|08/07/2016 - 23:35||David Clarke||
joined and paid-off in Singapore.Good runs ashore.Did one trip to Aus and NZ also three sets of pacific islands but mainly Vietman not so good shore side.Recall being on deck when two American phantom pilots decided to jolly us up by flying at sea level and just as they cleared the ship switching their afterburners on and off the resulting bangs resulted in many a change of underpants.Though not as much noise as when we were at anchor off Da Nang at the time of the Thet offensive the American battleship New Jersey was firing broadsides inland and on her return of each run passed close to our stern magnificent sight to watch but felt for the people close to where those shells landed.
|04/02/2014 - 23:02||Gareth Gray||
joined her in singapore on the 2/8/71 was the best trip i ever had wat a great bunch of guys, 6 months felt like 6 weeks
|04/09/2012 - 15:31||James Preston Barnes||
got previouse blog wrong,wrong ship lol.
|04/09/2012 - 14:57||James Preston Barnes||
I joined her in Bremerhaven dry dock January 5th 1967 my first ship after 12 months at TS Indefatigable. Did 3 months as deck boy with six months remission from sea school got steering ticket and promoted to SOS did about 6 months after resigning on as she wsa going to Japan, Captain Roberts asked me if I had heard she was going to Japan and was that my reason, said I had no idea, so he allowed me to resign and continue on articles, I was lying and thinking back Captain knew I was too. Great crew and officers great first trip, Did two more with Shell Vitrina and hamminella before diverting to general cargo and other shipping lines. left the sea 1976, Married with 5 children, grown up now kids too?
|01/31/2012 - 22:26||John Parnell||
i was in the haminella from august 1966 to july 1967.this was my one and only trip,at first very homesick. but settled in after a few weeks. went to some very interesting places including vietnam as i suppose we all did.served on deck as a dhu, the lowest rank. made some friends and still wonder at times how they are.
|12/04/2008 - 12:48||Douglas M.C. Renton||
The Haminella was the first fibreglass experimental ship. We had a fibreglass lifeboat, which was too light for the gravity davits; we also had one section of deck cargo line, and one in the tanks which were an apparent success.