Port New Plymouth

sandra
5th September 2006, 20:59
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.

Gulpers
5th September 2006, 21:13
Sandra,
A warm welcome to SN. Stick around and enjoy the site - you are bound to find something of interest. We have members who have sailed with Port Line and I am sure they will be able to help with your query when they are next on line. (Thumb)

benjidog
5th September 2006, 22:35
Welcome from the North of England Sandra.

I am sure one of our members will be able to answer your question.

While you are waiting, take a look around the site. If you have an interest in shipping there is a lot to see here.

Regards,

Brian

bobby388
5th September 2006, 23:40
Welcome Aboard Sandra im sure you will have your answer shortly.
Bobby(Govan)

Hugh Ferguson
7th September 2006, 21:16
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.

I happen to possess the sea-life log of a Captain Andy McClounan. He was master of this ship when she sailed from K.G.v Dock on the 29th Nov. 1962!

sandra
7th September 2006, 22:51
Hi there and thanks for that info...now I know I am possibly right...the mv Port New Plymouth may have sailed from KGV at a later date than '62 and before '78.
Much obliged to you.
S.

celsis
8th September 2006, 09:32
I certainly know she sailed in 78 from KGV (Shieldhall) coz I was on her!

john bonar
9th December 2006, 21:31
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.
hi
she was my first ship, i joined her as deck-boy christmas eve 1964 and stayed for 3 trips,great ship and yes i always shipped out of kg5.
all the best, john bonar

christopher.ryan1
11th December 2006, 09:31
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.
I was on the New Plymouth in 75, we joined in Pireas in the March and paid off in Port Said in the September.I think the trip before she sailed out of KGV to South Africa, then to Pireas where we joined her.

Fairfield
12th December 2006, 12:15
Yes, quite sure she did- she was a regular in Glasgow and used Plantation Quay where the Science Centre is now. There/s a pic of mine in the Gallery of what was to be her last departure from Glasgow in September 1978.

John Cassels
13th December 2006, 08:02
Anyone remember Peter Sommerville , 2nd.mate on the Port New Plymouth
for many years - early 1970's. Am trying to get him to sign up.

JC

ronking
29th January 2007, 23:43
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.

Hello Sandra,

I was fortunate enough to stand-by the building of Port New Plymouth in the Tyne in 1960. Following that interesting experience,i then sailed in her as Chief Officer for the first five voyages-from 1960 to 1963.

I was then promoted to Master of Port Quebec, and flew to Montreal with a full crew for a spell on the MANZ Line.

Getting back to PNP, she was built by Swan Hunter on the Tyne. I kept in regular telephone contact with Capt. Peter Pedrick at his home in Devon.

Others who stood by the building were: the Bosun, Jack Bremner, Chippy and Lampy, John Webber, 2nd mate- and the list goes on somewhat longer than my memory does.

If you would like any more information about PNP, please dont hesitate to ask.
Meanwhile,Gooday to all my young Port Line friiends, and to SN; could this count as my first "hello". ?

I shall be watching anxiously this afternoon- hoping for at least a credible reply to New Zealand from our woeful England cricket team- if you can call them that. As someone said the other day- we should send them home in chains...

Cheers everyone- and how did it take me this long to discover SN.?

Thanks to the message in Vintage Port yesterday about the sad photo of Port Launceston

Ron King

Port Line Lover
18th June 2007, 14:45
Hello Sandra. I sailed on the PNP January to May '66 and am sure we sailed from KG5 to NZ. Hope this helps. Simon

R58484956
18th June 2007, 14:53
A belated greetings and a warm welcome to both Ron King and Port Line Lover it is a pleasure to have you both on site. Enjoy what you see and bon voyage.

Don Meehan
19th June 2007, 11:19
Hello Ron,
This is also my "first post". We met at VintagePort Brisbane 2006. I was Keith Davis's office boy in the New Plymouth office late '60s, early '70s. We were always very proud of the Port New Plymouth and I always enjoyed taking the mail on board. Hope the health's ok.
Best regards, Don

R58484956
19th June 2007, 11:29
Greetings Don and a warm welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and all it has to offer. Bon voyage.

Vindi Phil
3rd October 2007, 16:28
Yes, the "Port New Plymouth" did sail from the KGV docks before your dates as I "worked by" her there in December 1961.
Regards,
Vindi Phil.

sparkie2182
3rd October 2007, 22:11
i sailed on pnp mid late 70s......avonmouth to s.a. (cape fruit run)......
captain mcmanus..........

lovely ship......good crew.

best regards........

Geoffrey P
4th October 2007, 05:48
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.

In reply to your question re the Port New Plymouth.As this ship was built in 1960 she would almost certainly have sailed out of KGV London prior to 1978.I can recall seeing her there mid-sixties.
She was built by Swan Hunter-at Wallsend.No sister ships, but similar to Port Nicholson-1962.

I have no doubt this will be one of many replies you will receive.

Kind regards
Geoffrey P.(Auckland, New Zealand)

exportliner
19th May 2008, 20:01
Hi there and thanks for that info...now I know I am possibly right...the mv Port New Plymouth may have sailed from KGV at a later date than '62 and before '78.
Much obliged to you.
S.

the port new plymouth sailed from KGV on many occaisions during the 60s and 70s

Somerton
6th December 2008, 15:56
Hi Ron.
Seeing your post re P N P, it brought back many happy memories of my time spent with Port Line. My last trip was from Jan to June 1960 in the Port Melbourne . Capt Pedrick was in command and Jack Bremner was bosun. They
were both going to stand-by the Port New Plymouth on the Tyne? I had
been in the Port Sydney, Vindex, Napier all deep sea, and the Port Pirie. and
Port Wyndham, round the land. Happy days. If I had to do it again I would
have went to Port Line years earlier to the exclusion of tugs, coasters etc.
Many thanks for jogging my memory.
Regards.
Alex C .

peter83
19th December 2008, 15:56
Regarding your question about the PNP at Glasgow I can confirm she was in drydock then KGV to load in August 1969 as I was third mate on her at the time

Regard
Peter

tamic
6th December 2013, 11:11
Hello
I sailed on the madien voyage of the Port Newplymouth which was in 1961
tamic

borderreiver
6th December 2013, 11:25
Hello
I sailed on the madien voyage of the Port Newplymouth which was in 1961
tamic

May have met up in Napier I was on the Port Montreal at the same time. both were alongside to geather

ianian
6th December 2013, 12:41
Hello to everyone at shipsnostalgia.com. My only claim in the ship industry is my husband has worked in the Govan Yard since serving his time as a blacksmith....way back in the early 70's.
My question is....did the MV Port New Plymouth sail from the KGV dock before 1978..I was thinking about 1971/2?
S.

Sailed on the New Plymouth August/September 1964 with my brother Stuart Shields,he was S/3/Eng ( sailed deep sea I left to go to the St Lawrence) and I was 6th Engineer from Liverpool to the Tyne on it's gaurantee Dry Docking at Swan Hunters, twin screw ,Main Engines 2 x Sulzer RD750 nice ship, Allan generaters

Ianian