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Search: Posts Made By: Bill Lewis
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 25th January 2010, 00:27
Replies: 46
Views: 13,849
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi Tony, I have just recalled the actual date was...

Hi Tony, I have just recalled the actual date was July 9th 1965. Should you be interested I have photographs of the collision damage and progress work in the Brooklyn shipyard where the bow was...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 21st January 2010, 11:03
Replies: 46
Views: 13,849
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi Tony, I was Second Eng on the Tetela in the...

Hi Tony, I was Second Eng on the Tetela in the collision with Green Island, I think the date was July 6th 1965 give or take a day or two
Bill Lewis
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 4th November 2008, 04:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bill Lewis
It was a warm welcome and it was the first time...

It was a warm welcome and it was the first time that I had been called Mister for two years, I had just finished national service.
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 3rd November 2008, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi Colin, My first trip to sea as a Junior...

Hi Colin, My first trip to sea as a Junior Engineer was on the Chicanoa August 1959 your father was Chief Engineer, he gave me a warm welcome and I remember having a drink with him and one or two...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 30th July 2008, 02:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bill Lewis
You are correct it was the SS Telde. I think...

You are correct it was the SS Telde. I think also that Scotseng and Ruud maybe thinking about the SS Telde too. I don't recall ever meeting a Bancroft.
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 23rd July 2008, 03:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bill Lewis
Telde

My first T boat too, you joined it as I payed off in Feb 62. I joined it in Aug 1961 as 3rd/eng. Frank Meredith was Chief/Eng, Gus ???? was 2nd/Eng, Peter Woods was Chief/Steward and Skipper was...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 23rd July 2008, 02:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By Bill Lewis
I too remember Kevin Kilduff as a good shipmate...

I too remember Kevin Kilduff as a good shipmate with a great sense of humour. He was 3/Eng and I was 2nd on Tilapa Sep 1964/ Mar 1965. Chief/Eng was John Gay Chief/ Frig, Johnny O'Mara and Skipper...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 21st December 2007, 20:50
Replies: 64
Views: 31,374
Posted By Bill Lewis
I too sailed with Captain Whitehouse for one trip...

I too sailed with Captain Whitehouse for one trip (of my four) on the Sinaloa August/September 1960. It was my first trip as 4th Engineer; a quick trip to Jamaica and back to Southampton.
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 29th May 2007, 14:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,860
Posted By Bill Lewis
'Tilapa' was my first trip as 2/eng and it was...

'Tilapa' was my first trip as 2/eng and it was voyage two (Aug 63-Nov 63) for the ship. The Chief was Percy Longville, Captain Cruickshank, C/Steward Peter Wood, C/Frig Bob Banks. I was having a...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 25th May 2007, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bill Lewis
Could the incident in late 1965? I recall that...

Could the incident in late 1965? I recall that after First officer Paul Skelton and I payed of the Tetela in Bremen (after collision repairs) in August 1965. I was assigned to the Changuinola and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th May 2007, 13:08
Replies: 221
Views: 59,467
Posted By Bill Lewis
Scottseng, I have placed you exactly, after...

Scottseng,
I have placed you exactly, after re-reading your first encounter with 'Snecky" I remember you relating (with a chuckle) your meeting with him to me so well now. I left the sea after that...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd April 2007, 05:56
Replies: 221
Views: 59,467
Posted By Bill Lewis
Changuinola

You are correct it was the Changuinola, my last trip. It proved to be a 'double header' we had a quick turn-around in Avonmouth, back to Jamaica and then payed off in London. Pat Inverarity was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th March 2007, 12:02
Replies: 221
Views: 59,467
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi: I am the 2/E Lewis who had feet scalded on...

Hi:
I am the 2/E Lewis who had feet scalded on the C boat it may have been the Changuinola but I think it was the Chuscal. The Scotsman who took over my 4 to 8 watch whilst I was layed up, had a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd March 2007, 10:49
Replies: 221
Views: 59,467
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi Jim,. this is indeed nostalgia, I knew or...

Hi Jim,. this is indeed nostalgia, I knew or sailed with many of the above. Knew frank Parsons because he interviewed me for job as Junior Engineer and later appointed me to first job as second...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 20th February 2007, 02:13
Replies: 46
Views: 13,849
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi Jim, you are correct Sam was Chief and I was...

Hi Jim, you are correct Sam was Chief and I was Second Engineer. Capt Hamilton was Skipper and my very good friend Paul Skelton was First Officer, Paul and I still write to each other once a year...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 19th February 2007, 01:12
Replies: 46
Views: 13,849
Posted By Bill Lewis
Hi, Chicanoa was my first ship as Junior Engineer...

Hi, Chicanoa was my first ship as Junior Engineer in August 1959 after that Sinaloa, Telde, Chuscal, Tilapa, Changuinola, Tetela (collision in N.Y.) More trips on Chicanoa, Chuscal and my final trip...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 18th February 2007, 21:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By Bill Lewis
I was in the engine room when this collision took...

I was in the engine room when this collision took place. Bill Lewis
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