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1937 to 1955
|Frederick John ...||able seaman||1941|
|William Haggart||chief engineer||1941||1st trip|
|Charles Kingdon||Royal Navy dems rating (gunner)||1941 to 1942|
|James Horden Wright||chief steward||1943|
|Joseph Desmond ...||able seaman||1947 to 1948|
|Des Comway||able seaman||1949|
|Ronald Squire||junior engineer||1949 to 1951|
|Robin Scriven Martin||assistant steward||1949||assistant steward/messroom steward|
|Geoffrey Nicks||deck boy||1951||first trip 1951|
|Thomas Japheth||junior engineer||1953|
|Desmond Doyle||chief officer||1954 to 1955|
|Nicky Hillis||able seaman||1954 to 1955|
|Tom Grieves||2nd mate||1955 to 1956|
|Bob Palfreman||assistant steward||1955|
|06/15/2023 - 16:59||Nicky Hillis||
I have many photos from the San Cirilo 1954 / 55 that my father and his crew mates took including the day of the boiler explosion .
|01/30/2018 - 02:36||M West||
I believe my uncle,William West, was tragically lost on the San Cirilo (my late father's twin brother). I would like to know if anyone knows of him.
|12/31/2016 - 09:33||Desmond Doyle||
21/3/42 - Heavily damaged by a Japanese submarine torpedo attack south of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). She managed to reach port and was repaired. 1955 Sold to the Price Soc. per Asioni di Nav, Italy. Renamed Sportivo, 1957 converted to a bulk carrier.
|09/21/2015 - 15:29||Nicky Hillis||
My dad William Robert Hillis [ Robin ] served on the San Cirilo and was on the trip when the boiler explosion occurred , he spoke at length of the aftermath and clearing up the bodies and then stitching closed the body bags most of the poor souls had literally been boiled alive . He received an allowance from the company for quite some time afterwards for his endeavours after this incident .
|05/13/2009 - 17:21||Jim Rollinson||
I boarded San Cirilo along with two other engineers from TES Thalamus after the boiler explosion aboard Cirilo in the South Atlantic in April 1955. Only the Chief Engineer and two firemen had survived the explosion. We made the necessary repairs and sailed the ship into Trinidad. The Chief and I took a watch of 6hours and the 3rd engineer (who I think was Thomas Pursey from the North East) and the 5th from Thalamus did the other watch all over a period of three days.
|02/24/2009 - 10:30||Ken Gifford||
While in Shell tanker "Neocardia" in the mid 1950s we were informed of a boiler explosion on Eagle Oil tanker "San Cirilo". Does anyone know of this incident?