Allan Wareing

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01/12/2009 - 01:13 Bob, I sent you an e-mail to your old address but no joy. could you e-mail me at this address Allan.
01/03/2009 - 11:43 Hi, Colin and David, just seen your postings of 5/12/08. I sailed as 2nd Mate with " nervous" Neeves on Neothauma in 1952/53 - one of natures gentlemn as I recall although a tad cautious. Guess who was the Mate -none other than "Peddler" Palmer, a great practical joker who could;nt resist taking the piss out of the old man from time to time. I remember once he got some 5amp fuse wire and rigged up what looked like stays from the adjusting screws on both the mirrors down to the frame of his sextant. Of course they were'nt doing anything and did'nt interfere with taking sights. However he made a point of leaving his sextant on the chart-room table and after a couple of days the Captain couldnt resist the temptation to ask him what was wrong with the sextant. With a dead straight face " Peddler' Replied " Oh, its not been the same since my young Nephew dropped it" I dont think he ever trusted Peddlers stars after that. Incidentally I was in touch with the said nephew a while back , he eventually joined Shell as an Engineer but I never mentioned this episode. I'm sure Peddler wouldnt have let him within 10 feet of his sextant. Cheers, Allan
06/11/2006 - 07:27 In about 1956 when I was sailing out of Singapore with Shell one of their very small vessels running between Singapore and Borneo went missing without trace. Anybody out there remember her name and what really happened to her ? Allan W.
04/03/2006 - 13:17 Just stumbled on this site and was saddened to hear of Capt.Palmer's death. Had the pleasure of sailing with him ( in Neothauma I think) and he was indeed a hard act to follow. Allan Wareing. ex Naticina (1950) Diloma,Neothauma,Spondilus,Lotorium,Goldmouth,Bela and Tomogerus(1957)


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1939 to 1940 SAN UBALDO able seaman
1950 to 1951 NATICINA (1) 3rd mate
1952 to 1953 NEOTHAUMA 2nd mate
1952 DILOMA (1) 2nd mate
1953 SPONDILUS (3) 2nd mate
1954 to 1955 LOTORIUM (1) 2nd mate
1955 to 1957 BELA 1st mate
1955 GOLDMOUTH (2) 2nd mate
1957 TOMOGERUS 1st mate