Hello everyone

23rd August 2013, 21:14
I stumbled on to this site in search of pictures of ships from years gone by 1965 - 1974. I actually found pictures of 3 ships I was on during the Vietnam war. Spent 1967 - 1969 in and out of Vietnam and around south east asia, the most memorable time of my seagoing days (of course I was young and crazy back then). I will be checking out the forums to see if I may come across some old friends from those days.

Thanks for a great site

23rd August 2013, 21:24
On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Swede.

23rd August 2013, 23:25
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

24th August 2013, 09:38
Greetings Swede and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Frank P
24th August 2013, 11:04
Welcome onboard Swede, enjoy the site.

I also sailed in and out of Vietnam (1969 - 1970) on the Danish gas tanker Mary Else Tholstrup, maybe you saw her.

Cheers Frank

25th August 2013, 23:14
Hi Frank
I recall seing a small Danish gas tanker in Vung Tao, Vietnam, yellow colour I think. Never saw the name, but thought it was unusual with a Danish ship in that place at that time.

26th August 2013, 06:49
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Frank P
26th August 2013, 10:05
Hello Swede, it was probably her, she was Orange colour, while I was onboard (8 months) we visited Nah Be (Saigon) , Qui Nhon and Nha Trang.
I was ashore in Bangkok for 6 months in 1969 and I met a couple of Swedes that sailed on Maersk ships. There is a photo of the Mary Else Tholstrup below.


Cheers Frank

26th August 2013, 11:09
Hello Swede
Did Vietnam on two ships, SS Hemisinus in 1972-73 and SS Hyria in 1975. Interesting times