hi bondy was on the esso Austria in 65 and esso Bristol in 61 i think the Bristol was what they called 36 class they also had 26 class sorry cant help with others all the best chasHDoes Any One Know What Happened To Any Of These Tankers I Sailed On. Esso Demita,esso Cambra,esso Cardiff,esso Scotia,esso Clyde,esso Humber. (eek)
Hi Elisabeth, I was with Colin on the Scotia when he made the rescue. I have some information about it but only from memory, nothing official. I never met him again after that trip.I am looking for help regarding Mr.Colin James Anderson from Cardiff.
In 1979 he sailed the Esso Scotia,...and was awarded same year with Lloyds bronze medal for heroic saving a shipwrecked sailor in the Arabic Sea. ( Indian Sea? )
Did anyone of you sail with Mr. Anderson ?
He also came to Malaysia sometime betw. 1974-1981,..don't know if that was with Esso Scotia or another tanker.
What ports did Esso Tankers at that time arrive on in Malaysia ?
Grateful if someone can help me solve these questions.
Hi Dave,Hi there I am Capt Beldon's son. Interested in any stories from those who served with him? I was 10 when in Sept 73 when he had to take sick leave from the Lincoln, alas never to return, dying in Nov. of that year.
I remember being taken aboard the Lincoln in Bantry Bay possibly 66/67 with mumps and a local doctor having to be called. We lived in the North of Ireland at the time and had driven down to Cork as she was discharging. Someone put me on a bike and cycled me down the length of the deck, carrying me up to the Capt's cabin.
Lincoln had a bad fire 71/72 ? in the Channel loaded with naptha...Some disturbed seaman in the linen locker with drink and cigarettes. HMS Leander stood off as she burned...touch and go for a few hours. Anyone on board remember that?
Anyway grateful for any stories as I am writing up his years in 39-46 in the Atlantic.
Hi Mike,Hi Alex,
How you doing, was it 1970 when we drydocked the 'Warwickshire' in Bremerhaven - Happy days indeed.
Hi Steve'Hi Mike,
My father, Des Templeman, was on the Warwickshire, probably as mate during the dry docking in Bremerhaven.
I remember it because I got to stay in a hotel there with my mother & sister for the duration of the docking.
Thanks Mike for replying so promptly Mike,Hi Steve'
Yes I remember Des very well, he'd been mate prior to the drydocking, and he went up to Master for the period of the docking and for the trip afterwards. Des was a hard taskmaster but a very fair man and I had the highest respect for him, please give him my regards if he is stll with us.
Hello again Dave,Hi Dave,
My father, Des Templeman, was the mate on the Lincoln at the time of the fire and fought it using a smoke hood along with others using bottled breathing apparatus.
Dad finished his career as Master on the Warwickshire and sadly passed away last year.
I was 2/m & 1/m on all those ships. Enjoyed going through the Downs and some of the other close to coast runs. Bumping over the bar entering Caernavon. Channel Islands, Scapa Flow, Islay and many more interesting places never seen by the deep sea guys...probably ran into each other in the past, Jeff. Was 2/O on the Woolston, Hythe, Penzance & Inverness mid-70s. Cut my coastal teeth on these little guys and was an eyeopener for a deep-sea man! There used to be some corner-cutting and I always remember one fine afternoon running down inside the Goodwins through the Gull Stream on a ebb-tide, going like the clappers. The Old Man was snoring below, and when I had Deal abaft the beam I had the most sudden urge for a crap. Being alone on the Bridge, I looked desperately around for an apparent, non-existant rosie as I had spied some fellow creeping round the South Foreland on my starboard bow, also cutting it fine. So with about 3 minutes to spare I dashed down two flights to the Officers' bog on the starboard side and with my head hanging out backwards of a convenient porthole I was (sweatingly) able to keep tabs on the situation ahead, 'enjoy' the surf crashing on to Kingsdown beach abeam and, albeit in a Limbo Dance position, still maintain good aim below! Nipping back up top I was 'relieved' to find the other coaster already on the port bow and a tricky course change towards a lee shore was avoidable.
The Steward gave me a odd look when I asked for a rosie with bin-liner. (*))