|Michael Rickard||assistant engineer||1961 to 1962|
|Peter Crane||radio officer||1961|
|Noel Wilson||3rd engineer||1965 to 1966|
|Jim Evans||engineer cadet||1968|
|Nick Garside||deck cadet||1969 to 1970|
|Bill Fernie||engineer cadet||1970 to 1971|
|Mark Bromwich||deck cadet||1970 to 1971||1st trip|
|Rick Davies||deck cadet||1972||1st trip to sea|
|Malcolm Buttler||4th engineer||1972|
|Richard Davies||deck cadet||1972|
|Robert Hogg||2nd officer||1974|
|Fred Venner||3rd engineer||1976|
|06/27/2015 - 08:35||Mark Bromwich||
I joined the Mantua, in Stanlow, Manchester ship canal October 1970. She had just come back from long term deployment on the mosquito fleet in Maracaibo lakes. I did 7 months to the day onboard, and we did 42 ports round NW Europe, and the Meddy! As per the other comments, the Master would not allow the radars on! English channel, no radar, and of course before the traffic separations schemes. Just remember lights everywhere!! Good ship, rejoined here in 1974 as 3rd Mate.
|03/21/2014 - 11:03||Michael Rickard||
I joined Mantua on Nov 1961 at Smith's Dock M'bro as an Asst Eng. It was her second voyage and she was in immaculate condition. Her skipper was Basil Thompson,the Chief Eng was Lambert,2nd Eng Wilson.3rd Eng Peter Waring (Pud) 4th Engineer Brian Backhouse and another Asst Eng was Brian Backhouse. I remember the Chief Steward who was Robert Gliddon otherwise known as 'Peirhead Gliddon'
|01/26/2014 - 12:15||Richard Davies||
I joined the Mantua in October 1972 as a Deck Cadet. It was my first ship when I was 16. It was a time when she was run by Trident Tankers and it was just being incorporated within the P&O Group. There were 2 cadet cabins each with 2 berths. The radar was only switched on under the direct orders of the Captain!
|07/25/2013 - 11:42||Peter Crane||
I joined Mantua, as Radio Officer, in Curacao 3.01.1961 and discovered the most luxurious accommodation since joining P & O in 1952. Ports of call were so different
|10/09/2011 - 00:40||Malcolm Buttler||
I joined SS Mantua in San Fernando, Trinidad with my new wife after getting married in March 1972, so next year is our 40th wedding anniversary! The ship at that time was Trident Tankers who I was employed with as a Fourth Engineer Officer on my second trip at sea, although I think she was chartered to both Shell and Texaco to carry 'White Oil'.