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28th April 2011, 06:54 PM
hi anyone out there that sailed on orient ships in the engine department during the above dates ,would like to hear from you . regards barry wiles 1st elect officer.

Doc Vernon
28th April 2011, 10:01 PM
Hi Barry
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,a good Crew here and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back grab a Tinny,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time! Have a happy stay!


Vernon (castleman)

Pat Marshall
29th April 2011, 01:03 PM
Hi Barry
Your name is familiar, at a guess it must have been around the time Jack Cheetham or Geof Hoosen was 2nd Elect?

dave smiley
30th June 2011, 09:14 AM
Not a 'lecky', but i sailed as 2/0 on the tanker 'Garonne' in 68, just b4 taking Masters. Then in 74, was suprised, as a Pilot at Sidon, to have to berth her, when she sailed into port as the Greek 'St. Thomas'.
We didn't know what to expect, but i recognised her as soon as i saw the 'Top-hat' come over the horizon!
Quite a different experience, being the pilot, as opposed to being the guy at Stations on the poop.

David Jelleyman
28th September 2012, 04:34 PM
Hi My name is Dave Jelleyman aka Chiv, is there anyone out there remembers me on the Orcades10996IG]10995[/ATTACH]

Tony Morcom
28th September 2012, 05:22 PM
What a great way of introducing yourself Chiv. Welcome back on the site. Hope you enjoy your stay.

william donaldson
20th June 2013, 12:39 PM
I was on ss orotes 1962 on her last 2 trips to australia with imigrants from uk.
would love to here from old shipmates.

Neville Roberts
20th June 2013, 05:38 PM
I did one trip on the orontes aug to nov 58, a bloody sweat box , to aussie and back . :cool:

Archie Greig Stewart
5th July 2015, 10:11 AM
Im sure I know you Barry ,I was refrigeration engineer from 1966 to 1971 on Canberra Oriana and Chusan. all the best Archie Stewart

john middleton
30th April 2019, 12:22 PM
Nice to hear from you, how many are there from
the Oriana's maiden voyage?