Desmond Doyle

Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1942 to 1943 SAN ROBERTO deck apprentice 1st trip - 17 years old.
1944 EMPIRE TRAVELLER deck apprentice 1st ship into Cherbourg after liberation in 1944.
1945 SAN ROBERTO 3rd officer
1945 SAN VENANCIO 3rd officer
1945 SAN UBALDO extra 3rd officer homeward bound as supernumary
1945 SAN GASPAR (1) 3rd officer
1948 SAN VITO 2nd officer
1949 to 1950 SAN LEOPOLDO (2) unknown
1950 SAN SILVESTRE (2) 2nd officer
1951 SAN GASPAR (1) 2nd officer
1951 to 1952 SAN UBALDO 1st mate
1952 SAN CASTO 1st mate
1952 to 1953 SAN WENCESLAO 1st mate
1953 to 1954 SAN WILFRIDO (2) 1st mate
1954 to 1955 SAN CIRILO chief officer
1954 SAN ADOLFO 1st mate
1956 SAN CASTO 1st mate
1958 SAN VELINO master
1959 to 1960 SAN CASTO master
1959 SAN GREGORIO (2) 1st mate
1959 SAN CALISTO (2) 1st mate
1960 to 1961 BORUS master
1961 to 1962 FOSSARINA (2) master
1962 to 1963 HADRIANIA master
1963 to 1964 HEMIPLECTA master
1964 to 1965 NINELLA master
1965 to 1966 HADRA (1) master
1966 HUMILARIA master
1966 CAPILUNA master
1967 ZENATIA (1) master
1967 to 1968 DAPHNELLA (2) master
1968 to 1969 VERCONELLA master
1969 ACAVUS (2) master
1969 DAPHNELLA (2) master
1969 to 1970 NATICINA (2) master
1970 VERENA master
1971 MITRA (3) master
1971 META master
1972 VERCONELLA master
1972 NATICINA (2) master
1972 to 1973 VENASSA (1) master
1973 HEMITROCHUS master
1974 GADINIA (2) master
1974 to 1975 GASTRANA (2) master
1975 GARI (2) master
1975 to 1976 LIPARUS (2) master
1976 GASTRANA (2) master
1977 GOULDIA (2) master Last trip - Desmond enjoyed another 39 years of retirement, passing away 7 Jan 2016, 11 days after losing his beloved wife June. Account administered by Neil Doyle

Anecdotes

Tanker Anecdote Post date Action
SAN CIRILO

21/3/42 - Heavily damaged by a Japanese submarine torpedo attack south of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). She managed to reach port and was repaired. 1955 Sold to the Price Soc.

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SAN GASPAR (1)

18/7/42 - Torpedoed off Trinidad and was repaired. 23/2/54 - Arrived at Osaka for scrapping.

12/31/2016 - 09:36
SAN LORENZO

San Lorenzo (1914-28). 3/6/17 Torpedoed off NW Ireland, towed in and repaired. 1917 Tonnage openings closed and thereafter the tonnages were 12097 get.

12/31/2016 - 09:23
SAN SALVADOR (1)

15/12/47 - Damaged by collision off Curacao with Tucupita and subsequent fire. Condemned and in 1949 sold for scrapping at Buenos Aires.

12/31/2016 - 09:40
SAN VELINO

My father Desmond Doyle served as Chief Officer from 57-58. He took over command 259/58 due to Capt. Gibb becoming ill.

12/31/2016 - 09:52
SAN VENANCIO

My father Desmond Doyle was aboard for the last North Atlantic convoy of the WWII and on her independent return to the UK.

12/31/2016 - 10:30