Dave Chissel

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Date Message
10/14/2009 - 19:02 where are all my shipmates? Joe Ennis, paddy sterne big ted the boxer etc etc t2 tagelus, bursa, drupa helicina, felipes
10/05/2009 - 20:17 joined shell as junior engr ( 5th ) in Nov 1954 Posted to Tagelus in Falmouth. Left as 2cd in 1960 from Felipes Trips were getting shorter when I left, about 6 months used to be anything up to 18 months, got my income tax back!!!! Tried unsuccessfully to contact former shipmates, would be interested in joining up any society where mates can be reunited


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1954 to 1955 TAGELUS (1) 5th engineer 1st trip
1955 to 1956 BURSA (1) 4th engineer
1956 to 1957 HELICINA 5th engineer
1956 to 1957 STANDELLA 5th engineer
1957 DRUPA (1) 3rd engineer
1958 to 1959 AMASTRA (2) 3rd engineer
1959 to 1960 FELIPES (2) 2nd engineer, 3rd engineer 3rd to 2nd engineer


Tanker Anecdote Post date Action

I joined her as 3rd engr 1n 1959 and en route via the suez canal the junior transferred too much oil into ready use diesel tank and overflowed on to deck and as senior on w

07/18/2012 - 17:15

this was my first experience of turbo electrics and I was a nervous wreck on my first watch but the 3rd engr, paddy Sterne, was really a great guy and quickly at ease.

07/18/2012 - 17:29