Esso - Does Anyone Remember Jack May?

Anthony May
16th May 2014, 04:17
My father, Jack May, was an engineer on a number of Esso tankers in the 1950s, including the Fawley, Oxford and Canterbury - he was appointed chief engineer on the Oxford a few days short of his 29th birthday, in 1954. He went on to manage a couple of fleets, including the Esso coastal fleet, in the UK. Some years ago he wrote his autobiography, which is a great read, but he is now 88 and while his sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye remain intact, his memory is not the best, and he can't fill in a few gaps which need filling in. I am editing the book, more for the family history than for any thoughts of publishing it, and I would appreciate hearing from anyone who worked with him, any stories you have to tell, what you remember of him, any photographs, any names, anything - he didn't include many names in the book at all, and the only names I know are two friends from the London office, Frank Soutar and Jack Bicknell (who rose to greater things, but who sadly passed away in Victoria, Australia two or three years ago). I would appreciate any help anyone can give. Cheers, Tony

16th May 2014, 07:38
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16th May 2014, 15:46

welcome to SN. Good luck with your research.


17th May 2014, 09:33
Greetings Tony and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

18th May 2014, 09:17
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