Tagelus (1)

About

Completed 1945 as Ackia for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tagelus. 7-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 29-6-1961 arrived Rosyth for scrapping.

Information
Also known as
Ackia
IMO number
2247786
Call sign
GBMG
Construction number
338
Tonnage
16.678 ton
Beam
21m
Length overall
169m
Year of construction
1945
Year of renaming/broken up
1961
Service for Shell
1947 to 1961
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/10/2017 - 13:24 Anonymous

I started as a Kitchen/Galley boy and then ended up Chief Steward/Purser. Of all the ships I sailed on Cargo and Passenger the m.t "Tagelus" with Captain John Davidson from Johnshaven, Scotland was the happiest ship I ever sailed on. She was a T2 Turbo Electric Tanker and very quiet.

I was Chief Steward from 27th April 1957 (joined Birkenhead) until 15th November 1957 (Left Cardiff) to join the Trochiscus and I stayed on the "Troch" until she was laid-up in Rosyth and scrapped in March 1958. I then joined the mt "Hadra" in June 1958 and met up with Capt Davidson again and left her and came ashore in Middlesborough in March 1959. I then joined a ship supply company and have been in this trade ever since, but I retired some years ago as now 86. I spent 12 happy years at sea travelling the world for free and getting paid and fed! HAPPY HAPPY DAYS. The Chief Officer on the Hadra Joe Bodle was a good friend but cannot seem to trace him. Jamie Flett was the Chief Engineer.

05/19/2009 - 21:43 Jim Rollinson

I joined Tagelus in September 1953 in Dry Dock in Birkenhead as 5th Engineer and left her in Harburg in September 1954. Our Chief Engineer was Andrew Phillips who was succeeded by THM Anderson. Our Master was Captain TLGreen who was taken ill in January1954 and we had to put him ashore in the Azores. Captain J Brittain joined the ship in Curacao. A happy ship but troubled with some crew unrest which ended with one of the lifeboats being damaged. I am sure Third Mate Eric Phillips will remember this incident.