Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Pampas

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    jersey
    Posts
    194
    Thanks (Given)
    279
    Thanks (Received)
    198
    Likes (Given)
    249
    Likes (Received)
    285

    Default Re: pampas

    Tom,

    Tell me more about Pampas.
    Dad had very good on all his reports except Pampas
    Decline to report?
    Wonder what that meant?
    Thank you

  2. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  3. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    5,744
    Thanks (Given)
    1962
    Thanks (Received)
    4155
    Likes (Given)
    12051
    Likes (Received)
    18821

    Default Re: pampas

    Decline to report could be given for a number of reasons, basically not good, and was frowned upon when you went for another ship, and would certainly spoilt your choice of ships. Would be interesting the next ship in his book. Mostly guys took a quick coastal trip or two to cover the decline to report. There was a single decline to report, or a double DR, one conduct and the other ability, kt
    R689823

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Torquay
    Posts
    10,371
    Thanks (Given)
    3168
    Thanks (Received)
    6650
    Likes (Given)
    10097
    Likes (Received)
    28345

    Default Re: pampas

    #11, sorry Robert, don't know your age, but if you have children and they ask you what does DR mean and you don't want to ruin their grandpa's image, just tell them it means 'Distinquished Report'

  5. Likes Lewis McColl, Doc Vernon, Graham Shaw liked this post
  6. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    jersey
    Posts
    194
    Thanks (Given)
    279
    Thanks (Received)
    198
    Likes (Given)
    249
    Likes (Received)
    285

    Default Re: pampas

    Next ship was SS Loch Ranza, Glasgow

  7. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  8. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Wexford
    Posts
    1
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: pampas

    Morning Robert,
    My late husband Peter Perkins from Swansea spent approx a year on Pampas serving as a junior engineer.
    When was your Dad on pampas & what position did he serve? I would really like to trace anyone that Peter might have sailed with on Pampas & what they recall of the ship, conditions & voyages as Peter died of pleural mesotheliom. Fionnuala

  9. Thanks Doc Vernon, Robert George Young thanked for this post
  10. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,423
    Thanks (Given)
    7574
    Thanks (Received)
    4795
    Likes (Given)
    23795
    Likes (Received)
    27458

    Default Re: pampas

    Quote Originally Posted by fionnuala killalea View Post
    morning robert,
    my late husband peter perkins from swansea spent approx a year on pampas serving as a junior engineer.
    When was your dad on pampas & what position did he serve? I would really like to trace anyone that peter might have sailed with on pampas & what they recall of the ship, conditions & voyages as peter died of pleural mesotheliom. Fionnuala
    many seamen have suffered with this disease ..a good buddy of mine now in the late stage tells of in the engine room in heavy weather the asbestos would come from the engine room tops like confetti that was in a port line vessel.......cappy

  11. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  12. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Carnlough
    Posts
    3,504
    Thanks (Given)
    1304
    Thanks (Received)
    2018
    Likes (Given)
    4399
    Likes (Received)
    8843

    Default Re: Pampas

    #16 And ship owners have dived for cover , those that are still around that is. They have left it to HMG to add a few quid to (Benefits)in the guise of industrial injuries benefits.

  13. Thanks cappy thanked for this post
  14. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Isleworth,London
    Posts
    579
    Thanks (Given)
    390
    Thanks (Received)
    658
    Likes (Given)
    1857
    Likes (Received)
    2622

    Post Re: Pampas

    Well,I See this was originally an old thread-but always good to look back and see how far the site has come!
    I was interested to hear about the PAMPAS -versus- Mine incident in the opening post.I don't know if anyone ever gave an answer about it but I just researched this and came across some details about the incident.

    m.v.PAMPAS (2) O.N.169738. Built by Harland & Wolff ,Belfast as pass/cargo vessel.8,580 grt,Keel Laid Down 9/43 intended to be named PARAMATTA by Royal Mail Lines. However,taken over on completion 2/44 by Royal Navy,as an Infantry Landing Ship,named HMS PERSIMMON.
    1946 Converted back to cargo vessel and renamed PAMPAS by Royal Mail Lines. Sisters are : DARRO,SARMIENTO and PARAGUAY.
    1965 Sold and renamed ARISTODIMOS under Panamanian Flag.
    4/1967 Broken Up Kaohsiung,Taiwan.



    The Incident : Pampas was coasting between Bremen and Liverpool prior to doing a Pacific N.American voyage.She had loaded pipes for a new oil pipeline linking Alberta with Vancouver.
    At 0415 hrs on that foggy morning of 23/3/53 she was rocked by an explosion in the vicinity of her engine room which caused some flooding due to fractured piping,and 4 middle prop shaft bearing covers broken due to her propshaft lifting.
    She was towed to drydock at Schiedam for examination and repairs,where it was concluded by the Admiralty that she had detonated an acoustic mine at sufficient distance astern of her not to cause her total destruction.'

  15. Thanks Marian Gray thanked for this post
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •