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sharron scott
11th September 2009, 04:24 PM
I am trying to find piictures of the following ships that my father sailed on whilst in the merchant navy from 1955-1961, his name is angus scott from edinburgh if anyone can help or if any one remembers him. This request is very important, anyone knowing him or have pictures could you please contact me on 07917810397
I am desperate to get any information please.


Sharron Scott:)

Ray McCerery
11th September 2009, 05:47 PM
Try ships Nostalgia Sharon, they should be able to point you in the right direction.



Grant Saunders
11th September 2009, 06:58 PM
Try this link


They have a large gallery also

Grant Saunders
11th September 2009, 07:08 PM

Southern Satellite


Southern Harvester






Hope this helps you will need to join ShipsNostalgia to view these pics !

sharron scott
14th September 2009, 07:41 PM
thank you very much for your kind reply will check it out , it means a lot , my dad is ill with cancer and im trying to bring back all his memories

sharron scott
14th September 2009, 09:08 PM
thanks guys got some not bad pics ..im sure this will make my dad smile,xx

Doc Vernon
14th September 2009, 09:26 PM
Just another bit of info on the Tana!

Built in England 1921, launched at Jarrow on March 24, completed Oct. 10. Wilhelmsen's first steam turbine ship.
5535 gt

sharron scott
16th September 2009, 10:33 PM
very much appreciated thanks for that:)

Ron Wilson
23rd September 2009, 08:07 PM
Hj I have a picture of the Benvenue if this will help
Ron Wilson AKA Cassa

sharron scott
28th September 2009, 08:19 PM
hey thanks i woudl appreciate that thanks x

sharron scott
30th September 2009, 10:05 PM
that would be great ron if you could send irt thanks

Des Taff Jenkins
1st October 2009, 06:58 AM
Hi Sharon.
Ask your Dad if he was on the Vidicatrix training ship, 72,000 boys went through there, he could have been one of them and many don't know that there is a web site for them. I also have old pics of the ship and camp
Cheers Des

4th November 2009, 11:25 PM
Sharon I sailed on the MV Tana in1962 as galley boy Charlie Pearson was the cook steward.Iam attaching a photo of the ship.George Tait

happy daze john in oz
5th November 2009, 05:02 AM
G'day Dod and welcome to the site. If you care to list all your ships with some dates you may well hear from some who sailed with you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.:eek:

Doc Vernon
5th November 2009, 09:07 AM
Hi George Tait!
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!

Note Well

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Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
We need your names to get the New Flag full,so please do respond!
Thank you
Vernon (castleman)

Please go to following Link


Or reply to me in person! Via Private Message Link above below I will pass on the info!


If you have already done this then please accept my apologies!

sharron scott
3rd February 2010, 06:14 PM
Hi des .. my dad was on the TS Dolphin for his training. thanks:)

sharron scott
3rd February 2010, 06:15 PM
Thanks George , sorry for the late reply, dad very ill and been spending most off my time with him, I appreciate all ur help:)

Doc Vernon
3rd February 2010, 07:56 PM
Hello Sharron
Sorry to hear about your dear Dad being so ill,i sincerly hope that things will improve very soon!
Hang in there and dont give up!
Take care

3rd February 2010, 10:56 PM
Hi Sharron I am very sorry to hear about your dad, my dad was also in the merchant navy and I lost him three years ago on the 10th to this hideous and wicked disease . I am pleased to read that these amazing and knowledgeable people on here have been able to help you , I joined this forum just recently and they have been fantastic in helping me also. Wishing you good luck with your quest .. God bless

17th March 2010, 08:17 PM
1946 Built as factory ship SOUTHERN HARVESTER by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill for Chr. Salvesen & Co., Leith. Launched 2 May and commissioned by Salvesen’s The South Georgia Co. Ltd. in October. Sister-ship of Fl/F SOUTHERN VENTURER (1945), but fitted with more powerful engines. (Same Furness-design as Fl/F SVEND FOYN (1931) and Fl/F NORHVAL (1945).
British/Norwegian crew. In pelagic Antarctic service with 9 to 14 whale catchers from the 1946/47-season to 1962/63. Salvesen’s flagship.
1955 By far the most successful Antarctic whaling expedition in the 55/56-season with record-breaking 174.912 barrels produced.
1956 A modest season, but crowned with Royal Visit late in December:
On voyage to UK from the Olympic Games in Melbourne 1956 with HMY BRITANNIA, The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip and his party visited the factory ship and was lunched with salt beef and pea soup in the mess-room. A few days later, Prince Philip also visited Leith Harbour and one of the shore station’s whale-catchers.
1963 In May, the ”HARVESTER” arrived Melsomvik near Tønsberg for last time. Later this summer, Salvesen decided to withdraw from whaling. The reduced quotas were too small, and the factory ship went into a permanent lay-up mode.
In October sold to Nippon Suisan KK, Tokyo. Name unchanged. The buyers were just interested in the quota, and left the ” HARVESTER” at Melsomvik.
1966 Reaquired by Salvesen in July. In October sold for US$ 565.000 to Akers A/S, Oslo who planned to convert her to drill ship for the offshore oil industry. Name unchanged.
The planned conversion never took plane.
1971 After several years in the lay-up buoys at Oslo, sold by Akers A/S for breaking up to Recuperaciones Submarinos SA, Santander, Spain. Arrived Santander in tow 21 June.
1972 Broken up during the winter.

SEE ALSO : http://www.lardex.net/TONSBERG/salvesen/skipstekst/1946SouthernHarvester.htm


Steinar Norheim

17th March 2010, 08:33 PM

1921 Built as TANA (1) by Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Jarrow, yard no. 917, for Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg, Norway. Launched 24/03, completed 10/10. Price paid 5.810.866,75 NOK. Wilhelmsen's first steam turbine ship.
1928 The turbines replaced by two new steam turbines of 2.500 SHP in September, built by Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co. Ltd., Newcastle. Both turbines had double reduction to common propeller shaft.
1941 Taken over at Safi 04/07 by the Vichy French whilst on passage from Liverpool to Panama and renamed STE. SIMONE. 1942 Taken over by the Germans in November and renamed TANA.
1943 Sunk 24/05 by Allied air attack off Olbia, Sardinia.
1946 Raised but foundered 10/12 in a position 41.20 N, 10.57 E while bound in tow for Genoa.

Steinar Norheim

David Williams
25th March 2010, 01:13 PM
Hi Sharon.
I dont know if you had any luck in your search for
information on you Fathers ships.If this will be of
use to you you,you can click onto SS STEAMSHIPS
on google,there you will find photo's of the Tana.
Southern Harvester,Benvenue,Wave Ruler,but
nothing on Southern Satelite or Royal Auxilary.
Best of luck with your search.

Dave Williams(R583900)