|IMO number|| |
|Call sign|| |
|Construction number|| |
|Length overall|| |
|Year of construction|| |
|Year of renaming/broken up|| |
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1939 to 1963
|John Ian Allan||engineer||1938 to 1940|
|George Geoffrey...||deckhand||1940||Stuka dive bombed. Missed by mile!|
|Robert Thomas Crane||apprentice officer||1940 to 1941|
|Peter Graham||radio officer||1945 to 1946||3rd radio officer|
|Reg Hanson||efficient deckhand||1946|
|Ronald Squire||2nd engineer||1954 to 1955|
|James Bays Perf||2nd engineer||1954 to 1956|
|Eric Evans||deck boy||1954 to 1955||1st trip|
|Bob Palfreman||assistant steward||1956|
|William Cameron||junior engineer||1957 to 1958|
|Michael George ...||3rd deck officer||1958 to 1959|
|Peter Hay-smith||2nd officer||1958 to 1959|
|Bill Lawton||catering boy/galley boy||1959|
|Phillip Walsh||deck apprentice||1959|
|John Cawley 2||catering boy/galley boy||1960 to 1961|
|John Downey||assistant steward||1961 to 1963|
|02/08/2022 - 17:30||Bokie||
Hi I signed on in Copenhagen in November on a really cold evening, the bloke at the Pool in London telling a one tripper. Almost a year later walked down the gangway in Tyne dock. But that ship and the crew made it one of the best trips ever .During that trip we travelled all over the and then some. First port of call Casablanca were we dropped off a young deckle with appendicitis next the old cook who had a bevie problem that was in Trinidad, we got new cook and went on to Havana then headed for Bermuda .There while in the pantry we herd this loud wooshing sound, rushing on deck to see a 20 foot fountain of pink fuel comming out of one of the tanks.I have never seen a second officer do some low flying ashore into the shore pumping shed , the fountain subsided and im here to tell the tail. Only 2nd and I and the shore gang know about this.
|11/12/2015 - 04:47||Brian Whalley||
My father, Norman Whalley, was an officer on this ship when it was torpedoed in May 1942. He told me no one slept on that ship for 3 days until they nursed the ship to Barbados. After temporary repairs the ship sailed to Mobile , Al for more thorough repairs. The crew stayed at the Battle House hotel in Mobile for several months while awaiting completion of the repairs to the ship. In September of 1942 my father met a beautiful young hostess at the hotel and they fell in love and got married on 01/02/43 and were happily married for over 58 years until he passed in 2001.
|05/18/2015 - 22:40||Michael George ...||
I joined and sailed on the San Eliseo for the same voyages as Peter-Hay Smith. This was my happiest year at sea as we sailed the tropics from West Indies to South America and West Africa for the whole time. As we were carrying light refined fuel oils we spent up to five day's in port at a time and five day's in Rio for a nineteen year old were memorable.
|01/13/2012 - 21:55||Peter Hay-smith||
Joined San Eliseo in drydock at South Shields 21.01.58 for 13 months 1 week under command of Capt. T.J. Magee. Summary of my 'sightbook' log shows we covered some 74,000 miles at an average speed of 10.56 knots, visiting 15 countries mainly in West Africa, West Indies and South America (east coast). Slow but a happy ship.
|11/27/2011 - 10:12||John Ian Allan||
My father served his apprenticship in Kincaids engine works building the engines for this ship and then sailed with her when she was completed.