|Year of construction
|Year of renaming/broken up
|Service for Shell
1952 to 1968
|12/05/2013 - 12:31
|Robert Ian Fletcher
First trip eng app signed in Rotterdam, then to Palermo for dry dock. The engine room was the next place to hell, boilers leaked more soot and smoke than what went up the stack. Back of the boiler room was inches deep in soot. After one long shut down all eng apps went on strike and refused to go back down again until they had a decent rest.
|08/12/2013 - 12:15
|Albert Arthur Wild
Signed on the velletia tilbury 9Feb 1957 till 15 May 1957 birkenhead
w ent up the gulf came back round the cape the. canal. Was shut got. To. The
As. The first trip plagiola. Albert wild
|01/08/2011 - 17:31
Yes, I remember the canal being closed. My first trip on Velletia, Rotterdam to Mena diverted to Las Palmas to add fuel then 6 weeks round the Cape to Mena and 6 weeks back and didn't even have a toothbrush! An unforgettable experience to see Table Mountain from Capetown Bay as we put in to land an injured pumpman.
|12/21/2010 - 21:20
maiden voyage of veletia laying along side a aircraft carrier haveing just passed my ab ticket aberdan and back good ship nice to of sailed on her
|01/23/2009 - 17:04
|James George Parker
I was signed on the Velletia in Hamburg as an EDH in Hamberg. We had two weeks anchored off Cowes Isle of Wight with the Volvatella due to the world glut of oil.
|12/22/2008 - 20:46
This being my first trip as a seagoing engineer, I was not quite sure what to expect, but soon learnt that I had the right sense of humour when I was introduced to the term ERRDS, for those that do not know this is the acronym for 'engine room dobie draws'. Apparently the engineer that I relieved wore a pair for seventy eight cosecutive days, they were eventually buried at sea with due ceremony. Anyone remember this from 1966?