20th February 2010, 22:27
Hi I was a navigating apprentice then third mate for Houlders - First ship was Brandon Priory in 1969 then several others. Spent 18 months running to South America on St Merriel before she was laid up. Very lucky in that I stood by in London on the Royston Grange before her fateful collision in the Plate. Anyone sailed with me out there?
20th February 2010, 22:52
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer
20th February 2010, 23:08
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Steve.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.
21st February 2010, 09:59
Welcome Steve to this great site
21st February 2010, 13:21
hi stevei sailed on 2 of houlders the hornby and royston on the royston for one of the best trips i ever did joined her on 15/2/65 paid off 1/7/65 on charter to s/a goverments all round every nook and ncranny in s/a great trip on great ship brian3
21st February 2010, 14:05
A warm welcome Steve. As you may recognise from my Avatar, I am a retired shipbuilder who at one time worked for Hawthorn Leslie, the builder of many of the ships you sailed on. There are a lot of ex-Houlder folk on this site and I am sure you will feel at home.
21st February 2010, 15:20
Greetings Steve and a warm welcome to SN. Bon voyage.