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Old 7th March 2016, 16:31
sjchapman sjchapman is offline  
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Shell funnel emblem

Does anybody know of a cliff face ,somewhere in the world ,where the shell emblem was painted ?going back a few years around 1956/7 .
My father told me a story of him beinging sent ashore by the captain to touch up the painting ?
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Old 7th March 2016, 16:45
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Greetings sjchapman and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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Old 8th February 2018, 18:52
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Shell Funnel Emblem

Hi all
The only place I recall was the cliff at the head of the drydock in Kowloon. The hill had been blasted away to accommodate the dock, and the face was festooned with company flags and emblems from visiting ships. I was there in July 1959 in the Shell tanker Nicania.
Regards, David (Zig) Golding
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Old 22nd March 2019, 12:21
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Shell funnel "ornament" found on a beach in Angelsey (1967).
Carried away in a full gale in Irish sea. I was on the Harpula when it happened, no one notice for a while.
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Old 23rd March 2019, 21:11
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The cliff face above the port of Napier, NZ had a host of ships' names/emblems but I can't specifically recal one of Shells,
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Old 23rd March 2019, 23:14
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The isolated little port called Stenhouse Bay in Siuth Australia's Spencer Gulf has a nearby cliff face that is undercut to the degree that any would be artist would have difficulty touching the face. Never the less a Port line crowd had done it before I was there loading gypsum in 1960.
Other ships had left their mark on easier to reach faces but no shell sign, no tanker would ever have the beef to go there,.

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