"conon Forest".

BEDDY
8th April 2007, 20:48
Anyone who can provide me with a "good" shot of "CONON FOREST". managed by J. & J. Denholm (Management)Ltd.
Renamed WILLINE TOYO in 1980.

Thanks in advance

John Cassels
8th April 2007, 21:57
When I logged on just now and clicked onto forum the name "Conon Forest"
hit me like a log. I've just put my heart back in it's place and climbed back on
my chair.
I spent 8 months on her as ch.mate in 1976 and there are NO good 'Shots" of
this ship. I could write a book about all the things that happened during these 8 months and none of them were good.
Forget about it , just convince yourself that this ship never existed , it's all
a figment of the imagination.

JC

Orcadian
8th April 2007, 23:17
Spent 5 months on it as a cadet in about 74/75 not sure of dates but it was a great wee ship hard working but happy and as a bonus it was chinese crew so the food was good

Aldinga
9th April 2007, 01:07
Hello Beddy
I hope this will qualify as a "good" shot of "CONON FOREST" possibly taken of her in the Upper Clyde on her way out of the builders yard for trials. Photo courtesy of “Merchant Ships World Built 1969”

Ron

muldonaich
9th April 2007, 21:18
When I logged on just now and clicked onto forum the name "Conon Forest"
hit me like a log. I've just put my heart back in it's place and climbed back on
my chair.
I spent 8 months on her as ch.mate in 1976 and there are NO good 'Shots" of
this ship. I could write a book about all the things that happened during these 8 months and none of them were good.
Forget about it , just convince yourself that this ship never existed , it's all
a figment of the imagination.

JCwas on connon forest from 23-10-69 to23 2 1970 munro and blackie were old men bert frater mate good crowd good ship hit realy bad weather with her in pacific repairs done in japan regards kevin.

Pat Thompson
9th April 2007, 21:48
Greetings,

Seem to remember Conon Forest coming into Hartlepool,the then biggest ship ever toberth there

Aye

Pat Thompson

Brian Dodd
9th July 2007, 22:51
Hello Beddy
I sailed as R/O on the Conon Forest Jun71 to Feb72, joined in Hampton Roads
paid off in Antwerp, coal out to Japan, ballast to Vancouver Island, timber
for Europe, then Tampa phosphates I think, for Japan, and same as before, two round trips, good ship and shipmates, I have quite a few pics, mostly
pissups) the best one is a Skyphotos I bought, 'll dig them out if youre still
interested.
Cheers
Brian

muldonaich
9th July 2007, 23:50
Hello Beddy
I sailed as R/O on the Conon Forest Jun71 to Feb72, joined in Hampton Roads
paid off in Antwerp, coal out to Japan, ballast to Vancouver Island, timber
for Europe, then Tampa phosphates I think, for Japan, and same as before, two round trips, good ship and shipmates, I have quite a few pics, mostly
pissups) the best one is a Skyphotos I bought, 'll dig them out if youre still
interested.
Cheers
Brianyes brian please do that kev

Brian Dodd
12th July 2007, 13:44
Hello Kev
I'm trying to attach the pic so here goes

Brian Dodd
12th July 2007, 14:23
I have sent to the cargo vessels section

muldonaich
12th July 2007, 20:26
I have sent to the cargo vessels sectionsaw them thanks brings back old memories kev.

R850826
15th November 2012, 00:15
[QUOTE=Pat Thompson;120728]Greetings,

Seem to remember Conon Forest coming into Hartlepool,the then biggest ship ever toberth there

I joined in Liverpool then to Hartlepool. I stayed on her for 17
months.
Crew list
R Owen R/O
J J MORRISON C / Eng
A D Commons 2 ENG
J COWE 3 ENG
B W JORDAN CH MATE
T G GRAHAM 3 MATE
J MACDONALD GP1
K R ASQUITH GP1
H L SINCLAIR GP1
J LAWLOR GP1
D MACLEOD GP1
D BROOKS GP1 (me)
J A CAMERON ASS STWD
J CRAWLEY Cat boy
M HADFIELD Cat boy.

She was a hard worker but a great feeder. We did the phosphate run USA to Japan, across to British Columbia for timber then around to the Eastern seaboard unload then around again. A lot of names are starting to come back and will post more when I remember them.

Regards
Derek

John Cassels
15th November 2012, 11:40
A few well remembered names there !.

Gulpers
15th November 2012, 19:23
Crew list
R Owen R/O
J J MORRISON C / Eng
A D Commons 2 ENG
J COWE 3 ENG
B W JORDAN CH MATE
T G GRAHAM 3 MATE
J MACDONALD GP1
K R ASQUITH GP1
H L SINCLAIR GP1
J LAWLOR GP1
D MACLEOD GP1
D BROOKS GP1 (me)
J A CAMERON ASS STWD
J CRAWLEY Cat boy
M HADFIELD Cat boy.


Sailed with big John as 3/E on Vancouver Forest (or was it one of the Troll boats?) and definitely as 3/E on Burmah Pearl.
A grafter and a good shipmate.

John Cassels
15th November 2012, 20:32
Yeah Ray , sailed with big J on one of the forest ships ( think Caledonian but
not sure). Told me he had a conviction for GBH so always made sure his
Tennents lager was cool ( and me the mate too !.)

Gulpers
15th November 2012, 20:39
Yeah Ray , sailed with big J on one of the forest ships ( think Caledonian but
not sure). Told me he had a conviction for GBH so always made sure his
Tennents lager was cool ( and me the mate too !.)

Surprised to hear that John, he always struck me as a "gentle giant." (==D)

John Cassels
16th November 2012, 09:29
He was -as you say - a nice quiet big lad. Probably in his youth.

Wee John
16th November 2012, 15:15
The thing I remember about the Conon was you dipped the fuel tanks in feet and inches, but the tables were in meters cubed. Caused lots of problems with surveyors.

John Cassels
16th November 2012, 19:32
John , the first thing that springs to mind is why didn't take the sounding
( or ullage ) with a metric tape ?. What you say dont make much sense.

Wee John
17th November 2012, 01:00
Sorry JC I should have made it clearer, the tank tables were in imperial but the reading was metric. It did not matter if it was a dip or an ullage. As I said no one would believe it abroad. A charlie connel special. If you were to use a metric tape you would need to convert it to feet and inches to read the tables, as I say a nightmare.

Wee John
17th November 2012, 01:26
Can I also say I was on her when we handed her over to Barber Blue sea crew. To be honest I never thought she would last, but years later she was still going strong on the Gulf trade. Not a lot of good memories of her but she was my last ship in the Dimond D. Redundant after her.