Tilapa (6738g/1961)

nigelcollett
15th November 2005, 11:10
Morning all

Does anybody have any details/pics concerning the subsequent history of this Tilapa (registered Surrey Shipping Co Ltd) working for E.&F

Tks

NigelC

ruud
15th November 2005, 11:49
Ahoy Nigel,

You can find all info on E & F on:

http://iancoombe.tripod.com/id14.html

Such as this:
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7817/tilapainet3hd.th.jpg (http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tilapainet3hd.jpg)

nigelcollett
15th November 2005, 13:32
Hi Ruud

Tks once again

NigelC

Basil
27th February 2006, 16:59
This has comprehensive listings:

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/eldersfyffes.html

Bill Lewis
29th May 2007, 13:29
'Tilapa' was my first trip as 2/eng and it was voyage two (Aug 63-Nov 63) for the ship. The Chief was Percy Longville, Captain Cruickshank, C/Steward Peter Wood, C/Frig Bob Banks. I was having a beer in Bobs cabin, when alongside in Helsinki and we heard on the radio that John F Kennedy had been shot!! Doesn't everybody remember where they were when JFK was shot? Can't remember details of Voyage one other than Ted Jarvis was 2/Eng.

Bosun bill
23rd November 2008, 21:22
I sailed on the maiden voyage from Germary in 1961 July/nov was Bosun just ddone one trip left to go back to Bernerhaven to take the new SS Turrialba on her maiden voyage
Bosun bill

R815614
29th November 2008, 17:00
sailed on tilapa august 68 till feb 69 Nicholson was skipper cannot rmember who else was their I was an asst/stwd. R815614 eddie

Anchorman
29th November 2008, 19:50
sailed on tilapa august 68 till feb 69 Nicholson was skipper cannot rmember who else was their I was an asst/stwd. R815614 eddie

And a good trip it was Eddie. Joined in Genoa and left in Genoa.
Regards
Neil

Basil
4th October 2009, 14:54
alongside in Helsinki and we heard on the radio that John F Kennedy had been shot!!Hi, Bill,
I was first trip 4/E on that one.
Was that the one which loaded in Guayaquil, Ecuador or was it the next one to Bremen which loaded in Guayaquil?
Just recently been e-mailing George Fairgrieve.

Basil
5th October 2009, 18:51
p.s. JFK went down on 22NOV1963. Just noticed that I paid off in Bremen on 26NOV1963 so we must have steamed around there after discharging in Helsinki which was a fairly nippy passage. About three days at 15kn plus entering and leaving port and either through the canal or around the top.

We usually discharged in Bremerhaven so I guess she went in to Bremen for some maintenance. I didn't break it - honest! :)