View Full Version : Caltex/Texaco

17th January 2009, 07:10 PM
Sailed with this company from about 1970 to 1985 as an Engineer. Very substantial tanker company. Very good conditions and salary.
Redundancy ended it. I would not have left them to go anywhere else. Do not seem to hear much about them now. Took a few of the ships to scrap, not a nice job.


Doc Vernon
18th January 2009, 07:36 AM
Hello Jimmys
I dont know if these are the same ones you are talking about,and possibly you have allready seen this site,but just in case i thought that i may add this to show you!
Nice Linup of info and Ship Pics!
Hope it will possibly revive you in some way haha!:)


18th January 2009, 10:51 AM
Thanks Castleman I know that site.

They had tankers running from T2's, 1944 build up to about 1984 build. In the mid 1980 they moved out of tankers altogether. They run to a lot of places.

I went to the scrapyards with some ships around that time and you could not get a parking place. I think the whole cycle is starting again now and we might see a lot of shipping lost.

A large malt whisky revives me nowadays that is about all. Nice to hear from you.