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James A. G. Millar
Below are 2 photos; send in by his son, Alexander Millar.
James A.G. Millar, in the middle, on the Carapito River, Venezuela.
James A.G. Millar, on the bridge of a Lago Oil Co., laker.

Alexander Millar, wrote ;

My late father was a serving Officer with ESSO- & LAGO - tankers from 1928 until around 1942 when he signed on to the Ministry
of War and Transport in the UK. After the war, he joined BP and served on British Tankers until his retirement in 1970.
I also know that my father's final ship with Esso was the Esso Panama where he was 1st Mate and which he left in Talara, Peru in
late 1942 to find a passage to UK - he had been away from his new wife for two years and had not seen his new born son
( my brother) now 18 months old.
He passed his 2nd Mate's certificate in October 1931, his 1st mate's certificate in September 1937; and his Master's certificate
in June 1940.
My father's name was James A G MILLAR, born 30 April 1910 in Ballyduff, Co Antrim, Ireland.
I am now researching his naval career, however, like a lot of men of his generation, he spoke very little of his adventures at sea.
What I do know is that he signed on one of the Lago tankers which was built in Harland and Wolffe in Belfast ( his home town )
in 1928 and sailed out to San Nicolas in Aruba. There is a photograph of the s/s Punta Corda taken at San Nicolas and as your
records show, this ship was launched in Belfast in 1928, I assume this was his first ship.