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Search: Posts Made By: Dave Hone
Forum: Shell 1st May 2013, 11:39
Replies: 69
Views: 30,740
Posted By Dave Hone
Was in the Helcion, Helisoma, Haminea, Hyria &...

Was in the Helcion, Helisoma, Haminea, Hyria & Hadra in the '60's. Average trip was about 7 - 9 months. Good days, we saw a lot of the world and it always seemed safe to go ashore anywhere (apart...
Forum: Shell 25th October 2012, 12:39
Replies: 111
Views: 49,050
Posted By Dave Hone
I was pantry boy on the Helcion on that...

I was pantry boy on the Helcion on that particular trip and I remember it well; We'd loaded at St. Nicolas, Aruba just prior to the breakdown, unusual for a Shell boat, and were towed into Curacao...
Forum: Shell 9th October 2011, 17:12
Replies: 46
Views: 14,700
Posted By Dave Hone
On quite a few Shell tankers in the 60's ...

On quite a few Shell tankers in the 60's
Helcion 62/63.
Helisoma 63/64
San Fabian 1964
San Conrado 64/65
Alinda 1965
Haminea 1966
Dorcasia 1967
Hyria 67/68
Hadra 68/69
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th March 2006, 09:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dave Hone
When I was at Gravesend Sea School (1962) I'm...

When I was at Gravesend Sea School (1962) I'm pretty sure that the Birmingham lads were directed to Avonmouth pool. I was from Doncaster so went to Goole and the Nottingham boys were allocated to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th February 2006, 09:55
Replies: 257
Views: 23,418
Posted By Dave Hone
Singapore, Santos & Nagoya.

Singapore, Santos & Nagoya.
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2006, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,638
Posted By Dave Hone
As stated previously you can find pic on...

As stated previously you can find pic on helderline site. I was in the Hyria from 12 Sept 1967 until 9 March 1968. We joined in Singapore, taking over from a Chinese crew, and paid off in drydock at...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 2nd February 2006, 16:36
Replies: 55
Views: 16,579
Posted By Dave Hone
Stayed there a few times in the 60's. One of the...

Stayed there a few times in the 60's. One of the few juke boxes in Singapore, all the rest of the bars had dodgy Filipino bands. A great jumping off point for the Anson Road and all points to...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st November 2005, 16:01
Replies: 55
Views: 5,683
Posted By Dave Hone
Hains Registry

You're probably right. After P & O took them over in 1919 I should think. But then I never was in one of their ships.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 18th November 2005, 23:21
Replies: 55
Views: 5,683
Posted By Dave Hone
Dave's right, Hain's were St. Ives registered,...

Dave's right, Hain's were St. Ives registered, Reardon Smith had Bideford on the stern and Hogarths had Ardrossan on theirs, even though they had become a Glasgow company. I guess they had outgrown...
Forum: Say Hello 18th November 2005, 23:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dave Hone
Hi treeve, I live near Penzance at Paul above...

Hi treeve, I live near Penzance at Paul above Mousehole and have an interest in local shipping. Apart from Hain the other shipowner to spring from these parts is Chellew, originally at Truro, moving...
Forum: Coasters 18th November 2005, 22:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dave Hone
To Bruce, quick PS to the comment I posted before...

To Bruce, quick PS to the comment I posted before I downloaded the pic. Quality's great, comes up a treat on my PC anyway. thanks for that.
Forum: Coasters 18th November 2005, 22:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dave Hone
"darlington"

Thanks Bruce, your prompt reply is appreciated. "Never mind the quality, feel the width". Ah well.
Forum: Coasters 18th November 2005, 17:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dave Hone
Talking Associated Humber Lines "Darlington"

Anyone out there got a picture of Associated Humber Lines "Darlington"? I think she was built at Lamont's yard in Port Glasgow around 1959. She was an all aft short sea trader of about 950 grt....
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 18th November 2005, 17:21
Replies: 113
Views: 39,605
Posted By Dave Hone
Regarding Prescot St. pool I'm pretty sure the...

Regarding Prescot St. pool I'm pretty sure the pub next door was the "Empress of Prussia" and the "Brown Bear" was down the road in Leman Street as was "The Black Horse" towards Aldgate. The Red...
Forum: Say Hello 16th September 2005, 11:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Dave Hone
I was with Shell in the 60's. Helcion, Helisoma,...

I was with Shell in the 60's. Helcion, Helisoma, San Fabian, San Conrado, Haminea, Alinda, Hadra, Hyria, Dorcasia, Humilaria. Dave Hone
Forum: Shell 8th September 2005, 16:50
Replies: 165
Views: 81,782
Posted By Dave Hone
More Shell Lists

I wasn't going to but how could I resist.
"Helcion" Sept. 1962 (Tilbury) - May 1963 (Cardiff)
"Helisoma" June 1963 Tilbury) - Jan. 1964 (Immingham)
"San Fabian" Feb. 1964 (Ellesmere Port) -...
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2005, 17:00
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Dave Hone
Thumbs up Another Hello

Hi everyone out there. I was a Merchant Seaman from 1962 to 1970 out of Gravesend Sea School as a know it all 15 year old (did I learn quick!). First ship "Rowallon Castle" running from the...
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