Money Lending

Eggo
28th March 2007, 23:06
Prior to arrival in port the sub list went round but this despite best intentions used to be spent on the first night ashore. The only place you could get money at least on the Perseus was from the laundry man 'Ping' who reputedly joined the vessel when it was launched and had yet to take any leave. His interest rates on his loans were extortionate and would make Barclays seem like a charitable organisation. Can anyone remember him?

Hague
1st April 2007, 14:39
Prior to arrival in port the sub list went round but this despite best intentions used to be spent on the first night ashore. The only place you could get money at least on the Perseus was from the laundry man 'Ping' who reputedly joined the vessel when it was launched and had yet to take any leave. His interest rates on his loans were extortionate and would make Barclays seem like a charitable organisation. Can anyone remember him?

Sailed on the Perseus 'around the land' on several occasions and bells are ringing over that name 'Ping'. Not a name you would forget.There were several of the Chinese who were entrepreneurial whom I sailed with. One of which owned a chip shop in Neston on the Wirral. I think it was the 'Aeneus', Angus Cummings was the Bosun.

Eggo
1st April 2007, 15:54
Ping was the laundry man on Perseus and his best mate was the lampy Arthur......? He was a Hong Kong Chinese not a Liverpool one