Louis Roskell

Service Record

From

To

School olf Navigation Warsash

1954

1955

St John

Apprentice

1955


St Thomas

Apprentice



St Merriel

Apprentice



St Helena

Apprentice


1959

Capetown Castle

Jnr 4th Officer

7/1959


Stirling Castle

Ex 4th Officer

5/1960


Stirling Castle

4th Officer

10/1960


Stirling Castle

3rd Officer

4/1961

6/1961

During my apprenticeship (1955 -1959) I was on the two sister ships, the "St. John" and the "St. Thomas".

I was also on the "St. Merriel" and lastly, the "St. Helena".

After leaving them I joined Union Castle.

During my apprenticeship (1955 -1959) I was on the two sister ships, the "St. John" and the "St. Thomas". I was also on the "St. Merriel" and lastly, the "St. Helena". After leaving them I joined Union Castle.

August 1955 – November 1994 (39 years 4 months)

Chief Officer and safety/training officer, seconded to management duties intermittently from 1974 onwards.

Sailed as Navigating Officer on M.V. St. Edmund during the Falklands Islands conflict.

Returned last 600 Argentine POWs including Gen. Menendez to Argentina at Puerto Madryn.

1991 – Present (26 years)

Marine Consultant

Louis Roskell Associates

For approximately a year I assisted in preparing Cunard for ISM certification, Writing manuals and reports to underwriters, etc. Liaising with the MCA and successfully seeing the implementation of the code by means of an electrononic manual available with updates via the Marinet system and the ships' own mainframe computers.

Harwich Haven Authority, co-ordinated the various operating procedures for port operations and pilotage into a single indexed quality assurance based manual.

Stena Line Harwich. Conducted wash wave trials on the High speed catamaran "Stena Discovery", for approximately four months after a fatality said to have been caused by the waves breaking on an off shore sand bank. I presented the results to Harwich Haven Authority and to Stena Lne resulting in the Vessel taking a different route into the port and modifying its speed procedure.

Kavaerner. Worked on the radar presentation layers of the bridge multi-functional consoles of the Stealth Corvette "Visby".

Crew Training in Emergency procedures. Cruise and ferry companies.

Maritime Progress. Devised and Illustrated safety posters for the marine industry.

Marine Art. I am an amateur marine artist and have sold paintings to various individuals and to a cruise company.

Awarded the South Atlantic Medal

St Arvans in Heavy Weather

St Helena in Antwerp

St Helena of her way up-river to Rosario

St John at Bellamy’s Wharf

St John passing St Paul’s Rocks

St Margaret in Heavy Weather

Stirling Castle outward bound

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