Hi I sailed on the Satellite 58 /59 doon the ice. A few years later I came across her in Trincomalee as the Orange leaf fleet tanker in navy grey but her lines were unmistakeable. I have some pictures but they are all from on board and could be any ship Regards JGNow that I have been kindly given info. on La Pampa, any chance of same for the above ? Piccies or directions to same would be much appreciated.
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Hi I sailed on the Satellite for three trips twice down the ice one to Japan .do have some pics of her ,last saw her in Porsmouth as the Orange Leaf in battleship grey with goalpost derricksNice one Bruce,that's her --Southern Satellite to go next !
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BRITISH PROGRESS (2nd of name in fleet) (1948 - 1963)Whoops! The " British Progress " I'm looking for would sit on the Messroom table of Supertanker on that website Bruce ! Many thanks but the one I'm looking for is circa 1950's.
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Daveboo I was a passenger, with my mother, grandmother and brother on that very voyage, from Aba Dan to Australia. I had my 6th birthday on 5th March 1949, so the ship must have left Aba Dan late February. We knew it was the maiden voyage although how we got onto it is something I must ask my (still alive) mother. The 3rd mate was called Stan who was quite keen on my mother. He gave me several things, including a wooden model of the British Progress, which he had carved. He also made a model for my brother, the British Victory I think. Also remember the chef making me a special birthday cake. If your dad is still alive, ask him if he remembers the passengers on that leg. We were the only ones.my father was on the British Progress maiden voyage as second trip apprentice.They sailed on hogmany 1948.Ports called at Aba Dan,melbourneback to Aba Dan then to Hamburg.paid off in Falmouth.Captain Quinn was the master
Fred, a photo of the 'Southern Satellite' appears hard to come by.
There's a photo of her as the RFA 'Orangeleaf' with some details at the following site:
Hi Bruce, I did three consecutive trips on the Satillite as a galley boy,from 20.11.56 to 9.4.58,ist down to South Georgia then Italy then back down to South Georgia. got a big pic of her at Las Palmas bunkering to go south,some small pics of her in Leith Harbour and also a good line drawing/painting of her