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been left shell for 10years,after 26 years service still waiting for long service awards,recieved nothing,so much for Shell,just thinking
I was an able seaman on ARCA 2(was not aware there was a number 1)After 6 years with Dutch Navy was not welcomed very friendly by bootsman ,he thought their nautic ability was so so.So he send me to the bridge to man the wheel on the nieuwe waterweg and other things to prove you was an AB!Still it was a long trip, about thirteen month,s and 1961 is a long time away now.
Bernard, sincere condolences on the passing of your wife Shirley. Whilst I never met her, I have followed your adventures on helderline. So glad to hear Shell very much in touch. I often think back to the Achatina days.Look after yourself. Colin
hi joe
remember me have a old fleet news with you in it on the safty course down in southhampton hows things still at sea with stena
Just found this website and the Varicella, Megara and Laconica bring back such great memories of the 70s.
I was on the Varicella in 1974 when we went from Shellhaven to Biloxi to clean her for 3 months to carry grain.
Hi- I've just found acigar box presented to my grandfather, Claude Rackham, to mark the 'Technical Trial of M/V Trollskjell' on 26/04/1964, I believe he was an expert on marine diesel engines. Does anyone have any more information of the ship or my grandad - it would mean a lot to my father (his son). Best wishes Richard Rackham
Hey mates, Allready wrote anekdote for Daphne But missed to pinpoint timeframe :-) So here it comes;
my anekdote is from period aprox 1979-1981, so feel free to respons.
At the time we were young (sort off) wtb's ?
So, still remembering the good times,
TC, regards, Leo
Hello there fellow former shipmates.
Only just found this website and was really excited to find my name listed here with all the shell tankers i had sailed on all those years ago.Im afraid my memory hasnt served me well as i cant recall any of the names listed but im sure i have crossed paths wih some of them.If anyone does recall sailing with me and would like to make contact please feel free to do so.

take care shipmates
Ron
It is with sadness that I have to tell you that my wife Shirley crossed the Bar on the 22nd January. Many of you will have remembered us during the 30yrs I was with Shell. We had many adventures which I have recorded on this site. We met when Shirley was 16 and I was 19, we have 2 children, 5 grand children and 2 great grandchildren. We were married for 51 yrs.
Shell still look after us and the a Shell Pension rep visits us regularly to see if we are OK. What a company to have worked for.
The funeral is at Kings Lynn Crematorium on the 12th Feb.

Rgs Bernard Reynolds
Hi Kees have spoken to Lucy Knight we both sailed on the Alinda in was good reading the fleet news again brought back happy memories so thank you for your help. I enjoy your site keep it going.B.Sayer ex 3rd eng.
How could anyone forget you Steve!!

I am still in (reasonably) regular with Phil Fox and I believe that Robin Cootes (Gook) left the sea and joined the clergy.

Drop me a line as and when you can.

Stuart
Ik heb nooit gehoord dat je bij mijn vader bent langs geweest. Ik ken veel namen niet van de lijst.