Dorcasia (2)

About

Completed 1967 as Dorcasia for STUK. 1977 sold to Thai Ocean Thailand and renamed Siam (managed by STUK). 2-11-1985 arrived Rayong for scrap.

Picture(s) by Frank Robertson.

Information
Also known as
Siam
IMO number
6619607
Call sign
GSZE
Construction number
478
Tonnage
71.171 ton
Beam
34m
Length overall
244m
Year of construction
1967
Year of renaming/broken up
1985
Service for Shell
1967 to 1985
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Peter B. Pamment 3rd officer 1966 to 1967
Douglas Bee 2nd steward 1967
Gary Gray grade 1 seaman 1967 to 1968
John Chapman 3 3rd engineer 1967 to 1968
Peter Barratt 2nd engineer 1967 to 1968
Graham Madden 2nd cook 1967
Eileen Reay Nee... 3rd engineer 1967 to 1968 george tinning
Mike Muir 1 grade 1 seaman 1967 to 1968
Dave Hone steward 1967
Mike Parkin 2nd mate 1967
John Melville 4th engineer 1968 to 1969
Peter Barratt chief engineer 1968 to 1969
Ian Coulman 3rd officer 1968 to 1969
Charles Rose catering boy 1968 catering boy / messman
Kerrion Marsh engineer 1969 to 1970
Richard Entwistle apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970
Mike Brown chef kok 1969
Geoff Murby deck boy 1969 to 1970 first ship
John Lewindon apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970
Gerald Mcvey grade 1 seaman 1969 to 1970
James Dennis Harding assistant steward 1969 to 1970
Raymond Laws catering boy 1970 Mike Brown, ch cook
Mike Brown chef kok 1970
Peter Anthony Cocker 2nd officer 1970 to 1971
Bruce Morris radio officer 1970 to 1971
Peter Rees 2nd cook 1971 to 1972
Paul Bessant gp 1 1971 to 1972
Martin Mo Mowlem pumpman 1971 to 1972 petty officer, pump man
Christopher Davies 5th engineer 1972 to 1973
Peter Newbould steward 1972 to 1973
Stan Parker chef kok 1972
Peter B. Pamment chief officer 1972
Anonymous catering boy 1973
Vic Hubbert 2nd mate 1973
Steve Almond engineer cadet 1974
James Williamson able seaman (grade 1) 1974
Jim Brown catering boy 1974
Robert Yuille 5th engineer 1974 to 1975
Trevor Page efficient deckhand 1974
Roger Beecroft engineer cadet 1974
Stephen Bunce 5th engineer 1974
Ian F. Boon captain (commanding officer) 1974
Kevin Blackburn 4th engineer 1974
Michael Spike Sharp grade 1 seaman 1975 to 1976
Steven Finn efficient deckhand 1975 to 1978 edh then left to do my bosun course
Bob Norton 5th engineer 1975 to 1976
Mike Napper deck cadet 1975
John Gunn grade 1 seaman 1975
Roger Chapman radio officer 1975 to 1976
Andy Johnson 2nd cook 1975 to 1985
Ian Thornhill 3rd mate 1975 to 1976
Robin Spencer deck cadet 1975
Hugh Smith 2nd mate 1976 to 1977
David Nesom chief steward 1976
Andy Jankowski deck cadet 1976
Roger Beecroft 5th engineer 1976
Gary Lovett gp 2 1976
Peter Davidson 3rd mate 1976
Robert Rotheram... catering boy 1977
Des Brookes chief cook 1977
Dave Freeman 3rd officer 1977 extra 3rd officer
Mike Big Taff H... efficient deckhand 1977 edh/g1
Gerry Healy catering boy 1977
Steve Shaw gp 3 1977
Andy Brown deck cadet 1977
Garry Bersey able seaman 1977
Glyn Humphries engineer cadet 1977
Derek Facey engineer cadet 1978 to 1979
Bernard Teale 2nd engineer 1978 as siam
Michael Turnbull engineer cadet 1979 to 1980
Adrian Ridley radio officer 1979 radio officer as siam - to the beach in rayong
Dave Freeman 2nd mate 1984 to 1985
Saravuth Chantr... engineer cadet 1985

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
10/07/2014 - 17:44 Nick Roberts

Final trip cadet in 1976. Memories of loading "sour crude" in Mexico...and "topping off" on "sticks". The affects of the fumes were so bad that every deck officer and cadet were "out" to top off the vessel as you could only manage a few seconds at the ullage port before you got "drunk" on the fumes!! If we knew then what we know now!!!

Also memories of a dry docking in Falmouth - where we cadets had much pleasure in trying to get trips on the steam locomotives in the yard?? Also of a suicide on the cliffs in front of the ship (not a member of the crew!)

02/26/2013 - 23:13 Geoff Murby

i passed my stearing ticket under sidny bridg on her, this was a gp ship i hated having to work in the engine room

03/30/2012 - 09:24 Glyn Humphries

I was Eng cadet in 1977, we crossed the atlantic and the ship was structurally damaged in a hurricane en route. We ran aground in the mississippi and then back in Europe we broke down in the English Channel and had to remove a con-rod (not easy).

The Dorcasia then went into dry dock in Hamburg for major repairs to her steelwork and was sold to TOTCo, I helped in the handover.

All in all an interesting six months!

04/25/2011 - 17:11 Mike Big Taff H...

decent ship to work on spent most of this trip around the uk/near cont with couple of trips down to bonny nigeria. amazing what you could buy with an old shell blanket and a few bars of lux soap !!!!!! a bosuns chair and rope and pulley !!!