|Year of construction
|Year of renaming/broken up
|Service for Shell
1957 to 1976
|03/05/2016 - 18:07
I sails on the Zenatia on her second voyage from the UK out ShellHaven. She was one of the biggest ships of
|10/27/2009 - 00:18
This was my fathers (John B Melville) last ship (1964-1966) prior to his retirement. He sailed on her as Chief Engineer while offshore Halul Island, Qatar. From Qatar she went up into the Mediteranean (Italy I Believe) prior to going to Japan for jumboising. Where he paid off.
I have pictures covering the jumboising. If anyone was interested, I could try to scan them.
|10/18/2009 - 14:15
I joined the Zenatia in Kure shipyard when she was being jumboised supposedly a month before she was due sail. My job was to bring all the charts and nautical publications up to date. We stayed at the Yamato Hotel which a few years later burnt down, there is now a new hotel of this name. It was 3 months before we sailed. After I had been there a month the Company upped our local living allowance from ?3 to ?5 per day and back paid us. With the bonus I was able to buy a SRL camers with telephoto lens. It was an experiance visiting Hiroshima Atomic Park and museum.
|05/08/2009 - 17:06
On board when she deviated from the Gulf run for the first time and went to Singapore. I was in the last year of my apprenticeship and paid off in Singapore and appointed as Acting Third Mate on MV Bursa. Great excitement! Watchkeeping officer at only 19 Yrs Old!