Roy Kennedy

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02/07/2014 - 20:14 Wonderful reading of all the different memories. My father served his apprenticeship with Anglo Saxon Petroleum, later serving with Eagle Oil, where he was very happy. My uncle and great uncle also served in Shell Tankers, and I applied for an apprenticeship but failed the medical. Keep this site alive, it is essential that students of maritime and social history are aware of what life at sea was really like.

Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1938 to 1941 CARDIUM (2) apprentice my father was an apprentice.
1944 EMPIRE TRAVELLER 2nd officer my father was 2nd officer.

Anecdotes

Tanker Anecdote Post date Action
CARDIUM (2)

My father Kenneth N. Kennedy joined the Cardium as an apprentice in 1938 near Rotterdam.

09/07/2013 - 16:56
EMPIRE NORSEMAN

My father Kenneth N. Kennedy sailed as 3rd mate and was a survivor of her sinking on 23rd Feb. 1943.

11/02/2013 - 20:14
EMPIRE TRAVELLER

My father Kenneth N. Kennedy served in the Traveller carrying supplies for the invasion of France, and was the first allied ship to dock in Cherbourg to discharge.

09/07/2013 - 17:11
HORN SHELL (2)

My Dad Ken Kennedy sailed as an apprentice deck officer in around 1939 to 1940.

02/12/2014 - 20:20
SAN CIPRIANO

Update to my previous anecdote. I now have in my possession my father's discharge book. He joined San Cipriano on 27th May 1943, and signed off on 15th July 1943.

02/07/2014 - 20:04
SAN CIPRIANO

My dad, Ken Kennedy was 3rd mate on the Cipriano when she was bombed. He stood by her when she was repaired on the Tyne.

10/13/2013 - 12:35
SAN ROBERTO

My Dad Ken Kennedy joined San Roberto in Grangemoutn on 4th Sept 1943, and signed off on 3rd Jan 1944.

02/07/2014 - 20:29
SAN VERONICO

Ken Kennedy, (my Dad) joined San Veronico in North Shields on 4th Dec 1944. He sailed as 2nd Mate, and was discharged in New York on 10th Feb 1945 due to ill health.

04/13/2014 - 11:00
SIMNEA

An uncle, Frank Kennedy sailed in Simnia, I believe as an apprentice, but left her after only one voyage.

03/17/2014 - 23:18