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Chris Hartley
11th September 2012, 03:55 PM
Was just going through some old photographs - some crew changes and storing off Capetown on the "Castleton'.


Derek Brooks
11th September 2012, 09:43 PM
Hello Chris, when were you with Gatx? I was with them from 74 to 77 as a mechanic. Good food and crew but hard work keeping them running. There does not appear to be many ex Gatx men/women on this site. Hopefully we may attract a few more in te future.
Derek Brooks

Spike Stokes
19th January 2013, 09:11 PM
1986 to 1982.with rolly sartin,sadly passed away in 1986 sailed.,tommy dobson,ross ramsey,capt Rees,good ships.god crew and some very good times,Davy Davis,john Davis cook,George higgins,any many more,i finished at sea 1982,came ashore as heavy plant driver,all the best spike stokes.

Tony Geeves
21st January 2013, 07:45 AM
Was on the Eloiseid Dec. 80 to Jan. 81. only five weeks but enough. Regards, Tony Geeves.

21st January 2013, 08:54 AM
Launched as SILVEREID (ON 337862) tanker 1,596 grt 2,510 dwt completed 7/1969 by Hall Russell,Aberdeen as Yard No. 943 for William Brandts (Leasing) Ltd. London
75- Renamed ELOISEID
81- Owners listed as Gatx-Oswego (UK) Ltd ,London
[Disposal Data:
scuttled 300nm S Houston 3.6.83 (unable to be scrapped because of carrying toxic cargoes)]

Ivan Cloherty
21st January 2013, 09:23 AM
Launched as SILVEREID (ON 337862) tanker 1,596 grt 2,510 dwt completed 7/1969 (unable to be scrapped because of carrying toxic cargoes)

Hmmmm, well that's alright then! but then again we didn't know then what we know now and to think of the millions of 5 gallon nearly empty drums of paint and oils we have dumped in Davey Jones Locker in the past from the thousands of ships plying our oceans over hundreds of years. The sea seemed to have a remarkable ability to cleanse itself.

Christopher Hartley
16th February 2015, 03:08 PM
Just found this photo, must be about 1975, the 'Castleton" of GATX Oswego17366

John Bancroft
13th December 2016, 04:40 PM
I was with them during those years too :-)

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John Davies my old mate when i was 2nd cook with him :-)