Rio Cobre

kaybee
27th July 2009, 00:09
Hi there,

Anybody out there ever sail on the Rio Cobre? I was on her from 5/7/73 - 2-11-73.

Kev Barry.

R815614
16th August 2009, 17:22
Hi sailed on rio cobre from 1.12.72 to 26.4,73 as 2nd steward not a bad ship. R815614 eddie

kaybee
17th August 2009, 22:13
Hi Eddie,
Good to hear from a fellow Rio Cobreairian ;-? Just missed you by 3 month, close, or what! Andy Moore, a steward from Scotland was Already on her when I joined her in Cork, as was the bosun Peter Duncan and his brother Dave, The captain was Brian Williams, did you meet them? Yeah she wasn't a bad ship, but with no aircon it was a bit of a sweatbox going through the Panama Canal.

R815614
27th August 2009, 18:39
Hi sailed on the Roatan as well also Patuca and Pacuare and a couple of the C.class wiyh no AC and it was a bit sticky, but usualy had a good crew.Eddie

andy poynter
31st December 2010, 02:35
my name is andy poynter i joined her in dry dock at southampton early 70s for a 6 month trip to hell.we all walked off in new orleans over the bad conditions,port alley way floading with stinking water all the time,and she was a sweaty bucket of misery.ludo knight was donkey man ,i was o.s at the time.i remember some good stories but cant put them on here to protect the not so innocent.

Simon D
1st January 2011, 05:45
Sailed on on Rio Cobre 23\7\74 to 16\12/74 was certainly a sweat box but we had a great set of lads so some great memories.

kevinsquire
26th December 2015, 11:35
Hi Guys,

I also sailed on her and would love to here from anyone that remembers me

Kevin "Peanut" Squire

Pompeyfan
26th December 2015, 11:40
On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Kevin.

R815614
27th December 2015, 17:11
kevin.Hisailed with you a few times .Pacuare.Morant,Musa I think.i was an a/s , maiden voyage on morant . got promoted to ch/stwd on matina. leftb fyffes,went to salen,then c.p. left the sea in 83 after getting married.remember some gpood times .

R815614
27th December 2015, 17:18
kevin.Hisailed with you a few times .Pacuare.Morant,Musa I think.i was an a/s , maiden voyage on morant . got promoted to ch/stwd on matina. leftb fyffes,went to salen,then c.p. left the sea in 83 after getting married.remember some gpood times .

Kevin.forgot to put my name..Eddie King.

Bill.B
27th December 2015, 20:55
Hi Eddie,
Your name is in my discharge book when I singed on and off G A Walker in 1980. Sorry I can't put a face to the name. I was REO from Puerto Ordaz until Umea trip. I seem to remember you and I spending a " Happy hour" of about 6 hours in the Cork and Cleaver Norfolk Virginia when GA was in dry dock then. We were in the place so long tHey forgot the bill and it cost us about $10 bucks. I think we had gone ashore to buy some stuff for the ship but got a little side tracked. Hope you are doing o.k and have a good New Years.
Bill

R815614
28th December 2015, 20:42
BILL, like you cant put faces to names[MUST BE AGE].remember had an excellent philipino cook,i left her in St.Croix, magic place.all the best for the future. eddie.

kevinsquire
8th January 2016, 21:12
Kevin.forgot to put my name..Eddie King.

Eddie, I remember you well. Good memory's, great crew and boats, fantastic times.

R815614
8th January 2016, 22:19
Eddie, I remember you well. Good memory's, great crew and boats, fantastic times.

Kevin totally agree about ships and crew,even getting thrown out of a bar in new orleans for playing the stones JUMPINGJACK FLASH

kevinsquire
11th January 2016, 14:06
Kevin totally agree about ships and crew,even getting thrown out of a bar in new orleans for playing the stones JUMPINGJACK FLASH

There is a story in every port, Eddie.

R815614
11th January 2016, 17:15
There is a story in every port, Eddie.

some stories are best left in them.good times though.