|John Blair||4th engineer||1961 to 1964|
|Frank Humphries||galley boy||1964 to 1965|
|Mike Offord||2nd mate||1965 to 1966|
|Piet Kreyl||ordinary seaman||1966 to 1967|
|Peter Boyes||4th engineer||1967 to 1969|
|David Pringle||4th engineer||1968|
|Philp Bennett||3rd engineer||1968|
|Terry Hogan||able seaman||1968|
|Sam Bearda 1||3rd mate||1971|
|Trevor Palin||3rd mate||1972||NZ coast|
|12/08/2019 - 12:07||jamespc||
Does anyone know where I can get a decent photo of the Vicount to frame as a present for by father.
|01/12/2019 - 14:59||jamespc||
Hi my Step dad John Morgan from Newport speaks fondly of his time on her Joined at Cardiff docks was on her until the great storm when you all had to fly home.
|06/01/2015 - 00:58||Frank Humphries||
I joined the Athel Viscount in cardiff dry dock at the age of 16. So this was my first adventure, and what an adventure it turned out to be. We were getting our cargo mainly from Aruba and sailed the length of North America down to south America on numerous occasions. Rotterdam was another oil refinery were loaded up from. I see Mike joined her in dry dock in Durban, well that's where I left her. The ship got quite a bit of damage when we were sailing from cabana south America to Uruguay in some of the worst storms I ever witnessed, we flew home from Durham to Gatwick in an old Decoter that had seen better days. You never forget your first trip and I certainly haven't. And as they say God bless all who sailer on her. So Mike now you know why it was in Durban dry dock.
|08/24/2014 - 14:21||Phil Gibson||
Motor Ship engineer requesting steam eperience whoopy the A V foy you. 1966 Auk to Bluff then to Doutfall Sound to top up x Wanganela at tail race Manapouri Project
Sureal experience of a large vessel in a seaway compared with USSCo slow greens with bullbed hull frames moving hove too and slidding with just enough power for steerage
Bluff fuel discharge late in day had time to go ashore evening ,very still night sat on ajacent wharf area consuming crayfish, noticed petrol fumes issuing down sides of tanker, and hullow this was 5th Nov, well there were rockets and whatever in the air all around Bluff harbour I was on the 12 to 4 so I wasnt in a hurry
Into Doutfull sound such a large vessel was more of a highlite with waterfalls onto deck from great heights and turning basin a skillfull act befor discharge
|07/14/2014 - 10:23||Len Mazza||
Isaw the 'Viscount being launched at South Bank, was on the San Edmundo dry
|07/14/2014 - 10:11||Mike Offord||