Master Mariner - Book by Philip Rentell

25th November 2011, 16:55
Just finished reading this and should be of interest to any members who trained and served in the British MN in the 60/70's plus an insight into sailing on foreign flag pax ships. He did his pre sea at Worcester ( the last term of its existence ) then cadetship with B&C sailing on Clan Line and Union Castle Ships then Palm Line then QE2 for ten years ( inc the falklands). Very entertaining read - a great pity there are not more books like this for those that like marine nostalgia! Wonder if Philip is an SN member?

25th November 2011, 17:52
I remember that at college we used to call him "Mental Rentell"

26th November 2011, 09:30
A gentleman with a very dry sense of humour. I believe that he is still sailing as a Captain with Saga.