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Old 30th September 2005, 14:08
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Houlder Brothers Crews & Ships

Anyone around from Houlders, would be great to hear how you are doing.

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Old 30th September 2005, 16:31
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Welcome to the site Norman,I am sure you will find someone here who sailed with them. Enjoy the site and the banter, we do.
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Old 30th September 2005, 22:04
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Welcome to the site, there are almost certainly some members who sailed with them as I think you will shortly find out.
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Old 16th October 2005, 15:09
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Hi Ian ;
A good friend of mine was with Houlders during the time re refer to . He is not a member as yet but I shall work on him if you know him . Willie Lauchlin Engineer .
Derek

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Old 16th October 2005, 20:53
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An officer from Houlders latter days - welcome and enjoy!
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Old 19th October 2005, 15:03
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Hi Derek,
That sure rings a bell !! Can you ask him if he served on a Houlders tanker that was on charter to Shell Oil....I think it was called the Imperial Transport.
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Old 19th October 2005, 15:04
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Thank you David
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Old 2nd November 2005, 21:48
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Hi Derek,
That sure rings a bell !! Can you ask him if he served on a Houlders tanker that was on charter to Shell Oil....I think it was called the Imperial Transport.
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Have just posted a jpeg of the Imperial Transport.Sailed in her Feb to May 1960.
John Edward Tomlinson (Hull)
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Old 2nd November 2005, 23:17
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Ian;
Ill be talking to Willie in the next few days and shall ask him re the tanker .
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Old 21st November 2005, 23:32
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Ian,

I served with Houlders from 1965 to 1976 when I left the sea-staff and joined their chartering department (still at 52 Leadenhall Street). Looking at your various posts it seems we have been on the same ships, but at different times.

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Old 22nd November 2005, 08:45
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Hi Ian

Do you have any photo's of the James Cook?

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Old 24th November 2005, 01:43
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Wink Houlders officers

Hi All
I sailed on various ships, last being 3rd mate on the CLYDESDALE on her 2nd or 3rd trip. Can't remember any names but believe the old man was the one who later went with the Royston Grange.
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Old 24th November 2005, 01:45
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Would appreciate any photos of the WESTBURY which I was on from dec 66 to Jan 68. The mate was called Derek and came from Fleetwood.
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Old 14th December 2005, 23:32
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Hi Ian, I sailed as a sparkes on Four of Houlders Ore Carriers at various times between 1963 and 1967.

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Old 15th December 2005, 04:43
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Hi Ian also sailed with Houlders but a bit after your time,1972 to 1986
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Old 15th December 2005, 18:02
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Hi Ian
I sailed in Houlders on the Rippingham Grange, great trip ( 1959-60) also one trip on Mable Warwick she was a bad sea ship, but we got there and back, cheers Bill atkins
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Old 15th December 2005, 18:54
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Hello Bill, you were probably ahead of me, as I see it was 1970 when I was on "Mabel Warwick" - maybe I was lucky, but I don't remember being any more seasick on her than the "Oregis".
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Old 15th December 2005, 19:27
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Hi did three trips on Oreosa, 1961/62
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Old 16th December 2005, 15:49
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Did they once have a tanker called Clutha River I remember while in Curacao a couple of seamen who had missed their ship came on board the Panamanian ship I was on looking for a berth
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Old 16th December 2005, 16:05
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Jan, they did indeed have a tanker called “Clutha River” – I can recall two stories that give an insight into her unique character: (a) she had a cracked stern-shaft at one stage which meant that she could not be run astern without the risk of the entire shaft and propeller taking off on its own…. and (b) during a transit of the Panama Canal she developed a small leak from one of the rivets in the shell plating, so the mate decided action was required in the form of a bosun’s chair, and someone in it with a large hammer to “flatten the rivet and make it oil tight again”. A goodish plan except that the first blow landed on the rivet head and instead of making it into an oiltight mushroom, it drove the entire rivet at speed into the cargo tank, thereby making a small weeping leak into a large oily trickle. A sort of “boy and his finger in the dyke in reverse”. The Canal Authority was un-amused, but late at night they missed the offending ship which made good its escape leaving a trail behind her…
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Old 16th December 2005, 19:52
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I had an uncle who was, I believe a skipper (sorry Captain!) with Houlders during the 1950 - 1960s. His name was Gordon Clark and I believe he went under the nickname of Nobby, (as all Clark's did). Is there anyone who remembers him and can name which ships he sailed on?

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Old 19th December 2005, 00:08
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was with Houlders from 78 til 82 deck boy to AB
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Old 20th December 2005, 15:04
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Hi there,
I sailed on two (I think) of Houlders ships.One was my first ship - Oregis - then a couple of years later I was on the Bidford Priory (Houlders with charter to BP).
I`m pretty sure that Nobby Clark was the captain on the Priory.If I remember correctly
he was the Captain when we lost a steward over the wall - he was very very cut up about that and took it very seriously/badly
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Old 20th December 2005, 15:16
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Old 20th December 2005, 18:46
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Ahoy Bob,

could you give me any dates when you were on the Bidford Priory,

thanks, Albert Webster.
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