My Uncle, Chief Engineer John Noel Le Neve Arnold, was awarded a Gold Watch and a Lloyd's Medal and Certificate for extinguishing a fire that broke out aboard the SS Esturia (1910) on October 5, 1925, near Marseilles, while cleaning the tanks after having just unloaded a cargo of benzine .
He had been aboard since WWI, when the ship was chartered for service by the Royal Australian Navy as an oiler and supply vessel (operating in Australian and Malayan waters).
I have prepared a PDF document that enrichens the history of this vessel but I know no way of making it directly available.
I would be happy to send it to any one who requests.
Mi papa fue Jefe de Maquinas durante el año 1986 hasta 1987, Raul Máximo Anselmino.
Mi papa fue Jefe de Maquinas desde 1985 hasta 1986. Raúl Maximo Anselmino
Hi, just stumbled across your page this morning on a search for my husbands grandfather and in the search his name appears to have been linked to the sans cipriano. Wondering if there was any way to check if he was on the ship and possibly killed when it was bombed in jan 1943
His name was John dodds born 1910 in South Shields. He was absent in the 1939 census, but his wife was still showing as married. Next record we have for my husbands nana is she remarried in the December of 1943. No one ever spoke of John dodds and unfortunately that side of the family is now long gone.
Ancestry records show nothing of merchant seaman to check if this was possibly him. Hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction please. Thank u
We did two runs to Vietnam lasting about two weeks each so must have been the first two she did.
Je vous remercie pour tous ses souvenir d histoire qui nous permettent de retrouver l origine de certains objet.
Je suis l’heureux propriétaire de la cloche de ce bateau. Elle est encore gravée au nom de l’Empire Harvest. Il me semble me souvenir que l un de mes grand père a travailler à Anvers sur les chantier de démantèlement des navires.
Je possède aussi une plaque gravée en cuivre dont je ne sait à quoi elle pouvait servir.
Il semble que ce serait un indicateur de position de barre.
Comment peut on publier des photos ?
J aimerait réellement savoir si la pièce que je possède appartenait bien à ce bateau et à quoi pouvait elle bien servir ?
Merci de votre aide .
I was RO on Halia from October 70 to April 71 for the Pacific Glory salvage and the stint in Bonny when we relieved the Haustellum for three months. We had five wives on board.
Captain P A Koops was Master 1940-1. While the vessel was in Liverpool, February 1941, he married my mother.
Hello. I'm looking to find any information on my great uncle Christopher T Underwood who was a radio officer on the tanker Navicella. He unfortunately died why sailing between Willemstad (Curaçao) and Durban (South Africa) during 1959. If anyone has any information they could share with me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Joe
Flew out to Singapore and joined the Halia as a Junior Ordinary seaman on the 16th September 1968 to 12th March 1969 in Singapore did Vietnam run going to Qui Nhon & Cam Ranh Bay + Saigon where we were hit by a missile which made a right mess of one of the crew's cabin and I believe his prized National Panasonic Radio. Also did Da Nang amongst other places. Rest of the trip was spent going back and forth from Singapore to various far east places such as Hong Kong - Solomon Islands - Bombay Madras Calcutta - Persian gulf. Then flew home with KLM - great trip. Double money in Vietnam waters also helped.