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Old 26th December 2006, 11:14
Joe Whelan Joe Whelan is offline  
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Looking for details of a Caltex tanker of approx. 600 g.t. stationed at Djoubiti during the period 1953/1954. She was used for bunkering during the construction of shore storage tanks. During my time in the Caltex Singapore we made a couple of voyages to Djoubiti.
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Old 4th June 2008, 21:14
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I do know that my grandad was on a tanker called Caltex Adelaide.

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Old 4th June 2008, 22:28
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Hello Joe. Link to Texaco site below. Has photos of Caltex tankers. Ken.

http://www.tota.co.uk/index.php?page=1

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Old 4th June 2008, 23:45
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Anyone Sail On The "Caltex Plymouth" Around 1966/67 ? We DryDocked
In malta Where I met The Love Of My Life !!! I Thought So, But It Never
Came To Pass.

Nice Pic Of The Plymouth. Happy Days

RO Vintage George Savage (Ex Marconi)
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Old 5th June 2008, 00:11
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Hello Joe,
By the sounds of your post you are looking for one of the Mini Tankers by Caltex,as that grt is very small.
Most of the Caltex Tankers were a lot larger than that!
However there were a few Mini Tankers and just to name one "Caltex Whitegate"
So ig you look at this site there are 1 or 2 that may be what you are after.
Hope this assists/
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Old 20th December 2008, 14:23
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hi,taking a chance!

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Hello

Anyone Sail On The "Caltex Plymouth" Around 1966/67 ? We DryDocked
In malta Where I met The Love Of My Life !!! I Thought So, But It Never
Came To Pass.

Nice Pic Of The Plymouth. Happy Days

RO Vintage George Savage (Ex Marconi)
did you ever find her,ive been looking for old b/f who was working for calex for years now since my hubby passed on,by any chance did you know him,his name is victor brown,he was from Belfast,
kind regards joan martin
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Old 22nd January 2010, 16:08
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Hello Joan

Forgive The Reply Taking So Long, I Missed Your Message Fool Am I
Sorry Joan, Victor Is In My Memory, ButThey Are Fading Fast. Sorry I Cant
Be More Helpful.

I Am Trying To Trace Don McKaskell 2/Mate Did You Ever Hear His Name
Mentioned?

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Old 11th March 2010, 19:30
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Anyone out there who sailed on Caltex Edinburgh on maiden voyage out of Scotts' of Greenock. I served quite a few months of my eng. apprenticeship on her when fitting out at Greenock.
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Old 15th June 2014, 15:18
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Anyone out there who sailed on Caltex Edinburgh on maiden voyage out of Scotts' of Greenock. I served quite a few months of my eng. apprenticeship on her when fitting out at Greenock.
hi sailed on Edinburgh on maiden voyage as engr. cadet . chief was Minchener, capt Curling
the engine room was the warmest of all the Caltex fleet.
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Old 15th June 2014, 15:33
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Looking for details of a Caltex tanker of approx. 600 g.t. stationed at Djoubiti during the period 1953/1954. She was used for bunkering during the construction of shore storage tanks. During my time in the Caltex Singapore we made a couple of voyages to Djoubiti.
I believe ship was Caltex Genouss [unsure of spelling]
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Old 15th June 2014, 21:12
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I 'stood by' Cx Edinburgh when she was fitting out at Scotts Yard and then sailed on her for the first 6 months as a Deck Apprentice. The other Deck App was Ken Appleton from Hull. In a diary from that long distant time I have that the two Eng Apps were named McKinnes and Clark.

I enjoyed the time at the shipyard and the accommodation on board once we sailed was very good but she was not a particularly happy ship, perhaps due to Capt Curling and C/O Rees. I much preferred the atmosphere aboard the older T2's.

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Old 16th June 2014, 15:24
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I believe ship was Caltex Genouss [unsure of spelling]
Hi Sheepknowe, At last someone who remembers the vessel. I am not sure of the spelling but we used to call her "Caltex Ginhouse". Have you any more details . Joe.
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Old 16th June 2014, 16:22
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Hi Sheepknowe, At last someone who remembers the vessel. I am not sure of the spelling but we used to call her "Caltex Ginhouse". Have you any more details . Joe.
originally ran between Aden and Djibouti and was possibly one of four motorsships built originally for Dutch flag.

CALTEX PAKANBARU , CEBU ,DELFT ,SCHEVENGEN
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Old 17th June 2014, 13:39
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originally ran between Aden and Djibouti and was possibly one of four motorsships built originally for Dutch flag.

CALTEX PAKANBARU , CEBU ,DELFT ,SCHEVENGEN
From my research she was not one of them. British officers and Chinese crew. Have you any other details. Joe
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Old 18th June 2014, 10:32
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From my research she was not one of them. British officers and Chinese crew. Have you any other details. Joe
sorry no other info .I did sail with a 3rd engineer called Spence who had served aboard the vessel on Djibouti/Aden run but that was in 1955 and I would think that he has passed away by now. He never spoke about ship just complained about general conditions.
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Old 20th June 2014, 14:59
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sorry no other info .I did sail with a 3rd engineer called Spence who had served aboard the vessel on Djibouti/Aden run but that was in 1955 and I would think that he has passed away by now. He never spoke about ship just complained about general conditions.
Thanks for the update. Will continue the search. Joe
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