Royal Priince

stevie
18th April 2005, 18:20
Sailed on the Royal Prince as A/B in 1982.Did about 9 trips on her to the Medi and back to Manchester.One of the best Ships that i sailed on.You did 3 month long trips and had a trip off The Crew on her From Captains Strevins and Pound mate Ian Chadwick,Bosun John Pearce,to Jumbo the Cook were great, so I Nailed my Bags to the Deck with six inch Nails
On one trip we were alongside at Limossol Cyprus when Captain Pound called us all into the Messroom and asked for volunteers to go on a mercy trip over to Beirut to pick up Refugees.Needless to say we all agreed to go.All the Containers except the outer layer on the Hatch were taken off.We then went alongside the RAF Pier at Akrotari and loaded Military Personel, Clothing,and Army Food Ration Packs.After a twelve hour trip off a Beach north of Beirut we arrived at dawn and loaded hundreds of People on to the foredeck,then sailed for Larnica .Once we docked the Army cordened off the Quay and I believe they found a few Terrorists among the People coming off the Ship. We then went back to Akrotari unloaded the stores,and were invited to the RAF Police Mess for a free booze up<Great times, happy Ship
Stevie

david smith
18th April 2005, 23:12
Sailed on her as Second Mate for layup in 1980 and two trips to the Med on the Man Liners run. Took the last ML containers out of Iskenderun.
Remember her and sistership Crown Prince (two trips on Zim combined service to Med). Picture of Crown Prince leaving Limassol.

malcolm collinson
1st July 2007, 23:17
sailed on the royal prince 23rd sept 1980-29-4-81 as cook/std. captain strevins was the best i sailed with. john parks as bobo .i remember we painted the ships side in malta on a sunday afternoon (dock side with a few beers), after that i did tea then had a few more drinks. good times(Pint)


malcolm

saltyswamp
24th April 2008, 22:56
Thought you might like this link
stuart
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/72511/cat/500/ppuser/10489

ixion
13th February 2013, 17:33
The Royal Prince was laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex for some time in about 1980 . Does anyone have any dates or memories of that ?

See http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmshipping.php