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Old 24th July 2007, 21:24
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Vosges and Vendee

Would anybody have a picture of the Vouge and Vendee in there P&O colours.A friend of mine has them in other colours but not P&O.
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Old 1st August 2007, 13:45
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If you are prepared to pay - fotoflite have both the Vendee and the Vosges available in their White hull and "Carmel" funnel which they used on their trading runs to Israel.
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Old 1st August 2007, 20:32
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hope this works
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ots/Vendee.jpg
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Old 2nd August 2007, 00:35
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Taken after she was lenthened and the additional crane fitted. Fanstatic ships to sail on.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 21:19
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brilliant photo

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Hi ian,
brilliant pic, many thanks,i'm collecting pics of old ships a mate of mine was on,will drop this down to him at the mission tomorrow.just the vouge to get now,plus the King Alfred and the Riverina.once again many thanks.
Chris.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 21:34
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fun

Glad it helped Christopher.
Doxfordman, when I joined her in 82 I must admit I never had so much fun handling cargo. The conveyer/lift system and the trolly forks were a wee bit different from the traditional ways I was used to.
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Old 2nd August 2007, 22:04
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Hi Christopher just noticed the spelling.

Single Ship Report for "VOSGES"
IDNo: 7204411 Year: 1972
Name: VOSGES Launch Date: 1.2.72
Type: Cargo ship (ref) Date of completion: 9.11.72
Flag: GBR Keel:

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Tons: 6088 Link: 1496
DWT: 6606 Yard No: 45
Length overall: 132.3 Ship Design:
LPP: 122.6 Country of build:
Beam: 19.5 Builder: Swan Hunter
Material of build: Location of yard: South Shields
Number of
screws/Mchy/
Speed(kn): 1D-18

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Owner as Completed:
Naval or paramilitary marking :
A: *
End: 2004

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Subsequent History:
[1980 Lg 148.3/137.9m, 9207gt/8026dw] - 75 VOSGES - 86 GALIA CARMEL - 96 CARMEL EXOTIC

Disposal Data:
BU Alang 7.5.04
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Old 3rd August 2007, 01:03
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I was on the Zira - maiden voyage from the UK to Kiwi and the Crusader run, then again on the Vendee - on and off for about 18 months. I loved the ships - they were both great, big "little" ships.
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Old 4th December 2007, 11:32
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Sailed on th Zaida in 74/75 when she was chartered to Cruisador. I have some piccies somewhere so watch this space
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Agree they were splendid ships. Along with Charles Prescott and Arthur Sugden (both ex-Moss Hutcheson), I shared command of both between 1978 and 1982, while on the AGREXCO charter, Ashdod/Marseilles in winter (avacado season).Chief Officers included Les Hesketh (ex-Moss Hutcheson), the late Doug Perry (ex-P&O), Peter Hillman (ex-BI) with Chief Engineers, Colin Knill,(ex-BI), Noel Pickering (ex-BI) and Don Belton (ex-Hain) among others. Calcutta BI GP crew until 1980 thereafter UK-engaged.
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Stood by both when laid up in Vigo, 76/77. At anchor for a couple of months in the bay, very pleasant.Sailed on Vendee to Cadiz for drydockng before commencing Ashdod to Marseilles shuttle. Was on her when she was almost lost in the Bonifacio Straits. Remember going to read the draft at the port of refuge, F 40ft plus A 19'6" ! Wish I had some pictures.

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Old 12th January 2008, 19:31
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The vibration on them was terrible.
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Old 3rd February 2008, 21:27
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Agree they were splendid ships. Along with Charles Prescott and Arthur Sugden (both ex-Moss Hutcheson), I shared command of both between 1978 and 1982, while on the AGREXCO charter, Ashdod/Marseilles in winter (avacado season).Chief Officers included Les Hesketh (ex-Moss Hutcheson), the late Doug Perry (ex-P&O), Peter Hillman (ex-BI) with Chief Engineers, Colin Knill,(ex-BI), Noel Pickering (ex-BI) and Don Belton (ex-Hain) among others. Calcutta BI GP crew until 1980 thereafter UK-engaged.
Tom,

As previous posts, I was on the maiden voyage of Zira (Vosges), and thence Vendee on and off for about 18 months in all. I too had the pleasure of sailing with Arthur Sugden, Chalres Prescott, yourself, Les Hesketh, Doug Perry, Colin Knill, Don (Gentlemen) Belton and Bob Scott. They were splendid ships on a splendid run and powered by a 6 cylinder J type Doxford - for good measure.

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Old 23rd March 2008, 16:20
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Sailed on both vessels - Vosges in 1979 with Tom Kelso and Vendee in 1985 with Charlie Prescott and that wonderful Chief K.C. Smith....who thought the Chiefs job and Masters job had been combined, together with full power over the R/O......Charlie was a Gentleman, pith the same couldn't be said about the Chief who incidently had a black-eye after one of the motormen went for him. Happy days, although that trip on the Vendee was a real bummer.
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Sailed on both vessels - Vosges in 1979 with Tom Kelso and Vendee in 1985 with Charlie Prescott and that wonderful Chief K.C. Smith....who thought the Chiefs job and Masters job had been combined, together with full power over the R/O......Charlie was a Gentleman, pith the same couldn't be said about the Chief who incidently had a black-eye after one of the motormen went for him. Happy days, although that trip on the Vendee was a real bummer.
I had the misfortune to spend 6 months with KC Smith on the Strathmeigle and had the pleasure of watching him "spit out his dummy" when we got fed up listening to his cr.p.
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Belated salaams to various former shipmates mentioned in previous messages of this thread

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Would any members be able to give me a lead to information regarding the ships which AGREXCO(or possible Offer?) commissioned to supercede the VOSGES and VENDEE? I remember seeing a plan of proposed replacements in a shipping magazine about ten years or so ago. Although half again as large, they were going to incorporate many of the unique cargo handling arrangements of their predecessors.

Has anyone any idea how this once highly organised trade involving the V's for the Ashdod/Marseilles leg is now faring? One seldom sees the the once obiquitous Carmel brand in our supermarkets nowadays.

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sailed on the Vendee on the Marseille/ Ashdod run ,remember every saturday morning Messina straits. Barry Jewson. Tudor the 1st engineer. also sailed on Strathmeigle august 80-september 81 ,8 wives onboard great time on the coast parties every port. Christmas in Singapore. 6 weeks in peirmont Sydney during the seamans strike, Colin and Kim the cadets, Jenny and Nick barrat. Tony and Sue Emberly -Ansell, .football in Fremantle against the russians. great memories.
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did the first trip on the vosges when british crew first replaced the indians on



the ashdod marseille run, remember kelso the skipper had his wife with him and the mate doug parry , sugden was also the skipper , good easy ships
plenty overtime
if i remember rightly about 12 of us replaced about 32 indians

i think the ships were replaced one of the replacements is carmel ecofresh
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Would anybody have a picture of the Vouge and Vendee in there P&O colours.A friend of mine has them in other colours but not P&O.
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I sailed on the Zaida when she was on charter to the Cruisaider line so she was all white with a yellow funnel then.
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Not sure if this attached but hopefully this should be Zira, somewhere in Kiwi in her Crusaider guise. Ziada was the same. As previous they were great ship to sail on.
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Great photo Dox, I forgot what the aft end looked like
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When the "V's" went to UK crew was the accommodation altered to cater for them?
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During the Eighty’s I sailed with a Captain on the P&O BSD “Gazana”, Captain Mike Hill from Durham.
He sailed on the on the “Vendee” and the “Vosges”, always talking about them, because of there cargo handling equipment.
Anybody else, who also sailed with Captain Mike Hill.

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Not sure if this attached but hopefully this should be Zira, somewhere in Kiwi in her Crusaider guise. Ziada was the same. As previous they were great ship to sail on.

Ahhh, nice view of 'Verandah Cafe' Dox!

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