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Just a short message to say what a great site. Loads of memories of my time with Joe Shell.
To all my former shipmates,Bucko Dave Thomas,Steward Garrick Ernst,Bosun Paddy Wilson hope all are doing well.
Hello, my dad was on the Daphnella as a gunner not sure what sates but he talked about being bombed in Malta harbour on his 18th birthday Sept 14th 1943
He travelled widely, all ports in India, Persia ( Gulf) Burma
Egypt Alexandria
Would be interested to have more information about this vessels whereabouts in the war and anybody who might remember my Dad.
Exellant website Helderline have contacted a few ship mates and shall reply to all who send me email.
Joined shell Tankers UK after leaving GPO Telephones June 1967 for a sea adventure.
Trained as Fireman at Liverpool stayed at Canon street old dock lodgings .
First flew to Roterdam to join Verconella sailed to Gabon Africa on to Amazon
enterance to Porto Meranda then Marocibo and Curaco.
Rerurned For Dry dock in Bremerhaven Germany left the ship .
Rejoined Verconella for 11 month world trip a great adveture met some very good mates enjoyed . Best regards to all John Frearson.
Good Day, Gentlemen,
Who has the latest list of FG1 ships?
Brgds.

Hi all,

Remember Asprella well & especially the honesty bar aboard some fantastic memories - a real happy ship back in 1971

all the best to everyone,

regards. Alistair
Hi to all my fellow ship mate from Amastra 1967 in Nha Trang sinking. Anyone still out there.48 years ago tomorrow 11.4.67.
Regards Barney
Hi All - found this site whilst looking for info on a seaman who was awarded the civilian M.B.E. immediately after WWII & who served as radio officer on board the M.V. CAPSA, presumably through WWII. My studies have a long way to go but I assume the ship was the 2nd of that name due to being built 1931 & sold 1948. The radio officer was Mr John Jolly Thompson M.B.E. who I assume has died since I am in possession of his M.B.E. & documentation for it. He also received 2 bravery awards & oak leaves, which I have & have yet to research. God bless all the brave men of the Merchant Navy, past & present, of which an uncle of mine was also one during WWII, though I don't know the name of his ship.
I was gally boy first trip in 1964 with the shell fleet though did not go contract till 1969 I finishe with the fleet in 1994 due to kidney failure now married and have grand kids at last though thay seem happy the bank is bust
I wounder how meny got the shell pention I was lucky I transferd all to the black horse and other pention organisations
Hello
I'm looking for information on my late father , David Platts . He was an engineer for Shell in the late 60s and early 70s. He sailed on the Methane progress and SS arianta. He was born in 1947 and died in tragic circumstances whilst at sea at some point between Yokohama in Japan and Borneo, in March 1971.
Thank you
Enjoyed visiting your site, was looking for a picture of the Shell tanker Hemidonax and found her on your site - as a small boy I watched her being broken for scrap at Briton Ferry. Thanks!
Ik heb een heel goede en fijne tijd aan boord beleefd, ik was toen 15 jaar oud en daarvoor nooit een zee gezien