|03/12/2012 - 21:35||Walter John Cook||
I came out of the Royal Navy and decided to go into the Merchant service.I did several voyages before I went to Tilbury Pool to get a short trip because I was making arrangements to get married. I was told that they had just the ship I was looking for, it was the Caperata which was at shell haven. It was supposed to go to the Persian Gulf and back again but it did not work out as easy as that. I forget all the ports we went to now but the voyage began on the 2nd May 1951 until 22nd August 1951. However, I still got married but it was in March 1952. My wife and I will celebrate our Diamond anniversary. I enjoyed my only trip I did on a Tanker, it was the only time I had a cabin to myself. I am now retired and enjoying a shell pension because I was also employed by Shell Mex & BP on the Thames Estuarial self propelled tankers of which I retired from in 1982. I am very thankful that I found employment with Shell.