San Veronico


Completed 1942 as San Veronico for Eagle Oil. 1964 scrapped Hamburg

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Call sign
Construction number
8.189 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1942 to 1964
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
William Ord able seaman (grade 1) 1950 to 1951
Peter Hay-smith apprentice 1953
Tom Grieves 3rd mate 1954
Barry Mckay cadet 1954 to 1955
Jerry Hall junior engineer 1954 to 1955
Joseph Bechelli unknown 1955
Alan Charlesworth deck apprentice 1955 to 1956 second trip
Joseph Bechelli greaser 1955
Barry Carnegie deck boy 1956 to 1957
Melvyn Hake senior ordinary seaman 1957 to 1958 sos shellhaven curacao aruba
Frank Molloy junior engineer 1958 6th junior engineer
Ian F. Boon chief officer 1960 to 1961
Derrick Owen King apprentice/assistant engineer 1960 Supernumery engineer apprentice (Curacao to Rotterdam)
David Michael Fuller apprentice engineer 1960 supernumerary apprentice engineer (curacao - ince)
Joesph John Barrow galley boy 1960 to 1962
Colin Wood catering rating 1961
Victor C. Holloway efficient deckhand 1961
Neil Carmichael 5th engineer 1961
Stephen Barrow midship steward 1961
Donald Travis deck apprentice 1961


Date Visitor Anecdote
04/13/2014 - 11:00 Roy Kennedy

Ken Kennedy, (my Dad) joined San Veronico in North Shields on 4th Dec 1944. He sailed as 2nd Mate, and was discharged in New York on 10th Feb 1945 due to ill health. He had to have an operation in hospital, and afterwards returned to the UK in the old Cunarder Aquitania. This was all taken care of by Eagle Oil, but due to the situation with ships and crews available, he was assigned by MOWT to join the cargo vessel Fort Spokane on 8th Oct 1945 until 4th Dec 1945, after which he came ashore, having served in Shell and Eagle Oil for most of WW2.

12/28/2012 - 14:41 Stephen Barrow

I joined the San Veronico at stanlow 1961as midships steward,the engineer steward was John Swift,I remember he had his nineteeth birthday aboard and we had a few drinks!.Iremember the galley boy,looked about 12,i have some photos of us sitting on a deck chair with our ships dog!,picked it up in west indies,all abit upset when the dog went ashore one day and we sailed before he got back.
If the galley boy in my photo is Joesph J Barrow,i dont recall him being called Barrow !.