Harpagus (J. and C. Harrisons of London)

Roger Wincer
19th December 2006, 10:06
I was trapped on this heap as Radio Officer for 7 months in 1967.

jim brindley
1st April 2007, 11:04
hi roger i jumped hartismere in mellbourne 1952 been happy evere since .

David Davies
1st April 2007, 17:22
Sailed 16 months on Hartington as 3rd mate. One of my most enjoyable voyages on a very happy ship, it's all down to those on board.

PollY Anna
6th April 2007, 19:01
David Davies

I have always said it's not the ship but the crew.

Ron

David Davies
6th April 2007, 22:12
David Davies

I have always said it's not the ship but the crew.

Ron

Ron
You are so right.
Dave

David Davies
6th April 2007, 22:33
David Davies

I have always said it's not the ship but the crew.

Ron

Ron
You are so right. At the risk of being controversial , although I sailed 7 years with BI and Bullard King, I must say that a white crew ship were we all got on was second to none. I say this as one who has been in every rating from "peggy" to "The Mate"
Dave

KELBEC2000
21st April 2007, 16:48
Hi Roger a bit after you 1970 I joined as a Deck Boy but soon rose to the High rank of "Peggy" or so I was told.

Mick

Arthur Jenner
15th January 2009, 01:06
One of my favourite voyages was on the Harpalion when she was almost new. A good company, terrific ship, wonderful crew and very interesting voyage. Not, though, the kind of trip that would make interesting stories. No, the best yarns come from the worst ships, the hungriest ships, the hardest ships and the most unpleasant crews.

masonburt
14th July 2015, 22:04
sailed on harpagus in 1971 good ship , lost a lad overboard in the
med never found him
masonburt

John Rogers
14th July 2015, 22:21
Sailed on the Hartismere in 1948 she was 8 months old, did 14 months on her, great ship and a good London deck crew.

explorer
15th July 2015, 23:30
My first trip after Sea School was on Harpalycus 1970/71, Food was good and a decent crew who looked after this first tripper very well.

Brian 'O
7th January 2016, 15:46
I sailed on the Hartington as jounier enger first trip from januray 1960 to 1961 coming to my home port of Newcastle I rejoined the Hartington and saild to japan then ause then to hong kong where the ship was sold to the chinees we flue home in feb 1962 great ship Sailed 16 months on Hartington as 3rd mate. One of my most enjoyable voyages on a very happy ship, it's all down to those on board.

Leratty
27th January 2016, 11:20
I too agree it is the crew that makes the ship a happy one. Only had one ship where it was not a happy one. Brasil Star, ironic did two trips though that was for the run truly superb oh those memories.

Possibly it was as she had the crew split accommodation wise? The latter was the absolute worst of any ship I was on also the food. Saying that some of the old timers who did every trip were less than friendly. Sadly very much in cliques, deck, engine room, of course stewards were virtually all as we use to say, 'fruits' but very funny even if trying every which way but loose to get you into their spider web down that dreaded Burma rd ): gad we were so young then.