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Old 10th May 2010, 10:35
Jeff Partington Jeff Partington is offline  
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I was on the Willowbank from August 65 to March 66. I have a photo somewhere I shall try to dig it out.. Happy but chatty we used to call her. Does anyone remember her?
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Old 10th May 2010, 11:25
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I was on the Willowbank from August 65 to March 66. I have a photo somewhere I shall try to dig it out.. Happy but chatty we used to call her. Does anyone remember her?
I was releiving Leckie on the Willowbank, joined at Victoria Docks London 7th January 1961 and signed off 31st January 1961. She was built at Sunderland 1960, so quite a new ship at that time, a fine vessel. The skipper was Captain Townsley. Three weeks later I was joining the Riverbank in Singapore and didn't sign off until two years later at Hong Kong February 1963.
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Old 28th March 2012, 14:15
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Jeff

I was Second Electrician from Aug 74 to April 75.
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Old 10th May 2012, 13:38
tony.ginns tony.ginns is offline  
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Interesting afraid I was engineer on the newer Willowbank early 80's did read somewhere it came to tragic end
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Old 15th May 2012, 12:12
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Interesting afraid I was engineer on the newer Willowbank early 80's did read somewhere it came to tragic end
Tony,
Are you referring to the Willowbank container vessel?
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Old 15th May 2012, 18:37
tony.ginns tony.ginns is offline  
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Yes indeed for all its ways it was the best of the Bank boats at the time, West Indian crew, Jamaican stowaways!! Bill Thompson 'god rest him' was the chief Eng who put his heart and sole into that thing. Un-manned ER at sea but I believe after it was sold it had an explosion which killed 1 person [illicit cargo mixing cocktails --BANG]
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