Hindsia

About

Completed 1955 as Hindsia for STUK. 2-12-1976 arrived Inverkeithing for scrap.

Information
IMO number
5150991
Call sign
GTMQ
Construction number
1026
Tonnage
19.246 ton
Beam
21m
Length overall
169m
Year of construction
1955
Year of renaming/broken up
1976
Service for Shell
1955 to 1976
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Eric Norman Sweeney 4th engineer, 3rd engineer 1956 to 1957
John Kidd deck apprentice 1956 to 1957
John Vaughton 5th engineer 1957 to 1958
Geoff Taylor efficient deckhand 1957
John Vaughton 5th engineer 1958
William Edwards 4th engineer 1959
Collin S Metcalf 2nd mate 1959 to 1960
David Else 5th engineer 1959 to 1960
Tom Galloway deck apprentice 1959
Roger Hopper 3rd mate 1960
William Bill Graham 4th engineer 1960 to 1961 In full charge of watch
Albert Bishop 2nd cook and baker 1960 to 1961
David John Turner 5th engineer 1960
Lionel Hewlett engine room 1960 to 1961
Chris Robin deck apprentice 1960 to 1961 1st trip
Robert Fulton seaman 1960 to 1961
William Bill Graham 4th engineer 1961 to 1962
Malcolm Simmons senior ordinary seaman 1961 to 1963
John F Bayne able seaman 1962
Douglas Baker junior ordinary seaman, senior ordinary seaman 1962 to 1963
John H Lightfoot apprentice engineer 1962
Alan Jones Alan... assistant steward 1962 to 1963
Ted Prickett boatswain (bosun/petty officer) 1962 to 1963
Anthony John Mi... pantryboy 1963 to 1964
Jack Hewitt deck apprentice 1963
Peter Pearson deck apprentice 1964
Alan Haynes 3rd mate 1964 to 1965
Len Mazza 2nd cook 1964 to 1965
Roger Balfour engineer steward 1964 to 1965
Bob Sendall assistant steward 1964
Ken Lyons d.b.s. 1964 to 1965
Kerry Dunn deck apprentice 1964 to 1965
Charles Stobbart 2nd cook 1964
Brian Dootson apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Peter B. Pamment deck apprentice 1964 to 1965
Christopher Ant... apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Derek Hitchcock catering boy 1965
Alfred Jackson ... deckhand (d.h.u.) 1965 to 1966
Bernard Teale apprentice engineer 1966
Allan Jeffery efficient deckhand 1966 to 1967
Michael John Heaney fireman 1966 to 1967
Dennis Robinson steward 1966 to 1967
Brian Foster deck apprentice 1967 to 1968
Syd Lees deck apprentice 1967
Willie Carle 5th engineer 1967
Ken Lyons gp 1 1967 to 1968
Timothy F. Porter deck apprentice 1967 1st trip
Jeff Holden deck apprentice 1967 to 1968
Neville Lawrence 1 radio officer 1967
Trevor Porritt 2 fireman/greaser 1967 to 1968
Michael Johnston catering boy 1968 to 1969
Roger Phillips apprentice engineer/5th engineer 1968 Last trip
Lawrence Lawson... 2nd engineer 1968
Fred Ravenscroft cook 1968
Steve Frost apprentice engineer 1968
Peter Torley fireman/greaser 1968
Graeme Wood 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1969 to 1970
Neville Lawrence 1 radio officer 1969
David Smithson catering boy/galley boy 1969
Chris Feast deck apprentice 1969
Roger Roue 5th engineer 1969
Steven Foot 3rd mate 1969 to 1970
John Mattison steward 1970
Nigel Bicknell fireman/greaser 1970
Derek Simpson assistant steward 1970
Michael Johnston assistant steward 1970
Hugh Brown 5th engineer 1970 to 1985
Malcolm Mac Donald 5th engineer 1971
Robin Ellis engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Keith Marston 5th engineer 1971 to 1972
Peter Green 5th engineer 1971
Geoffrey Welsman engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Iain Mccoll chief steward 1971
Don Phillips seaman 1971
Tony Dewhurst seaman 1972
Willie Carle 2nd engineer 1972
Brian Graham chief engineer 1972
Bob Gayton fireman/greaser 1972
Phil Gosling radio officer 1973 to 1974
Neil Wraight catering boy 1973 to 1974
Greg Callens catering boy/galley boy 1973 to 1974
Arthur Davidson able seaman 1974 to 1975
Frederick Paul ... 4th engineer 1974
Des Brookes chief cook 1974 to 1975
Les Rhodes 4th engineer 1974
Eric Halcrow 5th engineer 1975
David Whyte engineer cadet 1975
Mike Castle deck cadet 1975
Peter Steel junior ordinary seaman 1975
Jerry Brooks junior ordinary seaman 1975 to 1976
Darrell Meacher 5th engineer 1976
Arthur Davidson junior ordinary seaman 1976
John Ross 2 chief officer 1976
Brian Blythe 3rd officer 1976

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/13/2014 - 16:10 Kerry Dunn

In January 1965, while serving on the, very rusty, Hindsia, as a brand new deck apprentice (trained at Plymouth Navigation school), we hit a rock while heading toward Oslo at about 10PM. I was in my bunk at this time since my watch was from midnight to 0400 and noon to 4PM. The sound was like the anchor dropping. We had a load of avgas and the ship stunk of those fumes. NO SMOKING. The ship was beached and then a salvage tug drilled holes in the deck and pumped air in to refloat. We were then towed to Horton, Norway (?). Most of the crew paid off and were flown home via Oslo. I spent another 30 days on the ship and was then flown home to my parents in Lydford, Devon, via Oslo and London. Vacationed for a week and then summoned by telegram to London Shell Centre where my buddy (John Belton) and I were given train tickets to La Spezia in Italy. We spent a week in a fancy hotel and then joined the SS Otina, bound for Kuwait. On that ship we circumnavigated the world. Wow, what an experience for two nineteen year olds. I am now a retired Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada

08/24/2013 - 17:27 Derek Hitchcock

JOINED HINDSIA IN HORTON NORWAY. OH WHAT A GREAT TIME THERE BEFORE WE SAILED. THEN TO TRINADAD. THEN TO HEAVEN FOR A 17 YEAR OLD LAD, HAPPY VALLEY IN CURACAO, NEED I SAY MORE ?. A GREAT CREW AND CAPTAIN.ONLY SIGNED OFF AS I WANTED A SHIP THAT STAYED JN PORT LONGER.

10/18/2011 - 01:18 John H Lightfoot

2 weeks on board getting a lift home from Curacao after 10 months on the Hinnites. No air flights in those days if there was a passing ship.

05/16/2009 - 15:01 Nigel Bicknell

Hospitalised with four other Crew members in Sumartria for 6 weeks. If anyone would like to get in touch please contact me on Regen_slayer@hotmail.com