|Year of construction
|Year of renaming/broken up
|Service for Shell
1954 to 1975
|10/22/2020 - 06:23
I joined , Paulo Bukum,Singers early 1975 .She was loading Avtur for Vietnam but that was cancelled due to events in Vietnam. Think it was same time we ended up taking that load to Kobe, Japan.
|11/15/2017 - 19:39
I joined the Hyria in Stanlow. It was my first trip. I did nine months. Then went on the Zaphon.
|11/15/2017 - 19:37
I joined the Zaphon in wallsend on Tyne. On maiden voyage. Galley boy. Head cook John Roberts. I worked with him again at Clatterbridge hospital. Second cook was Billy Weir, no relation.
|01/26/2017 - 17:24
Joined the Hyria in September 1967 as assistant steward with a full crowd in Singapore when we took over from a Chinese crew. We'd flown in at about 5.00pm and immediately joined the ship and the we sailed for Hong Kong about a hour later. Felt sorry for the watch keepers, jet-lagged and working...not nice. All we did for 6 months was Singapore - Saigon - Singapore - Hong Kong, double money on the Saigon leg. She was a very happy ship when I was in her, good crowd and a lot of fun ashore. We were alongside at Nha Be on the night of the Tet offensive...bangs and flashes everywhere but, with the innocence of youth, a lot of the crowd werer sat on the poop deck, swilling Tiger beer and watching the action. We came off the berth next day and spent a few days anchored in the river until the convoys started again. We were at Nha Be on Christmas Day so we actually celebrated Christmas on the 27th. on the trip back to Singapore. Paid off in Yokohama drydock, spent a night in Tokyo (What a night!) and flew home with SAS via Anchorage and over the North Pole to Copenhagen and then changed for Heathrow. Happy Days & fond memories.
|06/02/2015 - 23:20
Was on board when she was mined in Saigon Quite scary at the time but sailed back to Singapore and put up in hotel (station hotel) while in dry dock for repairs
|07/24/2013 - 21:15
back in 72 73 watched a shell tanker on paula bukom island loose control and went alongside cutting hoses off another shell tanker that was about to load for nga bay that was the only scary moment i had doing the mekong run
|02/26/2013 - 22:56
loved this ship had a great year on her was on board when a ship tied up behind us went up in flames in sigon a great happy ship [ mainly due to all the weed smoked on her ]
|05/13/2011 - 05:59
She was my first ship as an ex Anglo Saxon engineer apprentice
|03/05/2011 - 16:10
Joined at Keppel drydock,Singapore 7.2.1972.Had great adventures running between Hong Kong,Saigon and Singapore.Extra pay for trips to Saigon.Left from Singapore 6.6.1972.
|01/05/2009 - 21:27
Joined Hyria or as she was known in those days the "Saigon Flyer" with my wife in September 1974 was just settling in when was taken off with an emergency appendectomy in Singapore end of October 1974.