Emerillon

About

Completed 1960 as Emerillon for Shell Canada. 1979 scrapped Pusan.

IMO number
5103144
Call sign
ZFDV
Construction number
619
Tonnage
42.224 ton
Beam
29m
Length overall
216m
Year of construction
1960
Year of renaming/broken up
1979
Service for Shell
1960 to 1979
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Andre Trottier able seaman 1960 to 1961
Rodney Henderson passenger 1960 to 1965 My father was the first captain of the Emerillon but i only visited the ship once
Mike Homer engineer steward 1960 to 1961
Jacques Turcotte seaman 1960 to 1965 ordinary seaman able seaman boatswain
Jack Richmond fireman 1961 to 1969 fireman, oiler, junior engineer, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, enginer
Armand Landreville radio operator 1962 as replacement
Laurie Hatfield mate 1965 to 1973 cadet, 3rd. mate,2nd. mate
Carol Bradshaw captain (commanding officer) 1965 My father, Carden Bradshaw, immediately succeeded Capt. Henderson as captian until he retired - not sure what date that was.
John Clement apprentice ordinary seaman 1965 First trip, May 10, 1965, from Portland Maine.
Ronald N. Radford 3rd officer 1967 to 1970 navigation cadet officer, 3rd officer
David Griffith navigation cadet 1967 to 1968 navigation cadet officer
Gordon W. Thorpe engineer 1970 to 1976 6th,5th,4th,3rd,relief 2nd engineer
Gordon Laughland radio officer 1970 to 1971
Martin Corbett engineer cadet 1974

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
12/01/2020 - 22:21 John Clement

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.

12/01/2020 - 22:21 John Clement

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.

11/01/2010 - 18:21 Jack Richmond

I think it was in the summer of 1962 we were enroute from Kuwait to Marsaille when we ran aground going between Corsica and Sardinia. We continued on to France and then returned to Valetta Malta for dry dock.

Another time we were Southbound from Portland Maine to Puerto La Cruz Venezula and came upon the U.S. Navy blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

We were also in Nigeria when the Biafrian war was about to break out so we were sent to Las Palmas to await further orders.

I was on the Rincon Hills for a year and a half and was then transferred to the Emerillon where I spent another eight years until I married and took a job ashore.
(I became a Police Officer and spent 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police)

My time sailing was a wonderful time and I often wonder what has become of the many friends and characters I spent those years with.

10/23/2010 - 03:25 Armand Landreville

this was my first ship as radio operator
during a trip back from Venezuela and during lifeboat drill one of the cable snapped
and one man fell overboard.
Captain Henderson was on vacation at that time and was replaced by captain Bradshaw
due to captain Bradshaw's smartness and experience (also crew members) it took about one hour to find the man (the sea was full of white caps)
captain had just gave me a msg to send out when the man was spotted
I had my transmitter on and was about to send and urgent signal (xxx)
this was a very scary experience for me
the rest of the time aboard was smooth and enjoyable
armand landreville

10/23/2010 - 03:11 Armand Landreville

well this was my first ship as r/o and on the way back from venezuala
one day during lifeboat drill one cable snapped and one man fell overboard.
captain Henderson was on vacation at that time and was replaced by captain Bradshaw.
due to captain Bradshaw's smartness and experience we found the man in one hour or so
that was very scary for me.
I had just received an order from capt. Bradshaw to send a msg for help (xxx)urgent signal when they spotted the man in the water
the rest of the time on that ship was quiet and enjoyable
armand landreville