Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

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Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:05 am

Hi all

A former Sunderland Pilot I know, wrote in a commentary,
that in West Africa circa 1944 (Jui/Freetown-(Sierra Leon)) Shell
Oil/Petroleum had a refueling barge/tender, that the Sunderland crews
preferred, due to the fact that they could refuel faster
than the RAF types.

Question I have is, does anyone by chance have a photo or know
of an existance of any photos of such vessels?

Thanks

Alan
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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby Pondskater » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:43 pm

Sorry, I can't find anything. I assume you already know about the excellent little website on 95 Squadron:
http://www.95squadron.webs.com/

Lots of info and photos of West African Sunderland ops but even there I can't see a pic of the refueler.

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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby seawings » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:51 pm

sunderlandmr5 wrote:Hi all

A former Sunderland Pilot I know, wrote in a commentary,
that in West Africa circa 1944 (Jui/Freetown-(Sierra Leon)) Shell
Oil/Petroleum had a refueling barge/tender, that the Sunderland crews
preferred, due to the fact that they could refuel faster
than the RAF types.

Question I have is, does anyone by chance have a photo or know
of an existance of any photos of such vessels?

Thanks

Alan


Hi Alan,

This any use to you?
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One of the pics in the new book 'Dreams, Schemes and Flying Machines' available in The Flying Boat Shop right now!

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(PS: Nice for ME to have a piccy for YOU for a change!!)
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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby sunderlandnut » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:41 pm

or this?

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Canopus at Dar-es-Salaam.

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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby sunderlandnut » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:12 am

and this....

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Date and place unknown.
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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:17 am

Allan/Bryan/Richard

Thanks for your replies, very much appreciated!!! :D

Those photos are supurb-Thank you.

In his commentary, Mac (that's the Pilot's name) made mention that the
refueling barge/tender was rather a grubby affair and those photos
seem to show that.
Mac also made mention that the Shell vessel would moor alongside,
under the wing which the photos bear out also.

This is so cool!!

Soon hopefully my reasons for such a request will become apparent!!! ;)

Thanks/regards

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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby ant » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:05 pm

This too .......

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Cleopatra at Malindi - 1940
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Re: Shell Refueling Barge/Tender

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:47 am

Another cool photo

Thanks for that :D

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