Mike Offord

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10/08/2006 - 01:24 What a wonderful source of memories! I sailed on the following Shell tankers: Capsa - 1957 - Deck App Ninella - 1957 to 1958 - Deck App Thalamus - 1959 - Deck App Thaumastus - 1958 to 1959 - Deck App Varicella - 1959 to 1960 - Deck App Patro - 1960 to 1961 - Acting 4th Mate Capisteria - 1961 to 1962 - 3rd Mate Pallium - 1963 - 2nd Mate If there's anyone around from these days, I'd be really pleased to hear from them. Mike Offord

Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1957 to 1958 Ninella deck apprentice
1957 Capsa (3) deck apprentice
1958 Thalamus deck apprentice
1958 to 1959 Thaumastus deck apprentice
1959 to 1960 Varicella deck apprentice
1960 to 1961 Capisteria 3rd mate
1960 to 1961 Patro acting 4th mate
1963 Pallium 2nd mate
1965 to 1966 Athel Viscount 2nd mate

Anecdotes

Tanker Anecdote Post date Action
Athel Viscount

Hi, folks!
Athelviscount was in Durban dry-dock when the Union Company (NZ) chartered her for their NZ coastal delivery runs.

07/14/2014 - 10:11
Thalamus

I joined Thalamus in Singapore after a 12-month world-wide cruise on the Ninella.

07/11/2014 - 10:21
Thaumastus

Joined Thaumastus as a 2nd year apprentice 1958 in Rosyth where she had been laid up with a cargo of fuel oil.

07/11/2014 - 10:41
Varicella

Varicella was my first "modern" ship in 1959 after two years on "N" boats and T2's. Very nice she was, too, as a contrast.

07/11/2014 - 10:27