John A. Caughey

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01/06/2014 - 15:55 A Harpa maiden voyager. Anyone from my time still out there?
01/06/2014 - 15:43 Stood by Harpa,first of the new 'H' Class Shell tankers built at Harland & Wolff's Belfast yard. Chief Engs. Mr Stephens & Mr Mayne. 2nd.Eng. Jeff Thalon (deceased). 3rd.Eng. J.Caughey. Relieved after a short time and sent as 2nd eng., to stand by Hemidonax building at Camell Laird. As the first of a new design Harpa had a lot of teething problems and had to return to Harlands after one week. She was later handed over to the Dutch Shell Group.


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1949 to 1951 TRIGONOSEMUS 5th engineer
1951 TRIBULUS (1) 4th engineer
1951 to 1952 CAPRINUS extra 4th engineer
1952 THALLEPUS 4th engineer, 3rd engineer
1953 to 1954 HEMIDONAX (1) 2nd engineer
1953 HARPA (2) 3rd engineer
1953 to 1954 HEMIDONAX (2) extra 2nd engineer stand-by eng. building. .
1954 to 1955 HEMIFUSUS 2nd engineer