|William Curston||boatswain (bosun/petty officer)||1939 to 1944|
|Mervyn Wolffsohn||cabin boy||1946||On maiden trip curacao / buenos aires|
|Arthur R. Geake||cadet||1949 to 1950|
|Derek E. Wood||senior ordinary seaman||1949 to 1950|
|Robin Scriven Martin||2nd cook||1950|
|George Galbraith||deck boy||1951 to 1952|
|Peter Hay-smith||apprentice||1952 to 1953|
|Bill Sutherland||deck boy||1952 to 1953|
|Benjamin Norris...||junior engineer||1956|
|Laurie Attwood||deck apprentice||1957 to 1958|
|Albert Borgman||junior engineer||1957|
|David Collins||catering rating||1959 to 1960||catering boy rating|
|Anthony Stead||junior engineer||1959 to 1960|
|James Alan Collinge||deck apprentice||1960|
|Ken Hart||5th engineer||1960|
|Maurice R.dawe||able seaman||1960|
|12/31/2016 - 09:52||Desmond Doyle||
My father Desmond Doyle served as Chief Officer from 57-58. He took over command 259/58 due to Capt. Gibb becoming ill. Sailed from Curacao to Rio via Cardon, Venezuela where he reverted to Ch.Off on being relieved by Capt. Weightman, 15/10/58.
|07/24/2016 - 21:25||Laurie Attwood||
As an apprentice on my first trip ( Belfast- Ellesmere Port- Dutch West Indies and West Africa) apart from intermittant bouts of seasickness there was a persistent worrying pain in my right side which after several inspections of \\\'The Ships Medical Guide\\\' prompted senior personnel on board to think that the most likely diagosis was grumbling appendix. It was therefore decided as a precautionary measure I should go to my bunk and remain there until we reached port. However as the voyage progressed my condition worsened and despite penicillin injections a point was reached where it was decided that in the circumstances perhaps the Captain should intervene and carry out the necessary surgical procedures to eradicate the problem. I was advised by the 3rd officer that the saloon table was being prepared as a temporary operating table and that contact had been established with a Royal Navy vessel who would assist and advise the Master as to the appropriate steps to be taken to remove that part of my anatomy which was the cause of the trouble. However before this great plan reached any sort of conclusion the pain miraculously eased, and we reached port where I was taken to hospital and the offending bits removed.
|01/03/2010 - 01:47||George Galbraith||
Joined the San Velino at Liverpool straight from the Sea Training school at Gravesend. I was proudly wearing "crossed Anchors" awarded for ability at the school. The official at the "Pool" immediately told me that I could F******* get that off right away!
|10/22/2009 - 05:16||Ken Hart||
Joined this ship in Naples. She was supposed to sail the following day for Curacao but we lay in Naples for 13 days trying to get her to go. Eventually we left and after many breakdowns arrived in Curacao. One of the casualties was the steam driven steering gear and when we arrived she was being steered by wires run down through ports in the steering flat from the windlasses on the poop deck. The steam plant was interesting being a Yarrow three drum WT boiler and a Nelvin thimble tube boiler.