8th October 2004, 05:12
CHANGUINOLA was built in 1957 by Alexander Stephen for Fyffes as were many of their vessels and also registered in Glasgow.
This was taken in May 1975 and shows her as OMOA lying at Dalmuir for scrapping.

9th September 2005, 22:05
that was changuinola the 2nd changuinola the1st was built in bit before my time in 1912 scrapped in 1933 united fruit co.

16th September 2005, 21:34
any 1 knows a john vee liverpool was on the chirripoo chuscal chicanoa changuinola p s n c pototsi my 1st ship empress boats by the way if u want tankers look under super tankers lots of luck terry

Frank Brereton
26th September 2005, 19:00
Did my new "sparkes" 6 months on Changuinola 1960-61. T.P.Jones (Shropshire) Ch. R/O. Capt Cruickshank Skipper - (Judo trainer) What happened to apprentices -Davy and Francis I wonder?. Happy days !

29th September 2005, 23:34
frank was the bosun duffy because iwas all the four of them 1959 1963 not happy days oooo happy days like to here from you thanks tell

17th November 2005, 04:06
My first ship,sailed on my 16th b'day out of Garston Dec/10/58.
Tiko/Fernando Po/Dakar for bunkers/Oslo/ Göteborg & Southampton.
Severn voyages all told ,paying off Aug/26/59 at Avonmouth. (Fly)
The skipper a chap named Purvess.

18th November 2005, 00:01
28 day day trips hey i bet u was back

27th February 2006, 16:42
Is that Tiko in the middle?

28th February 2006, 02:40
Is that Tiko in the middle?
Yes Ian thats Tiko. (Thumb)
'Chanquinola' at the time [58/59] carried a Lamptrimer name of 'Snowy Thompson'[ Garston area i think ]
he was very good at making things out of canvas ,carry/alls,duffle/bags & the like all with fancy rope work,i used to have a knife & spike he made with turks heads & other fancy rope work on the handle,sheath was leather with wire stitching,some tea leaf :mad: pinched them when i was hospitalized when on one of Harrisons.

28th February 2006, 23:39
dave what pay was u on was u j . o ,s and was they 28 day trips

1st March 2006, 12:30
Them Harrison's has no class - diesel, see! (*))

keith ratcliffe
15th February 2010, 23:30
Served as junior R/O for two trips on the Changuinola, (1963) Garston to Tiko (Cameroons). Chief R/O T.P.Jones from Shropshire. A lovely ship with happy memories of number tens, good food, football matches in sweltering heat and the tiny port of Tiko up in the jungle.

30th August 2012, 16:39
Did my new "sparkes" 6 months on Changuinola 1960-61. T.P.Jones (Shropshire) Ch. R/O. Capt Cruickshank Skipper - (Judo trainer) What happened to apprentices -Davy and Francis I wonder?. Happy days !
Hi Frank I was 3rd Mate on the "Changuinola" March thru Sept 1961.
Remember T.P.Jones very well...real gentleman

14th September 2012, 11:58
"Changuinola" dry docking in Southampton, Summer 1961...spent a lot of time standing bye down there, remember playing cricket on the boat decks of the S boats and also for the Fyffes shore staff at their ground.

8th October 2012, 09:23
Found some old pictures, thumbnails really..been unable to find the negatives, hence poor quality. Maybe someone will recognise themselves, we had a bit of a bash as I was leaving to get married.
The other one is the mate and sparky at Tiko

11th October 2012, 11:12
Did anyone remember a Patrick Byrne? He was a stoker on board the Changuinola during November 16th 1962 through to December 12th 1962? Im trying to trace anyone that may have knew him as Im looking to piece together as much of his life as possible.

Kindest regards.