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Old 20th January 2012, 11:04
clive jones clive jones is offline  
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Matco Clyde Crew

MATCO CLYDE.

Just read a thread re crew of the Matco Clyde ( Mobil Shipping)

I was on that boat for many years and remember all the names given.

Where are they now? What are you all doing ?
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Old 2nd March 2012, 19:50
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hi clive i left the clyde in 1984 now running a bar in spain
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Old 2nd March 2012, 20:18
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Blast from the past, but remember you well Ken , from the very early days.
I remained on the Clyde for many years after. Mostly as Chief Cook.
Dave Best told me about some of the old hands! Dave Sheriff Tommy Pearce Cliff Preston Lucky Fumis ( deceased) John Meakin ( deceased) Jimmy Fethon.
I came ashore 10 years ago , now working with Children with behaviour problems, had good grounding working with AB'S. Would be interested to know which pathway you took. Clive
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Old 5th March 2012, 16:07
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hi clive hope things are ok with you iam in spain living and running my own bar ita ok but hard work jim fethon is on the pilot boats last i heard i still keep in touch with cliff preston but thats about all i can tell you bill marshall got in touch if log on to my threads you can say hello keep in touch it might be a couple of days before i reply but thats only because we are busy all the best ken
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Old 11th April 2012, 17:08
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Hi Clive and ken, remember you both from Matco, sailied with you Clive and once or twice with you ken.

Hope both of you remember me steve Ounsworth (hounddog or dog).

Best regards.
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Old 11th April 2012, 17:21
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Steve - Great to hear from you, what have you been doing the past ten years ?
I came ashore after the Clyde. Working with Children with emotional and behaviour problems in Norwich.
Linked up with a few of guys on this site, we had some good times over the years. Clive
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Old 11th April 2012, 17:39
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Steve - Great to hear from you, what have you been doing the past ten years ?
I came ashore after the Clyde. Working with Children with emotional and behaviour problems in Norwich.
Linked up with a few of guys on this site, we had some good times over the years. Clive

Hi Clive, good to hear from you, only found this site last night,just looking up Matco Clyde found dave best and you chatting, so wrote to dave and now you today. Hope everything is ok with you and your family,r u still living in same house. Me I'm still on ships, bunkering ships in Southampton, good job and money. Re married now to great woman,just me and her,nice and quiet and plenty of holidays.
Still keep in touch with Brian and Andy ward is with same company as me and see him all the time in Southampton.see jimmy now and then but that's all.
Great to hear from you Clive so keep in touch ok, cheers for now.

Regards steve.
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Old 11th April 2012, 18:10
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Hi Clive, good to hear from you, only found this site last night,just looking up Matco Clyde found dave best and you chatting, so wrote to dave and now you today. Hope everything is ok with you and your family,r u still living in same house. Me I'm still on ships, bunkering ships in Southampton, good job and money. Re married now to great woman,just me and her,nice and quiet and plenty of holidays.
Still keep in touch with Brian and Andy ward is with same company as me and see him all the time in Southampton.see jimmy now and then but that's all.
Great to hear from you Clive so keep in touch ok, cheers for now.

Regards steve.
Brilliant I am thrilled to have tracked down one of the ' Originall's
After spending many years together on that boat.
Sadly learnt on this site, that Lucky passed away a couple of years ago. Had messages re Jimmy, David Best, Bill Marshall,Dave Sherriff Tom Pearce. Steve Blow, Mick Dowling ,Mick Thomson ( met up with him again) Ken Taylor also one of the Skippers dropped me a thread.

Still Norwich City mad ! living in Norfolk, never returned after leaving the Clyde but still miss parts of it, the company the travel still get away on holiday at every opportunity and my son has followed in my footsteps travelling the world ( in the Congo at the moment )

Sounds as if you did settled down ( always one of the lads) Steve, really pleased for you. Take care keep in touch. Clive

Ps Do you remember that night in Tranmere ?
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Old 11th April 2012, 18:49
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Brilliant I am thrilled to have tracked down one of the ' Originall's
After spending many years together on that boat.
Sadly learnt on this site, that Lucky passed away a couple of years ago. Had messages re Jimmy, David Best, Bill Marshall,Dave Sherriff Tom Pearce. Steve Blow, Mick Dowling ,Mick Thomson ( met up with him again) Ken Taylor also one of the Skippers dropped me a thread.

Still Norwich City mad ! living in Norfolk, never returned after leaving the Clyde but still miss parts of it, the company the travel still get away on holiday at every opportunity and my son has followed in my footsteps travelling the world ( in the Congo at the moment )

Sounds as if you did settled down ( always one of the lads) Steve, really pleased for you. Take care keep in touch. Clive

Ps Do you remember that night in Tranmere ?
Cheers Clive,
Yes, do remember that night in tranmere well, what a night eh.
Glad to hear about you and family r ok. So your still sad supporting Norwich, your not doing to bad, maybe play hull again.
Take care Clive and enjoy and keep in touch. Steve.
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Old 10th October 2012, 22:40
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hi i was on the clyde for just 1 trip as chief cook in 83and shot through to go to saudi I am still in touch with duncan ferries (paula) who works as a house manager vip apartments in london Does any one know what happened to andy wright from tilbury,sorry to hear about lucky he was a great guy
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Old 11th October 2012, 11:28
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hi i was on the clyde for just 1 trip as chief cook in 83and shot through to go to saudi I am still in touch with duncan ferries (paula) who works as a house manager vip apartments in london Does any one know what happened to andy wright from tilbury,sorry to hear about lucky he was a great guy
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Hi billy (Tuesday),
Do remember you from 83,but I think it was 84 because I did not join ship until November 83 and I do remember you and Paula together, how could I forget, you were a great laugh together. Sorry don't know what happened to Andy wright and yes it was sad to hear about lucky, spot on guy. Been Intouch with a couple of guys I.e, dave best, ken Taylor,Clive jones who I think might of been your second cook.. Had some great times on that ship and sadly scraped now, we all got finished in December 2003,so had 20 great years and good pay out.well bunkering down in Southampton now.
Well thanks for getting in touch, so you take care and please say hi to Paula for me, enjoy.
All the best, hounddog (dog).
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Old 19th October 2012, 13:50
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Can shed some light on Andy Wright, asked to leave after being caught taking officers beer. Became a bus driver in central London.
I was on the Clyde from the start, until nearly the end, Remember Paula also sailed together with Sugar line. Clive
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Old 6th November 2012, 17:39
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MATCO CLYDE.

Just read a thread re crew of the Matco Clyde ( Mobil Shipping)

I was on that boat for many years and remember all the names given.

Where are they now? What are you all doing ?
Hi Clive good to see you are still alive and kicking. Do you remember me Hiram and do you know what became of that character Dave Allen better known as Charlie Bax.
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Old 6th November 2012, 20:24
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Hello David. ' welcome onboard'

I have managed to link up with a few of the guy's, dotted around the globe now
What have you been doing since ? Seems a lifetime ago.
Last I heard of Mr Bax, he was back on the ferries, but that was many years ago
Sadly lost a few also, Lucky and John Meekin, we did all moan drifting about in that bloody Beryl field, but we also had some fun times + happy memories.
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Old 6th November 2012, 21:47
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Hello David. ' welcome onboard'

I have managed to link up with a few of the guy's, dotted around the globe now
What have you been doing since ? Seems a lifetime ago.
Last I heard of Mr Bax, he was back on the ferries, but that was many years ago
Sadly lost a few also, Lucky and John Meekin, we did all moan drifting about in that bloody Beryl field, but we also had some fun times + happy memories.
Hi Clive sorry to here about Lucky and I knew about John years ago if you look at my conversation with Dog you will see what I have been up to. Glad to hear from you again


All the best,
Hiram.
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Old 6th November 2012, 22:11
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Hi Clive sorry to here about Lucky and I knew about John years ago if you look at my conversation with Dog you will see what I have been up to. Glad to hear from you again


All the best,
Hiram.
Are you on facebook by the way it always seems to me to be an easier way to keep in touch. If not then never mind. Did you say you were running your own care home by the way? As you will have noticed from my conversation with dog I now work at McVities where I am a baker and a mixer: A man of many skills that's me.
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Old 25th February 2013, 23:16
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Wee Joe Durkin

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Hi Clive and ken, remember you both from Matco, sailied with you Clive and once or twice with you ken.

Hope both of you remember me steve Ounsworth (hounddog or dog).

Best regards.
Hi Stevie, any word of Joe Durkin from the Clyde, Billy Ogilby.
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Old 26th February 2013, 19:53
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Hi Billy.
I remember you on the Clyde. Hope your ok.
Joe Durkin left in haste after an incident happened off Scotland, not heard where he went after Mobil though. A few of the lads have linked up on here.
Regards. Clive Jones. ( Chief Cook )
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Old 26th February 2013, 23:31
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''An incident off Scotland''..............rescue boat..? .....run ashore..?......public house...?...few pints....?.....................that incident...? ..lol
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Old 15th November 2013, 12:15
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Hi Clive, I left the ship in 1988 (2nd mate) to go back deep sea. I left Mobil in 1995 and have been a Bristol pilot ever since. Great to see all these familiar names again.
Saw Lucky in Barry once, shame he's gone, lovely bloke.
Who could forget that night in Tranmere. Was PJ the 'old man'?
Tony Anderton

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Old 18th December 2013, 07:43
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I was on the Clyde from Nov 82 until June 83 and had the unfortunate experience of sailing with "Matco Mitchell" as the bosun, him apart, it was a good crowd but not for me.
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Old 12th March 2014, 03:42
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MATCO CLYDE.

Just read a thread re crew of the Matco Clyde ( Mobil Shipping)

I was on that boat for many years and remember all the names given.

Where are they now? What are you all doing ?
Have you still got the Oregano Jones sketch
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