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    Methane Princess

    Helderline Shell Tanker 'Methane Princess'
    • Name: Methane Princess
    • Imo number: 5412583
    • Year of construction: 1964
    • Discarded in: 1997
    • Status: Scrapped
    • Class: LNG
    • (Methane-class)
    • Tonnage: 24.607
    • Yard: Vickers Armstong Shipbuilders
    • Construction number: 1071
    • Flag: BM Bermuda
    • Callsign: GMHL
    • Owner: Shell Tankers U.K.
    • Relations: 
    • Extra information: Completed 1964 in Methane Princess for Methane Tankers (STUK). 1981 laid-up alongside sistership Methane Progress in Fal. 1988 re-activated by Falmouth Shiprepairers and carried eight cargoes on charter to British Gas before laid-up again in the Fal. 1997 scrapped Alang.

    Last modification: Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 12:19:38 

    Anecdotes

    Do you have great stories, interesting adventures or spectacular events you enjoyed at the 'Methane Princess'? Feel free to write an anecdote and share it with our other visitors.

    Steven Asplet"I was onboard during the first Gulf War, I had a visit from the Royal navy, and ended up starring in..." read more »

    John Pearce"This was my prize for being good boy on the Plagiola. The chief engineer was a Scot and promoted me ..." read more »

    Gary Watkinson"I sailed on the methane princess for three mounths as galley boy in 1966, my first ship after traini..." read more »

    Terence William Clements"i loved geting back to canvey island,as the people were nice,i always did the 4 to 8 watch...." read more »

    Wayne Rizzo"the methane princess, was my first ship after leaving gravesend training school. it was great for me..." read more »

    George Elliott"Myself & George Elliott were onboard during the seaman's strike from May to July 1966 with the ship ..." read more »

    Stewart A. Wood"I was Junior Engineer on both the Princess and Progress. We did the initial "cool-down" of the Barce..." read more »

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    Shipmates on the Shell Tanker 'Methane Princess'

    Name Role Years
    Alan Jones 2nd steward 1967 - 1968
    Alan Knight 3rd mate 1972 - 1972
    Andre Donald Hunt Deck hand 1969 - 1969
    Andrew John Field Deck boy my first ship 1979 - 1979
    Andrew Salt Engine cadet 1990 - 1990
    Andrew Thomas Engineer cadet 1981 - 1981
    Andy Stewart Engine cadet 1993 - 1993
    Andy Willmore 2nd mate 1976 - 1976
    Anthony (Tony) John Cable Radio officer 1975 - 1975
    Anthony Powles Deck boy (first trip at sea) 1968 - 1969
    Arnold Dunlop Radio officer 1964 - 1964
    Bernard Teale Cargo officer 1974 - 1975
    Bill Glaister Deck cadet 1976 - 1977
    Bill Watts Apprentice engineer 1977 - 1977
    Brian Boyle 3rd engineer 1977 - 1977
    Brian Charles Purchase 2nd cook and baker 1965 - 1966
    Brian Dootson 5th engineer 1967 - 1968
    Brian Lindo 5th engineer 1967 - 1967
    Brian Mcglinchey 2nd cook 1979 - 1979
    Bruce Hermeston 5th engineer 1963 - 1963
    Charles Stobbart Catering offficer 1973 - 1973
    Chris Goode Assistant steward 1973 - 1973
    Chris Grimson Deck cadet 1979 - 1979
    Christopher Benn Deck- boy (first trip) 1969 - 1969
    Christopher Hawkes 5th engineer 1989 - 1989
    Cliff Funnell Deck cadet 1977 - 1977
    Colin Mckay 3rd officer 1980 - 1980
    Damian Battman Engineer cadet 1975 - 1975
    Dave Freeman Chief officer 1989 - 1991
    Dave Page (davey) Catering boy 1978 - 1978
    David E. Byrne Deck cadet 1981 - 1981
    David George Chief officer 1992 - 1993
    David Heron 2nd cook and baker 1975 - 1975
    David Holden Deck apprentice 1981 - 1981
    David Taylor 5th engineer 1973 - 1973
    Derek Jackson Cargo officer 1977 - 1978
    Derek Wallace Master 1993 - 1993
    Dick Hurtz Head wanker 1990 - 1995
    Don Jenkins 5th engineer 1988 - 1989
    Don Shanahan 2nd cook 1980 - 1980
    Eamon Mullin Cadet (1st trip) 1975 - 1975
    Eric Halcrow 5th engineer 1975 - 1976
    Frank H. Dixon Radio officer 1966 - 1967
    Garry Marshall 2nd cook 1981 - 1981
    Gary Jones 5th engineer 1988 - 1998
    Gary Waite Catering boy/galley boy 1971 - 1972
    Gary Watkinson Catering boy/galley boy 1966 - 1966
    Geoff Murby Started jos premoted sos 1971 - 1971
    Geoff Walker 2nd cook and baker 1965 - 1965
    Geoffrey Walker Catering 1965 - 1965
    George Anderson 2nd engineer 1987 - 1987
    George Elliott Senior deck apprentice 1966 - 1966
    Gerald Wood Catering boy/galley boy 1968 - 1968
    Graham Morgan Deck- boy (first trip) 1977 - 1977
    Graham Walden 2nd engineer 1981 - 1982
    Iņaki Gaztelurrutia Chief engineer 1994 - 1995
    Jabier Egidazu Captain (commanding officer) 1996 - 1997
    James D. (Jim) Auton Cargo officer 1975 - 1975
    John (Ian) Murray 5th engineer 1970 - 1971
    John Brown Deck cadet 1977 - 1977
    John Daly Catering boy/galley boy 1976 - 1976
    John Mason 5th engineer 1973 - 1973
    John Pearce 4th engineer, promoted to 3rd engineer 1966 - 1966
    John Pegden Catering boy 1966 - 1966
    John Pickering Chef kok 1975 - 1975
    John Raine (jack) 4th engineer 1976 - 1976
    Joseph Moore Cargo engineer 1981 - 1982
    Ken Heiser 3rd mate 1967 - 1967
    Ken Williamson Able seaman 1980 - 1980
    Kevin Hunter Steward 1978 - 1979
    Kevin Robson Catering boy/galley boy 1971 - 1971
    Lawrence Lawson Boyle 2nd engineer 1976 - 1976
    Malcolm Newell 2nd engineer 1975 - 1975
    Malcolm Semple Engineer cadet 1976 - 1976
    Marcus Brady 4th engineer 1989 - 1990
    Martin Murdoch 5th engineer 1976 - 1976
    Michael Battrick 3rd mate 1968 - 1968
    Michael Stoddart Deck cadet 1965 - 1965
    Mike Bailey 3rd engineer 1982 - 1982
    Mike Gilmour Radio officer 1976 - 1976
    Mike Parkin 3rd mate 1964 - 1965
    Mike Riley 5th engineer 1967 - 1967
    Nick Emerson Deck apprentice 1968 - 1968
    Norman Woodhouse 2nd officer 1970 - 1970
    Paul Evans Engineer cadet 1971 - 1971
    Pete Clementson Radio officer 1977 - 1978
    Peter B. Pamment 2nd officer 1975 - 1975
    Peter John Houghton 5th engineer 1966 - 1966
    Peter O'connor Cadet 1976 - 1976
    Peter Wright Eng.cadet 1978 - 1978
    Raymond Laws Cook steward,reactivated brest sept 92 1992 - 1993
    Richard Paul Helliar 3rd mate 1979 - 1979
    Richard Smith Junior ordinary seaman 1965 - 1965
    Richard Willmott Officer in charge 1991 - 1991
    Robert Gorge Hall Assistant steward 1971 - 1974
    Robert Jones Fireman 1976 - 1976
    Robert Rogers Assistant steward 1968 - 1969
    Robert Rotheram (Taffy) 2nd cook 1989 - 1990
    Robin Dunn 3rd officer 1981 - 1981
    Robin Macleod 2nd mate 1979 - 1980
    Roger Parker Fireman 1969 - 1969
    Ronald E Tait (orkney) 2nd steward 1971 - 1971
    Roy Rodwell 4th engineer 1973 - 1974
    Scott J Newlands 5th engineer 1993 - 1993
    Simon Reilly Chief engineer 1975 - 1976
    Stan Riley Cargo officer 1969 - 1969
    Stephen Osborne Deck cadet 1980 - 1980
    Steve Cook Crew messman 1969 - 1969
    Steve Seal 5th engineer 1979 - 1979
    Steve Sharples Catering boy 1975 - 1975
    Steven Asplet Officer in charge 1992 - 1993
    Steven Balderstone Steward 1977 - 1987
    Stuart Gallaway Chief officer 1981 - 1984
    Stuart Kneen Junior engineer 1966 - 1966
    Stuart Lord Third engineer 1971 - 1971
    Terence William Clements Senior ordinary seaman 1977 - 1978
    Terry Crook 2nd engineer 1989 - 1990
    Terry Savage Able seaman 1967 - 1968
    Trevor Martin Cook 1970 - 1970
    Wayne Rizzo Catering boy/galley boy 1971 - 1971
    Will;iam Miller Steward 1964 - 1964
    William George Wightman 2nd steward 1972 - 1972
    William Muirhead Deck apprentice 1966 - 1966

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