Vexilla

About

Completed 1955 as Vexilla for STUK. 18-7-1972 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Information
IMO number
5379432
Call sign
GTMS
Construction number
1236
Tonnage
32.270 ton
Beam
26m
Length overall
203m
Year of construction
1955
Year of renaming/broken up
1972
Service for Shell
1955 to 1972
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Chris Matthews apprentice engineer 1955 to 1956
Edward George T... steward 1955 to 1957
Geoff Taylor efficient deckhand 1955
Gordon Owen Carr 3rd engineer 1955
Geoff Lewis deck apprentice 1956 to 1957
Jack Higgs 3rd engineer 1956
John W Curry 3rd officer 1956
Harry Thomas junior engineer 1957 to 1958
Alfred Priestley able seaman 1957 to 1959
Davidbird. crew messman 1957 to 1958
Neil Aston 5th engineer 1957
Gerald W Brown apprentice engineer 1958 to 1959
Richard Frank H... deck apprentice 1958 to 1959
William Bill Edwards 5th engineer 1958 to 1960
John Johnston deck apprentice 1958
Colin Busby apprentice engineer 1958 to 1959
Chris Jowett deck apprentice 1958
Peter Thomson efficient deckhand 1959 to 1960
Michael Sienkiewicz junior ordinary seaman 1959 1st trip
Michael Alan Ed... catering boy/galley boy 1960
Trevor Baker apprentice engineer 1960
Marnoch S. Thomson 2nd engineer 1960
Graham Allman galley boy 1960 Spent the whole trip to the Gulf in hospital after scalding my foot in the galley
Arthur Tuffee 5th engineer 1960 to 1961
Ian Schofield-b... radio operator 1960 to 1961
Peter Hamilton deck cadet 1960 to 1961
John Frewer deck apprentice 1961 to 1962 1st trip
D.s. Cook 2nd engineer 1963
Lawrence Lawson... 2nd engineer 1963 to 1964
Robin Keer-keer 2nd mate 1963
Dave Stott apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Duncan Milne apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Lou Powderly 1st radio officer 1964 to 1965
Mike Riley apprentice engineer 1965
Albert Loane senior radio officer 1965 to 1966
Peter Walker apprentice engineer 1965
Mike Rich deck apprentice 1966
David Holmes 5th engineer 1966 to 1967
John Mann apprentice engineer 1966 to 1967
Michael Rand 4th engineer 1967 to 1968
Trevor Floyd apprentice engineer 1967
Eric Freeman 5th engineer 1967 to 1968 2nd trip
John Melville 5th engineer 1967 to 1968
John Pearce 3rd engineer 1967
Robin Campbell-... 4th engineer 1968
Neville Lawrence 1 radio officer 1968
William O Sullivan trainee radio officer 1968 to 1969
John W Steward deck apprentice 1968 to 1969
John Bateson 3rd engineer 1968
Thomas P. Hughes 3rd officer 1968 to 1969
Tony Taylor apprentice engineer 1968
David Else chief engineer 1969 to 1970
Simon Hall deck cadet 1970 to 1971
Colin Osman 4th engineer 1970 to 1971
John Moxley deck cadet 1970 to 1971
John Cumming 2nd mate 1970
Bobmead apprentice engineer 1970 2nd trip
John Hudson apprentice engineer 1971
David Beeston 3rd engineer 1971
Richard Entwistle apprentice engineer/5th engineer 1971 to 1972
Roger David Collins apprentice engineer/5th engineer 1971 to 1972

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
10/26/2013 - 17:42 John Frewer

I remember Christmas Day 1961, we were in the Arabian Gulf, at sea. In those days under 18 or a cadet and the "Old Man" would not let us drink. That day he sent down 4 cans of grapefruit juice for the Apprentices, there were 4 of us. I was the only "first tripper", but the others quite senior, including one in his last year and was 20 years old. We also had a second "sparky" who was the same age as us, about 18, he, for some reason was allowed to drink!!!

We were also instructed to have an early lunch, before all the Officers sat down to theirs. Anyway word got around about this, and just after the "old man" went down aft for lunch, first the Chief Eng, and then the Chief Officer, both sent us a crate of beer. So as I recall we got stuck into that, but were also not stupid, and stashed some away for "rainy" days.

I'll always remember this episode, never came across anything like that again, thank goodness.

04/28/2012 - 12:45 Graham Allman

we were on the way to the gulf ,just befor we got to suez i scalded my foot in the galley and spent the rest of the voyage in ther ships hospital. the rest of the crew and officers spoilt me rotten, great bunch of guys