Neil Porter

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07/04/2007 - 16:16 I was 3rd mate onboard mv "Ninella" for 5 months in 1965 when it was a storage tanker at Nha Be, in the Saigon river. I've had no contact with former shipmates as I left the company after that. (can't remember their names - "Sparks" was a Scot, Craney by name, communist by nature!) Ludo was the insane game that kept us sane in that place. (Nha Be tank farm was attacked by the Viet Cong towards the end of the war) Before that I'd been on the Haustrum, Haustellum, Hemisinus and Arianta, between 1961 and 1965.


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1961 HAUSTRUM (1) apprentice
1961 to 1962 HAUSTELLUM apprentice
1963 ARIANTA (1) apprentice
1965 NINELLA 3rd mate


Tanker Anecdote Post date Action
HAUSTELLUM 02/26/2009 - 21:09

I was onboard from Singapore in 1965 to Nha Be, the tank farm outside Saigon, the year the US decided to fight, rather than advise.

10/01/2012 - 23:34