Anecdote

Howard Lee @ Tyee Shell, Sat, 02/27/2021 - 19:15

I was at the launch of the Tyee Shell in Collingwood with my father who worked for Shell.

Robert Ian Fletcher @ Helisoma, Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:23

I served as Eng App and junior engineer on Hellisoma from July 1966 to July 1967. If my memory serves me well it was a great ship and I enjoyed my time on her. The old man for a time was Willy Cairns who was by all account a bit of a bastard but when I did my bridge time I got on fine with him. I think Keith Fenwick was first mate during that time.

Robert Ian Fletcher @ Hanetia, Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:07

I sailed on Hanetia in 1969 as Junior Engineer, we had a major engine room incident sailing from Singapore to India when we lost all Lube oil to main turbines due to a blackout,. Is there any one on this site that can remember this.

Nicholas David Edney @ Achatina (2), Sun, 02/14/2021 - 17:36

Peter Wilson..remember me Sir...the person you so graciously looked after..Antwerp to Klaipeda..had the deck boys cabin..
Get in touch my good friend..voyager1.7791@gmail.com

Nicholas David Edney @ Achatina (2), Sun, 02/14/2021 - 17:36

Peter Wilson..remember me Sir...the person you so graciously looked after..Antwerp to Klaipeda..had the deck boys cabin..
Get in touch my good friend..voyager1.7791@gmail.com

Nicholas David Edney @ Achatina (2), Sun, 02/14/2021 - 17:36

Peter Wilson..remember me Sir...the person you so graciously looked after..Antwerp to Klaipeda..had the deck boys cabin..
Get in touch my good friend..voyager1.7791@gmail.com

Linda @ Nassarius, Fri, 02/05/2021 - 18:14

M.V.Nassarius March1947to September 1949 my father Ernest Kell dob 1925 served.

Neil Doyle @ San Roberto, Sun, 01/17/2021 - 01:17

1941
Capt. C W Allison
℅ G Clark
2/O T Bowkerwell/T O Davies
3/O T Smith

Apprentices:
J Deane, DA Doyle, FC Murphy, WF Hunt, JM Huke, WPC Mummery, A Gammon, White

saw615 @ Dorcasia (1), Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:27

My father, Leo Walmsley, wrote a book called 'Invisible Cargo' (published 1952) about a journey he undertook to write an account of oil drilling, transport, and refining in the years immediately after WW2. He sailed as a guest of Anglo-Saxon on the Dorcasia (1) under Capt Byron Jones from Falmouth to Curacao. And wrote extensively about oil drilling in Venezuela, and refining in Curacao, and while the book is thoroughly out of date regarding current knowledge of oil extraction and refining, it provides a fascinating portrait of the oil workers and management, as well as technical information he gathered on the journey. He came back to England on the Theobaldus (skippered by Captain Murray).
Cheers
Sean Walmsley

John Clement @ Emerillon, Tue, 12/01/2020 - 22:21

In May, 1965, Richard Archer and I joined the Emerillon in Portland, Maine, to begin the greatest summer adventure ever. The fact that Richard's father, John Archer, was manager of Shell Canada Tankers may have had something to do with it. We stayed in the hospital cabin and worked with the deck crew chipping and painting for the most part. We sailed to Punta Cardon for Bunker C and then to Maracaibo to load crude. Then it was off to London to discharge the cargo at a tank farm in the Thames estuary before the ship went to Wallsend on Tyne for dry dock. The names I remember are Captain Bradshaw, 2nd Mate Emil Le Bars, 3rd Mate Charlie Barron, and radio operator Malcolm McNaughton. Gus Bell from Lunenburg, NS, was an engineer. Everybody from Captain Bradshaw to the Spanish boatswain who directed our work and the whole crew welcomed and guided us. I worked hard to pull my weight as the most ordinary of Ordinary Seamen. I've kept my Continuous Certificate of Discharge as a precious memento.

John Clement @ Emerillon, Tue, 12/01/2020 - 22:21

In May, 1965, Richard Archer and I joined the Emerillon in Portland, Maine, to begin the greatest summer adventure ever. The fact that Richard's father, John Archer, was manager of Shell Canada Tankers may have had something to do with it. We stayed in the hospital cabin and worked with the deck crew chipping and painting for the most part. We sailed to Punta Cardon for Bunker C and then to Maracaibo to load crude. Then it was off to London to discharge the cargo at a tank farm in the Thames estuary before the ship went to Wallsend on Tyne for dry dock. The names I remember are Captain Bradshaw, 2nd Mate Emil Le Bars, 3rd Mate Charlie Barron, and radio operator Malcolm McNaughton. Gus Bell from Lunenburg, NS, was an engineer. Everybody from Captain Bradshaw to the Spanish boatswain who directed our work and the whole crew welcomed and guided us. I worked hard to pull my weight as the most ordinary of Ordinary Seamen. I've kept my Continuous Certificate of Discharge as a precious memento.

John Brown @ Naticina (1), Mon, 11/30/2020 - 15:44

John brown.