Weather Ships

holland25
15th January 2008, 06:36
Are there any ex weather ship men out there. I was a Radio/Op on the WX Monitor late 1968. There were six of us and we used to split the watch between Met and Aircraft frequencies.We provided a Radio Beacon and gave radar fixes, on request, to aircraft flying the North Atlantic. I also did a couple of trips on either the WX Recorder or Reporter, cant remember which,they didnt stamp our discharge books. We were employed by the Met Office and the ships were based at Greenock. The trips were usually 28 days with about 3 weeks in harbour. The pay wasnt all that thrilling but at least you got home regularly.

sparkie2182
15th January 2008, 22:42
an amazing job that you did...............

an important and uncomfortable job.................

well done

trotterdotpom
16th January 2008, 00:23
Weren't these weather ships designated Alpha, Bravo, etc? I remember sending weather reports (OBS) to them when in mid-Atlantic - hope I'm not imagining that. I recall thinking working on weather ships must be a boring sort of job but then remembered I was en route to Seven Islands - what luck!

Welcome Holland25.

John T.

sparkie2182
16th January 2008, 00:25
sept ille............

sweet paradise..................:)

how i miss it still..................................:(