Barry Williams

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05/23/2008 - 16:40 Message for Mike Robinson ref Hemisinus. Hi Mike sorry Ive taken so long to answer but have been having problems with server ( this is Spain ! ) and also been doing a lot of time in the UK this year. I'm sorry I cant remember you joining the Hemisinus in Hamburg all I remember is that it was rather cold I think we had just come back from West Africa. I didn't pay off until until 29th February 1959 in Tilbury, so we would have been on the ship at the same time for a short while. My next ship was the Hyria and then the Vitrina and that was the end of my time with Shell. Keep in touch. Regards Barry.
01/07/2008 - 15:12 I wonder if anyone remembers sailing with me. Shell History:- HEMIPLECTA, July to August 1957. Home trade run. VOLVULA. August, 57 to May 1958. when she was handed over to the French in Brest. HEMISINUS. Aug 58 to February 1959. HYRIA. March 59 to May 1959. VITRINA. June 59 to April 1960. During this time I was an assistant steward. and decided that I had seen enough of tanker life and moved on to cargo vessels.


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1957 to 1958 Volvula assistant steward
1957 Hemiplecta catering boy
1958 to 1959 Hemisinus assistant steward
1959 to 1960 Vitrina assistant steward
1959 Hyria assistant steward