MYTILUS (1)

About

Completed 1916 as MYTILUS for Anglo-Saxon. 1928 transferred to La Corona. 1929 sold to J.P.Jensen Arendal Norway. 1940 sold to British Admiralty. 1946 returned to Anglo-Saxon as storage vessel at Singapore, Miri and Pladjoe. 3-11-1950 arrived Bombay for scrap.

IMO number
1139148
Call sign
G... / PMJG
Construction number
975
Tonnage
8.450 ton
Beam
16m
Length overall
126m
Year of construction
1916
Year of renaming/broken up
1950
Service for Shell
1916 to 1950
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
John Charles Ritchie apprentice deck officer 1926 to 1927
Derek S Greenhough 2nd mate 1948

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
06/23/2009 - 22:46 Derek S Greenhough

I was 2nd Mate on the Mytilus in 1948 "lightering" Heavy Fuel Oil from Pladjoe Refinery ( where the ship was based) in the Palembang River in Sumatra, to ships waiting at the bar to be "topped" off with their cargo to take them down to their full sailing load limit. ASs such all officers were members of the Pladjoe Club and treated as Senior Refinery Staff for all benefits like Gin Ration and Food rations from the local stores as well as our normal wages etec from Shell.
The Mytilus was used by Shell as a means of exchanging Officers between Singapore and the small "Empire"Tankers ( 9oo tons cargo) that roamed around the Islands for Shell after the war.