Sulaco, Tilapa, Turrialba, 1959/1962

Bosun bill
28th March 2009, 22:59
SULACO, TILAPA, TURRIALBA, 1959/1962
I served aboard these Elders & Fyffe’s ships update some photos, can you recognize anyone. Also the model I was making of the Sulaco which was left onboard, if anyone can let me know what happen to the model when I left in Sept 1962,
Phyllis was the stewardess from Liverpool
Looking for chippy who was with me on all three ships, he was from Fareham, can’t find photo at the moment but will post later. Hope to hear soon. Bosun bill

Splinter
3rd April 2009, 02:24
Can you remember the name of the chippy?, I was a chippy on Sinaloa in 1961 and it's possible I may have known him as I come from the Fareham area.

Ray.

Bosun bill
5th April 2009, 21:13
hi splinter
thanks for reply no i can't remember his name but we sailed on the same ships above together. i have a photo of us together in a bar in Genova some where i will triy to find and put on. was you on the Sinloa with Phillys sister as stwardess. we came on board you in kinston one trip to see her.
bill

Splinter
5th April 2009, 21:37
Hi Bill, The stewardess was an older woman but can't rememember her name I was asst carp. No 1 was Wally Piper a Scouser who you may know, like a fool I thought the grass was greener elsewhere, I knew alot of M.N chippys from around here and if I can put a name to the photo I'll try to get in touch for you.
Ray.

Bosun bill
9th April 2009, 21:46
Hi Ray this is the only photo I can find at the moment of chippy on the Sulaco will try to find some others soon! Thanks Bosun Bill.

Splinter
14th April 2009, 22:29
Bill,
Sorry mate can't say that I know him from that photo, but if I can find out anything I'll post it.

Ray.

john martin
5th April 2010, 22:22
bosun bill,
I said i,d send some photos of mates on sulaco and turrialba.Thanks for one of phylis as i didn,t have hers.
all best from john in bristol

john martin
5th April 2010, 22:28
hi bill,
this is sulaco galley crew.Chap in glasses is peggy.First trip too.
john the cook

Bosun bill
6th April 2010, 22:24
Hi John Thanks for photo's sorry for not replying earlier but been very busy. when was these taken has I don't recongnize any one. Who's wedding was it.

john martin
7th May 2010, 09:53
hi bill,
photos on sulaco were may 1960,galley crew.That is my wedding in bargoed 1961.
all the best fro john

rob mcbride
20th May 2010, 03:37
hello bill just saw the picture of the chippy you are lookig for, could be John Bartlett from fareham regards rob mc bride ex fyffes .gp and bosun on M class

Bosun bill
9th August 2010, 21:05
[QUOTE=rob mcbride;428025]hello bill just saw the picture of the chippy you are lookig for, could be John Bartlett from fareham regards rob mc bride ex fyffes .gp and bosun on M class[/QUOTE

hi Rob ,
best photo of chippy i am looking for, taken in genova,

Bosun bill
15th August 2010, 23:18
Can you remember the name of the chippy?, I was a chippy on Sinaloa in 1961 and it's possible I may have known him as I come from the Fareham area.

Ray.

RAY this is a photo of the chippy i am looking for i think is name is John Barrlet from Fareham can you help.

rob mcbride
8th November 2010, 00:53
hi bill gday from australia,just had a look at the photo of the chippy and its definately john bartlett from fareham sailed with him on a few occasations.if i remember he had one brown eye,the other one blue.A good lad with a sense of humour and great to go ashore with in jamaica, first sailed with him on Camito. Hope this helps, Regards rob mcbride P.S.dont know here he is now ,sorry mate Anyone heard of a steward called John Maguire also from fareham i think

Howard Dean
24th February 2012, 21:50
The "Sulaco" was the first ship I sailed on, joined her at Avonmouth, first night there was a hell of a noise and I looked in the companionway but was sent back to my room by the second engineer as the ship was on fire. A steam line had oil on it and it flashed. Chief engineer was John Smith, Captain was named Whitehouse I believe. Great way to spend a 21st birthday seperating two third engineers, a scouser and a scot from Glasgow they had a bottle fight. Some introduction to the merchant navy. I stood two watches with the chief fridge engineer, six hours on and six hours off. I was supposed to be paid more than my normal watches but I am still waiting. Sent to the "Camito" following two trips on the Sulaco, I think I deserved a medal for doing two trips on the Sulaco.
Everything we touched in the engine room broke off, the chief only comment wes, "What do you expect from a ship that was built in 1939" Happy days.

Jim S
25th February 2012, 18:22
Howard,
Sulaca as Talamanca was actually built in 1932. You were unlucky to have been appointed to her. - Of the three S-Class Samala was reckoned to be the best of the trio Sinaloa was not too bad but Sulaco was considered a ship to be avoided if at all possible.