David Edwards

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06/20/2014 - 10:15 New email address.
05/26/2006 - 09:22 Douglas Lucock: a good source is the Maritime History Archive, St John's NL. Send an email to mha@mun.ca detailing your needs; ie, ship's name or official number and year. There is a search fee of $35.00 per hour plus 50c per page copied. Canadian funds. Make sure you ask for the pages with the crew list.
05/26/2006 - 08:44 Mention of Curacao today brings back memories of the 1960s when I passed through Willemstad on various Shell tankers to the loading berths then out again to various destinations. I've seen pictures of the fine road bridge that now spans the waterway, the Queen Juliana, opened 1974. Does any one remember its ill-fated forerunner? I don't know if it had a name but it collapsed during construction about 1966 and Ibelieve there were some casualties. I never found out the full story, but passing through on the HIMA shortly after, I took some pictures of the wreckage as it lay alongside. Does anyone have any more details of this unfortunate accident?
06/11/2005 - 08:54 In response to Barney Boylan's query. I was on board the Hygromia on several trips to Vietnam in 1968 and remember the incident involving the Amastra. There was also another Shell tanker which had its wheelhouse blown away in a VC attack about that time. Has anyone any details regarding that one?
06/09/2005 - 09:28 Hi, I sailed as R/O (Sparks) on several "H" boats plus Partula & Vitrina during the 1960s and would be very pleased hear from anyone I may have sailed with. Best regards.

Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1964 to 1965 Partula radio officer
1966 to 1967 Haustrum (1) radio officer
1966 Hyala radio officer
1966 to 1967 Hinnites radio officer
1966 to 1967 Hima radio officer
1968 Hygromia radio officer
1968 to 1969 Vitrina radio officer