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    Cool Shell "H" boats

    Sailed on 3 of them.My first ship "Horomya" joined 17/02/1962 Capt.W.Barnes.Second ship "Hemiglypta" Capt A.A.Nichol then Capt R.MacKenzie.Last one "Hyalia" Capt.Dean then Capt R.Blackaby.Left in April 1965 to do second mate`s.

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    sailed on the hadriania out of anchorage alaska about 69 for 18 months and then on the hydra

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsay hawkins View Post
    sailed on the hadriania out of anchorage alaska about 69 for 18 months and then on the hydra
    I was on the Hadriana 10 years earlier. Joined her at Eastham Locks as ass/steward. Good single berth accommodation and good feeder. Can't recall anything about the voyage.
    R635733

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gill View Post
    I was on the Hadriana 10 years earlier. Joined her at Eastham Locks as ass/steward. Good single berth accommodation and good feeder. Can't recall anything about the voyage.
    ##sailed in the hemiplecta.......1959 good feeder .....fastest ship i was ever on twin screw steam turbine ......after a couple of tramps always felt we got there before we left....cappy

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    I was second cook and baker on the Haustrum, joined her in Curacao 18th June 61 to 1st December 1961. She was a good ship. I sailed out to Curacao as supernumary 2ndCook/Baker on the Achatina. She was an absolutely beautiful looking ship. The reason I went out there was the 2ndcook/baker on the Haustrum died on board and was taken off in Capetown. I spent 2 weeks on CUracao waitong for her to arrive. I stayed at the Salvation Army while I was there and had a wonderful time. The family running the SA treated me like family, nothing but praise for the Sallyan.

    John Albert Evans.

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    Peter J Eastick ex P&O & the Mighty Jo Shell !

    Chatty but Happy thats what we called th H Boats .Sailed on Haustrum 1972 Halia 1973 Then Hemitrouchus 1976 The oldest ships I ever sailed in they were happy because the crew spent most of there spare time on the poop because the air con was useless on them I remember many a sing song out there and wakingup in the early morning fresh air . Great times will never forget my h boats & Bukom Island .

    All the best to you old Jo Shell fusiliers .

    Pete Eastick , Ex A/S 2nd Stwd 2nd Cook& baker Cheif Cook then joined the pigs as Cheif Steward for my last few trips,my biggest mistake !

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    then joined the pigs as Cheif Steward for my last few trips,my biggest mistake !

    Were you on a Pig Farm??? a lot of seafarers go farming.
    Brian

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    I stand to be corrected but I sailed wirh Eagle Oil Shipping Co. for my first few yeas at sea and when Shell bought them out or took over them (I dont know which) i understand that all the San 'F' Boats were eventually renamed as 'H' Boats for the Shell Fleet. The similar Dutch Shell Fleet were the 'K'. Boats.

    John Albert Evans

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    I sailed as a deck boy (first trip) on the Harvella in 1957 after Gravesend. Great memories. South America, West Indies and Mediterranean.
    Met a girl in Ellesmere Port and left to get married. 58 years now!
    Michael Fruin
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    I sailed on the Haminella from Shellhaven in 75 as a deck cadet. When I first seen her I was not sure if the rust would survive getting out of the Thames. Left in my home Port of Dublin. She was a right old rust bucket and not a lot of stuff worked midships but still very fond memories

    Gerry ( Paddy) Smith

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