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Tim Gibbs 10th December 2018 12:58

Disasters
 
Someone here has commented that at one time Ellermans were probably one of the biggest shipping companies in the world. I sure that could be true, but of course with such a large fleet went a large number of "incidents" In my relatively short time(1960-78) I can recall;

-New crankshaft for C/o Winnipeg due to design defect
-New crankshaft for C/o Colombo due to fractured crankwebs
-C/o Canberra with an engine room full of water in Rio
-C/o Colombo bearings machined due to microbial attack
-C/o Singapore aground in Lobito
- New bedplates for the "Hustlers"
-Dilkara's engines badly damaged by Bass Strait fuel oil
-Dilkara's E R fire in San Francisco
-Dilkara hitting the bridge in Tacoma
- Salerno getting intimate with a drydock gate in Gothenburg
- Mediterranian CP propeller failure in Haifa
-C/o Colombo propeller & fore peak damage in Canada
-C/o Cape Town, flame ring and camshaft failure
-C/o Port Elizabeth(?) bottom piston skirt detachment
-C/o Hereford interned in Karachi during the Indo-Pakistan war.

There are probably more others can supply but my memory is dimming at the moment !

saudisid 10th December 2018 14:13

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Originally Posted by Tim Gibbs (Post 2957915)
Someone here has commented that at one time Ellermans were probably one of the biggest shipping companies in the world. I sure that could be true, but of course with such a large fleet went a large number of "incidents" In my relatively short time(1960-78) I can recall;

-New crankshaft for C/o Winnipeg due to design defect
-New crankshaft for C/o Colombo due to fractured crankwebs
-C/o Canberra with an engine room full of water in Rio
-C/o Colombo bearings machined due to microbial attack
-C/o Singapore aground in Lobito
- New bedplates for the "Hustlers"
-Dilkara's engines badly damaged by Bass Strait fuel oil
-Dilkara's E R fire in San Francisco
-Dilkara hitting the bridge in Tacoma
- Salerno getting intimate with a drydock gate in Gothenburg
- Mediterranian CP propeller failure in Haifa
-C/o Colombo propeller & fore peak damage in Canada
-C/o Cape Town, flame ring and camshaft failure
-C/o Port Elizabeth(?) bottom piston skirt detachment
-C/o Hereford interned in Karachi during the Indo-Pakistan war.

There are probably more others can supply but my memory is dimming at the moment !

Tim
You could add City of Ripon towed back to Aden by Liverpool in 65 after the Doxford packed up.
Same ship in 66 mined leaving Penang April.
I was Cadet in her each time.

I am certain that it was the Colombo that was stuck in Karachi in 71. Our Second Stwd Pete Smith in the Ottawa [ ex Glasgow ] had his brother John stuck there.
Alan

Tim Gibbs 10th December 2018 14:35

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Originally Posted by saudisid (Post 2957927)
Tim
You could add City of Ripon towed back to Aden by Liverpool in 65 after the Doxford packed up.
Same ship in 66 mined leaving Penang April.
I was Cadet in her each time.

I am certain that it was the Colombo that was stuck in Karachi in 71. Our Second Stwd Pete Smith in the Ottawa [ ex Glasgow ] had his brother John stuck there.
Alan

So, Alan it was you who jinxed the 'Ripon !I thought you were wrong about the 'Colombo as I was convinced that was my first C/E job. But then I looked in my Discharge Book........... so you were very probably right !
Tim G


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