nieuw jaar 2014. Merry Cristmas and aHappy and healty newjear fot everybody.
21-12-2013 06:07 Geoffrey Forster Ck/stwd wrote:
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to one and all geoff forster
18-12-2013 05:23 Geoffrey Forster Ck/stwd wrote:
Hi my name is geoffrey forster I sailed on shell tankers from1970 /1995 as a/stwd 2nd cook c/cook ck/ stwd if anybody remembers me feel free to get in touch via email regards g. Forster
17-12-2013 09:09 William Wade wrote:
I would like to contact a Samuel Pullen, a classmate at the School of Maritime Studies, Pymouth (circa 1970) and who worked on Shell tankers.
14-12-2013 17:04 Robert Dennis Williams wrote:
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.
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