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Old 18th April 2012, 03:51
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I just missed Muirfield. Lucky I suppose I went to the Louisiana instead!!

Never too keen on those older OBO's.

I sit on fences now and then but just to watch the world go by!!

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Old 19th April 2012, 05:34
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Geoff- It's some time since I left Denholms and SMD, memories do play tricks, but I'm prett sure "Clarkavon" Clarkeden" along with other Clarkson ships were in my SMD- that would have been around the late 50's- early 60's- Regards Teb
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Old 19th April 2012, 09:03
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Geoff- It's some time since I left Denholms and SMD, memories do play tricks, but I'm prett sure "Clarkavon" Clarkeden" along with other Clarkson ships were in my SMD- that would have been around the late 50's- early 60's- Regards Teb
Like you mind gets slower,I first met up with them from an agency point of view in 1960.........then from a voyage planning,in London, from 1964 but they were not initially part of my own operation..I trained on the ultra-small stuff 1000-5000 tonners!..........so probably about 1966 first time I 'handled' them and then not directly to the SMD........so you could be right.

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Old 19th April 2012, 09:54
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Black Mac
Last seen as a pilot in Sirri,there were two pilots named Macdonald who joined together and if they thought you knew black Mac, he'd go to the focs'le and the other one came to the bridge! He relieved me on day before Christmas eve in Dampier.. Christmas Day in London Airport!
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Old 19th April 2012, 14:02
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Who is this black Mac ?, can't be Black Duncan.
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Old 20th April 2012, 17:18
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Here's a blast from the past for us old Denholm guys.

Sailed with all of them except A.J.

Anyone remember "Black Duncan "?.
Yes.bit of an old s-d sailed with him in the "NAESS TRADER" 1971.Made sure the bar shut on time,but still and all good ships,good times.A.Clark
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Old 26th April 2012, 19:54
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Who was it put the cayenne pepper in his curry, was it you, he did like a hot curry but that day it was just too much!
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Old 27th April 2012, 08:37
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Seem to remember way back in the '60's , hearing a rumour that someone
put silver dip in Sandy Cant's soup.' Was on one of the ore carriers.
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Old 29th April 2012, 12:15
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Never heard that rumour or anybody calling him "Sandy"
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Old 10th May 2012, 14:43
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hi DIAMOND D GUYS
ROD EX CRINAN JULY 63 BACK ON LINE
NICE TO SEE JC N A FEW MORE AROUND YET
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Old 10th May 2012, 19:21
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Old 12th June 2012, 11:06
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Alf Cromarty

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Alfie Cromarty.

And when on MacDonald's don't forget Black Mac - wasn't he MacDonald too.

Last heard of on the big Burmah boats.
I sailed with Capt Cromarty on the Dunadd in 1959,he used to take the ship up around the cromarty Isles on the way to Narvic for iron ore,I also remember Capt R Lloyd Edwards,and Capt Cant was on the Clarkeden in 1960 Regards to all, Rad
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Old 12th June 2012, 12:07
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I sailed with Capt Cromarty on the Dunadd in 1959,he used to take the ship up around the cromarty Isles on the way to Narvic for iron ore,
Forgive my ignorance but where/what are the Cromarty Isles? I know where Cromarty is, and the Cromarty Firth but can't recollect seeing any islands while I was there, nor when I have been on ships sailing around that part of the coast. Mind you it was some decades ago!
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Old 12th June 2012, 12:27
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From what I recall, the ore carriers were often taken through the Minches on the way from Britains west coast on to the Pentland firth before heading to one of several Scandanavian ore ports.

Not too certain that this passage was approved by the office though!

Dunadd was but 4 years old in 1959 as I remember

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Old 12th June 2012, 13:23
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From what I recall, the ore carriers were often taken through the Minches on the way from Britains west coast on to the Pentland firth before heading to one of several Scandanavian ore ports.

Not too certain that this passage was approved by the office though!

Dunadd was but 4 years old in 1959 as I remember

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Not Denholms but another Scots Owner..Currie Line with the Gothland,she was a plodder and smaller than the rest of the 20/30000dwt ships at about 22000 tonnes...............One day the office got a phone call to say she was going through the Pentlands at something like 17/18 knots.........faster than she had ever done anywhere else.
The only slower ship was our old friend the gtv Morar!

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Old 12th June 2012, 13:25
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Forgive my ignorance but where/what are the Cromarty Isles? I know where Cromarty is, and the Cromarty Firth but can't recollect seeing any islands while I was there, nor when I have been on ships sailing around that part of the coast. Mind you it was some decades ago!
Knowing Captain Alf Cromarty he probably thought his home on the Orkneys were the Cromarty Isles.......................

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Old 12th June 2012, 13:54
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Geoff, I was on Dunadd in 1970 when something had gone wrong at Newport and the lock gates. We were diverted to Barry and spent a couple of weeks there.
Coming back from Barry Island several times pissed I drove quite a number of steam engines in Woodhams Yard in my head spending some time on them!
Was picked up the police there with a box of beer for the ship, they thought I had been pinching brass from the yard.
Captain was Jim Rhodes, Cheng Fisher.
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Old 13th June 2012, 09:16
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Knowing Captain Alf Cromarty he probably thought his home on the Orkneys were the Cromarty Isles.......................

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Perhaps it was the isle of Cromarty,i always thought it was the Cromarty isles,What do i know,i was only the ships cook,but i do remember his familly waving bedsheets from the cliff top.
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Old 13th June 2012, 09:40
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Perhaps it was the isle of Cromarty,i always thought it was the Cromarty isles,What do i know,i was only the ships cook,but i do remember his familly waving bedsheets from the cliff top.
I like that recollection..will stick in my mind!!

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Old 13th October 2013, 18:27
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Duncan Macdonald

Hi. My father was Duncan Macdonald who served his time with denholms and sailed on many of the ships mentioned with some of the masters. He did become a master but did not sail as captain with denholms as he came home to sail on the Clyde.

He passed away in January 2012 but always talked with great fondness about his long time with denholms
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Hi. My father was Duncan Macdonald who served his time with denholms and sailed on many of the ships mentioned with some of the masters. He did become a master but did not sail as captain with denholms as he came home to sail on the Clyde.

He passed away in January 2012 but always talked with great fondness about his long time with denholms
Was he cadet Instructor on the Crinan for a period?
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if i remember right he was mate on one of the ore carriers i was on think he had a mustache kev.
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Old 13th October 2013, 22:25
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Duncan Macdonald

Yes he was on an ore carrier but I don't ever remember him having a moustache he had strawberry blond hair and very blue eyes
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Old 13th October 2013, 22:26
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Was he cadet Instructor on the Crinan for a period?
Yes he was indeed a cadet instructor on the crinan. Probably some of his happiest times
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