TANKER DAYS

ELLENGA PEOPLE

MAIDEN VOYAGE MAY 1960

LEFT TO RIGHT

Neil Sealey? (Cadet): Unrecalled: Derek Taylor (3rd Engineer):  Ian Watson (Cadet): Norman Burnett (4th Engineer): John Turner (5th. Engineer):  Unrecalled:  John Dixon (Radio Officer)

Derek Taylor and I used to think we may possibly hold the record in having the longest continuous period of time on different ships together.  This being three and a quarter years in total, nearly always on the same watch and always indulging in after watch beers together.    He returned from the coast on "Chindwara" (3/O & 5/E/O);  we both stood by "Queda" and sailed together (3/O & 4/E/O); "Ellenga" for a year (2/O & 3/E/O) and finally again on "Ellora" (2/O & 3/E/O).    He was originally from Montrose but I understood he left and emigrated to New Zealand shortly afterwards to work in a Power Station there.    I'd like to hear if anyone has any further news of him as we lost touch after that.    

 

A bit blurred unfortunately but you can just make out

Percy Harvey (C/O), Norman Burnett (4/EO) and Unrecalled

 

Clyde Ambrose (2/O) and Unrecalled Cadet

 

AFTER HANDOVER TO TRIDENT IN 1963

 

Dave Andrews and Another in the Swimming Pool

 

Left to right Tom Shield 2/O and Dave Andrews C/O on the Ellenga in 1963

They were both ex BI and took over the "Ellenga" from BI into Trident Tankers in August 1963. They both stayed in Trident,  I sailed with them for a handover period as X/2/O for nine months.