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Bob
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« on: March 18, 2017, 09:10:00 pm »

I am currently in contact with an elderly ex seafarer sadly now suffering from dementia. We have been attempting to find some pictures of his ships but have come up against a ship he calls 'Trijillo' which he sailed from Aruba in in the 1950's. Other than guessing she was a tanker I have got nowhere.

I have found Trujillo IMO7504677 (not the right ship) which on one site is listed as Trujillo (2). I suspect I may be looking for Trujillo (1) but can find nothing on that search either.

If any one can come up with some info or better still a photograph it would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 10:45:25 pm »

Trujillo (IMO 5216604) was a general cargo ship, engines aft, derrick amidships, with reefer capacity, 539 gross tons, built 1950 by Canadian Vickers, Montreal for Compagnia Anonima Venezolana de Navegacion of Caracas.
It was built for service on the Orinooo as a feeder service to larger ships, and was likely a common site in Aruba.(It had five sister ships ZULIA, CARABOBO, LARA, BOLIVAR and MRIANDA)
In 1962 it returned to Canada and was renamed MADELEINE and served on the St.Lawrence River and in Canadian coastal trade until broken up in 1973.
I have one partial photo of it in my colleciotn which I posted on my blog, at: http://shipfax.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ctma-continued.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 10:50:01 pm »

Hi Bob

I think this is the one : "TRUJILLO" Lake Tanker Type( Credit and CopyR. of the photos to their authors )

And more photos, stories and data at:

http://www.lago-colony.com/THE_LAKE_TANKER/TANKER.htm

Hope its the one and the best for you and your friend.

MBregards.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 10:45:31 am »

Hello @Bob
I found a ship, Trujillo, built in 1945 at Bethlehem-Sparrows Point SY, IMO 5107425
http://www.aukevisser.nl/others/id599.htm

Ship was renamed ESSO FULHAM in 1956
http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id178.htm

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 11:46:00 am »

Hi all and thank you very much for the information, photos and links. Pretty sure this is the right ship and with any luck at all might just brighten up this man's day a little to see her again.

I have had some contact with older seafarers over a number of years and some of these people have tremendous memories and tales to tell, such a pity that these memories are lost. This site has been very helpful in showing photographs that jog the mind a little.

Once again many thanks for assistance.
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