|09/20/2017 - 11:41||James Avery||
i was an apprentice on this oldtub from april 1963 to December
|09/05/2014 - 20:17||Tony Lynham||
I have already sent an email to George and it has not been answered. I remember the Volsella's helmsman falling asleep whilst we were going south down the Suez Canal. We beached and Captain Dove (bless him) came running down the main deck flying bridge calling for 'all hands on deck.' We obliged of course because Captain Dove stormed into the galley where he galley boy dropped his potato peeler and joined the throng on deck. We were soon off the bank and on our way. We later that trip constructed a small swimming pool on the af'ter well deck which we were forbidden to use when the Captain's wife was swimming. Ahem!
|06/13/2013 - 18:26||J. Carruthers||
I had the pleasure of seeing the ship launched at CL shipyard Birkenhead ,if my memory serves me right it was the biggest tanker afloat on completion?
|10/30/2012 - 23:21||John Graham Sinderby||
My father served on this ship and made 2nd mate sometime in the earley 50s as he joined from nortical collage.i have found a photo of him with the crew and I will upload or email asap.sadley my father has just passed away 14 july 2012 and i wish i could of showed him this web site.( rip dad)
|07/15/2011 - 10:46||John Lennon||
hello to you i have just found the photo of the volsella brings back some memories when i was 2nd cook /baker on her 15 12 58 /19 3 59 joined her in north sheils dry dock by train from liverpool cold / dead ship was my first impression but got a bit warmer in a week or two great crew food better then some other ships i have sailed on , still it was a great life did about26 years at it with a break in between , good sailing to you all john
|08/03/2009 - 17:44||George W. Bell||
Served as Apprentice from June 52 to Sept 52 under Capt. Paddy ( I was prisoner on the Graff Spey) Dove