Ron Stringer

Ron Stringer
4th April 2005, 21:59
As a Marconi R/O joined Elders & Fyffes "Golfito" at Avonmouth in June 1960 as 3rd R/O. Subsequently sailed as R/O with Joe Constantine's "Lochwood", Hall Bros "Bretwalda", Ellerman's "City of Lucknow", Shell (ex-Eagle Oil) "San Florentino", Cairn Line's "Cairngowan" and finally Regent Tankship's "Regent Pembroke" (subsequently "Texaco Pembroke") before swallowing the hook in 1966. Married in '67 and worked for Marconi ashore on the Tyne and in Chelmsford until retiring in 2002.

Had a great time, no bad ships or bad trips. Great life for a single young man but towards the end with 15-hour turnrounds and 56-day round trips between the Gulf and Caribbean/South America, life was not too exciting.

4th April 2005, 23:25
Joined the Merchant Navy in 1954 I think...14 years a deck boy and joined my first ship, "Waimate" 3 weeks later. Sailed on quite a few different ships and never found a bad one at all. Stayed at sea for about 10 years, swallowed the hook and got married but still retained an avid interest in all things nautical.

29th November 2005, 23:55
ron i bet it would be exciting now in this cold and bleak uk i no iwould like to be 16 again tell

Doug Rogers
30th November 2005, 02:08
Welcome aboard Ron, good to have you with us, enjoy the site and what it has to offer.

30th November 2005, 06:54
Ahoy Ron,

Welcome aboard, enjoy yourself on this fine ship and her crew, as we do; looking forward to your postings.

30th November 2005, 08:49

Youve QTP'd at a good port. Lots of good chat and info.



30th November 2005, 09:40
Welcome Ron to SN enjoy the site and all it has to offer.

non descript
30th November 2005, 10:20
Ron, welcome to the good ship SN and enjoy the excellent site and crew

30th November 2005, 10:41
Welcome aboard from Italy and good navigation in this website.