Lynton Grange (III)

Fairfield
8th September 2004, 13:38
Wear built bulk carrier taken in Glasgow 1977.

david smith
8th September 2004, 15:42
A derivative of the SD14 type. Sister ship to Upwey Grange. Owners Alexander Shipping (Houlders).

non descript
7th March 2006, 19:11
Sold in 1982 (together with the Upwey Grange) and re-named Northern Cherry, sold in 1990 and became Chios Charm

merrymagpie
17th December 2008, 05:39
Nice ship and a 'doddle' to work on. (hydraulic hatches and no derricks or cranes)
Joined in Newcastle(N.S.W.) Had 5 weeks over Christmas and New Year loading grain for Nakhodka near Vladivastok in Russia. 14 days at sea then spent 62 days at anchor and 13 days alongside discharging. The temperature never got above freezing the whole time we were there.Then 36 hours steaming down to Moji in Japan and paid off. Tom Woolcott was the Master for the first month, so you can imagine the 'banzai's' we had in Newcastle.
Tom was relieved by 'Wee' Jimmy Gilzean. Chief was Chris Olsen, who the engineers used to upset by playing 'Three times a lady' when he'd had a drink!!

Mike

ChandlerBird
17th December 2008, 20:30
Was on board during seamen strike. Lot of the deck crew were from the Pool, always fighting. I was just 18 and projector man for film night, just started second reel when deck crew started fighting AGAIN. Old man got called down and gave everyone a right telling off. He came and spoke to me next day and advised me to keep clear of rabble. Can't remember his name and discharge book destroyed long past, but did take his advise.

non descript
17th December 2008, 22:06
Nice ship and a 'doddle' to work on. (hydraulic hatches and no derricks or cranes)

Mike

Mike
My memory fades with time, and I could be wrong, but I seem to remember fixing her as a geared bulker with 14 at 5mt ... and this image (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=128254) of the sister tends to back up this concept.
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vasco
17th December 2008, 23:54
Mike
My memory fades with time, and I could be wrong, but I seem to remember fixing her as a geared bulker with 14 at 5mt ... and this image (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=128254) of the sister tends to back up this concept.
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Mark

as does this one http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/109305/ppuser/18826

sorry Mick, just hate to shatter ones memories. Perhaps you never used those funny looking long thin sticks with wires on.

John

merrymagpie
18th December 2008, 12:48
Bloody Hell!!! I stand corrected. I can't even blame 'Old Timers Disease' because Vasco is years older than me. Which way was I looking during those 62 days of anchor watches? I do now seem to remember using the mast houses to keep warm in the sub zero temperatures. You are wrong about not using the derricks, I remember in Newcastle hanging cargo lights from them when we had a 'group' playing for us from the top of the after hatch during one of the many parties we had during our 5 weeks there, but that's another story! One nil John!

mike

non descript
18th December 2008, 13:01
Mike,
Nice one - and it is good to see that you used the ship's gear for something worthwhile.
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Mark

Alanclive
18th December 2008, 13:07
we stayed in newcastle n.s.w for about 10/12 weeks all told, instead of the
6 hours it should of been. great trip that was.

Graham Rudd
19th January 2009, 22:26
Hi Guys, just read all these posts, i was on this great ship at the time, many, many great nignts in newcastle, in the family hotel! i am Graham Rudd, was an AB, spent 9 months onboard that trip.

skotten
10th December 2011, 17:50
my last trip was on the lynton grange,joined in glasgow 9 may77 left her in singapore,i was 2nd cook,crews messman was cinclar sutherland or sinky--quack-quack. pantryman was kevin galvin,both were at my wedding in scotland feb 78-roger morrison discharge book nr UK 026868