Achatina (1)

About

Completed 1921 as Achatina for Anglo-Saxon. 2-1936 sold for scrapping Osaka Japan.

Information
IMO number
1151432
Call sign
G...
Construction number
21
Tonnage
8.853 ton
Beam
20m
Length overall
129m
Year of construction
1921
Year of renaming/broken up
1936
Service for Shell
1921 to 1936
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
William James Davies my father was the chief engineer 1918 to 1916

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
12/23/2017 - 12:49 William James Davies

My father WILLIAM JAMES DAVIES WAS THE 2nd officer (engineer) on this Tanker, he lived in Cardiff South Wales and told me many things about his loyalty to his chinese engine crew.
During one trip, his fingure was severed by the machinery and the stopped the bleeding by winding cabwebs over the wound before dipping the wound in molton tar to stop the bleeding.
Prior to joining the merhant navy, he had been an officer in the Royal Navy,

09/19/2010 - 00:13 John O'hara

I've got a picture of my grandfather, Alan Hamilton, and several other people, including my grandmother, on board the Achatina in September 1923.