San Adolfo

About

Completed 1935 as San Adolfo for Eagle Oil. 1957 scrapped Grays Essex

Information
IMO number
1164464
Call sign
GYKK
Construction number
235
Tonnage
7.365 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
134m
Year of construction
1935
Year of renaming/broken up
1957
Service for Shell
1935 to 1957
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Hughie Taggart mess room boy 1937 my father's first ship as mess room boy
Ian Campbell gr father was steward 1939 to 1940
James Horden Wright chief steward 1944
Richard Hughes able seaman 1945 ab (studying for mates ticket)
Clifford Forbes... 3rd officer 1946 to 1947 apprentice/3rd officer
Albert Redmond junior engineer 1950 my dad was junior engineer and can\'t remember when - he is 84 now!
Desmond Doyle 1st mate 1954
Arthur Stanley Wall junior ordinary seaman 1955
Ronald Squire 2nd engineer 1955

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
07/01/2017 - 15:30 Ian Campbell

Paternal Gr'father James Campbell MN served on her Dec. 1939 - Jun. 1940 to Abadan in the Gulf & back. They were bombed somewehre but I can't find out where. He described being in port & the captain's shoe-heels disappearing between the guardrails as he dove into the harbour & Jim thought "if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me."

Seems odd to me, as shockwave from bombs bursting would be worse underwater, & aboard a tanker you can fight a fire, in the water with leaking oil burning on it, you're helpless. Such are the memories of the old.

05/26/2010 - 00:48 Albert Redmond

My Dad served on the San Adolfo as a Junior Engineer, which was his first ship when he joined Eagle Oil in 1948, where he stayed until 1953, when he joined Tyne Tees Navigation as Chief Engineer. He was serving on the San Adolfo when he met my mother in Rotterdam in 1950 - they married in Rotterdam in St Margaret's Church in 1953, after which they moved to South Shields. If it wasn't for Eagle Oil, I wouldn't have been born! Mt Dad also served on the San Vito and the San Cipriano. My Dad remembers Norman Willis for South Shields and Mr Taylor from Sunderland. My Mother died 21st May 2010.