Ships Nostalgia banner

1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
During 1961-1964 I worked for Vinke and Co as ship's agent (in Rotterdam this is called a "waterclerk") At the time they were Managers for Gulf Tankers.

This is one of their vessels. I remember having been on board for work but does anybody know more about this vessel and/or other vessels of same company?
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,718 Posts
Yes ,Nedgulf Tanker N.V. (manager Vinke & co). They had four tankers:
GULF ITALIAN and her sister GULF HANSA,30613 gt Deutsch verft 1962, then a more little sisters :GULF HOLLANDER and GULF SWEDE 26580gt built Uddevallavarvet.1962 .
Gp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for this info. Guess none of these vessels are still around, probably ended at the wreckers yard.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
880 Posts
Hi Jan
sailed on the 'Melika' in 1965, Gulf Oil with Watts Watts as managers do you have a photo ?. I joined her in the Botlek and went to Cadiz for drydock and then Mena al ahmadi to load for Antwerp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,718 Posts
A coincidence : i am born when MELIKA was built in 1954, 20551 g.t.,unfortunately i have not a pic of her.
Gp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Is there another name? I cannot find her in the Gulf Oil shipping register either.
I picked up following:
"off coast Oman 21 lives lost" whatever that means
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,959 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Also found more info on the Gulf Italian
built Deutsche Werft 1962. Sailed for NedGulf, managed by Vinke and Co and sold to Afran Transport in 1975, renamed JAVA SEA. 1978 sold for scap.
March 1978 arrived in Busan.

Also found info on the other 3 NedGulf Tankers in case somebody is interested.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
880 Posts
Thanks, there is a web site 'Salvage Operations in the Arabian Sea' showing the Melika after a collision with a French T2 tanker 'Ferdinand Gilerbert'and the assistance given by the Royal Navy.
I remember she was built at Haverton Hill on the R.Tees and at one time had the name Olympic Gulf. She appeared to be a a larger version of a T2 as I joined her after sailing on the 'Esso Glasgow' ex 'Wauhatchie. built in the States in 1944
I thnk she was one of 3 similar ships, 'Ragusa' and 'Rugitane' maybe not spelt right
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,718 Posts
MELIKA in beginning 60s.result under Afran Transport Co. Lib flag of Gulf Oil Corp.with other 15 tankers ,exactly RAGUSA -AHMADI-CABIMAS ecc.ecc...
Gp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
the ragusa had sister ship called ceuta. have been looking for photo of ragusa for a longtime, spentnine months on board in 1964, regards joe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
573 Posts
Ragusa

ragusa said:
the ragusa had sister ship called ceuta. have been looking for photo of ragusa for a longtime, spentnine months on board in 1964, regards joe
Hi joe I was also on Ragusa, in 1967, I have a photo could scan it if you wish. Trevor
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
573 Posts
Ragusa

Hi joe, sorry only just seen your reply, ill scan you a copy when i get a chance. I was on the Ragusa when they changed the flag to Liberia, flew us all home from Puerto Rico. In answer to your question I have been on 30 odd ships, I refer you to my profile. Regards Trevor
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Ray

I Sailed On The Gulf Scot In 64 .she Was The Best Feeder I Was Ever On Great Food & Plenty Of Overtime . She Is The Only One Of My Ex Ships I Don't Have A Foto Of . I Would Be Greatfull If Anyone Can Supply(==d)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Hi,

I sailed on the Gulf Finn on her maiden voyage in 1963 under Watts Watts as managers.

We left the Tyne where she was fitted out at Palmers Yard (Built haverton Hill, Teeside) and then on the usual run to Mena al ahmadi for discharge at Rotterdam,
There is a model of a sister ship Gulf Briton IIRC, at the South Sheilds College (Was the Marine & Tech in bygone days), sorry no pics.

I also sailed on the "Ahmadi", that ship has a veritable seamans chest of stories as it was prone to breaking down for all possible reasons. I joined her in April of 1964 at Marseiles where she had just undergone a refitt of some sort (probably the engine and prop shaft?). The old man was on tenterhooks all the way to Port Said and i think the Cheif Engineer slept in the engine room, everyone was listening to the ship th try and hear any nuance of distress. Still we made it to Port Said without any undue hasstle (as far as the Deck Dept were aware) and set off through the canal. On the way thriough (only about a mile on route, the radio cracked into life and the canal authority were calling us, except they used the Egyptian pronounciation of 'ach-madi' rather than the english version of 'amardi'. The pilot acted as though he had been shot or hit by lightening, started demanding of the Captain about the state of the ship, were the engines ok, did the steering work, etc etc It took the old man a good three minutes to stop the pilot gibbering and, despite umpteen assurance from the Captain that all was well, you could see the distrust in the pilots eyes, boy, was he glad to get off at Suez. The Old man should have got an Oscar for that performance.

J.
 

·
STORES
Joined
·
940 Posts
Hi Jan
sailed on the 'Melika' in 1965, Gulf Oil with Watts Watts as managers do you have a photo ?. I joined her in the Botlek and went to Cadiz for drydock and then Mena al ahmadi to load for Antwerp
hi i have photo of melika, can email it or send u copy 8x10' stores
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Top