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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
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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.
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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
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