|Also known as
|Year of construction
|Year of renaming/broken up
|Service for Shell
1918 to 1928
|12/26/2023 - 13:35
Hi Matt: compliments of the season, and I trust all's well with you.
Have just found your comment on Helderline.com regarding your uncle's service aboard ESTURIA and yes, I'd love a copy of your .pdf for some research I'm doing on the RAN.
If you're happy to proceed, can I ask you please to send it to email@example.com.
cheers / thanks / best wishes
|06/24/2021 - 05:04
My Uncle, Chief Engineer John Noel Le Neve Arnold, was awarded a Gold Watch and a Lloyd's Medal and Certificate for extinguishing a fire that broke out aboard the SS Esturia (1910) on October 5, 1925, near Marseilles, while cleaning the tanks after having just unloaded a cargo of benzine .
He had been aboard since WWI, when the ship was chartered for service by the Royal Australian Navy as an oiler and supply vessel (operating in Australian and Malayan waters).
I have prepared a PDF document that enrichens the history of this vessel but I know no way of making it directly available.
I would be happy to send it to any one who requests.