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Old 20th July 2004, 16:59
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Pictures at Avonmouth the Medic in her grey colour scheme and no white line. Grey ships & grey uniform.
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Old 20th July 2004, 17:32
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Picture of Medic at Avonmouth. Ship was newly painted in grey, dark grey for hull and no white stripe, and light grey for superstructure. Uniforms also featued "Unigate milkman" grey.
Built 1963 12,220t
Always thought the grey spoilt the look of the ships.Just my humble opinion.......
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Old 15th April 2005, 08:38
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Medic

I sailed on the Medic in 1967. She was the fastest ship I had ever been on.
We averaged 24 knots from Auckland to Durban. (8))

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Old 14th October 2005, 18:34
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Pictures at Avonmouth the Medic in her grey colour scheme and no white line. Grey ships & grey uniform.
Does this mean, in the twilight years of SSA, they painted out the white line and painted over the buff masts and derricks ( to save money I suppose) then got the officers to but grey uniforms in place of Blues or Whites?
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Old 14th October 2005, 19:59
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You've got it in one.
Dark grey shipsides, light grey acommodation, grey shorts, shirts and grey long trousers. Dark blue pullovers etc - looked like unigate milkmen! The Long trousers faded out, prefering black. The white line around the hull proved to be expensive, so was dropped. Of course all passenger ships had "gone East" to the breakers - but we still had No 10's, monkey jackets and all the paraphanalia.
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Old 23rd August 2006, 10:28
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God, i remember the greys.....

Sailed on her in '76. Terrible trip. The C/E didn't like the 2nd and you can guess the rest..........
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Old 20th August 2008, 19:26
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Sailed on her in `78. Miles R. Eden-Smith was Training Officer/Chief Off. 12 cadets, (11 lads, 1 girl). Great trip, happy days



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Old 21st August 2008, 07:50
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Interesting that the name Miles Eden Smith and great trip occur in the same sentence.

My only contact with this gentlemen was on the Megantic between April and June 1979 and the term 'great trip' certainly didn't come into it, at least where he was concerned.
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Old 21st August 2008, 12:35
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It was a great trip for me personally as I had only sailed on container ships up untill that point, and sailing on a reefer ship was a one off experience, as was the NZ coast. I also concur that Miles was something `special`, and he worked us long hours, but looking back, I wouldn`t have missed it for the world.

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Old 21st August 2008, 18:44
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Medic as a Cadet Ship?

Sailed on Megantic as my last ship before Second Mates - as far as I can remember there were only two x 2 berth cadet cabins so how did you berth 12 cadets on Medic (sister ship) with one girl single berth- I would think??
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Old 19th March 2009, 02:01
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sailed on the medic in 60s uo and down the panama canal mainly on way to nz change of orders hated that trip
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Old 23rd March 2009, 09:02
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done two trips on her 1964 J.O.S 66-67 E.D.H great times was had
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Old 25th March 2009, 10:42
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I have just sailed from Dover to Singapore with Miles so you will be pleased to hear that he is alive and kicking! Not too impressed with some matters on Fred Olsen's Balmoral but that I will put on a cruise critic site rather than here

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Old 25th March 2009, 21:05
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I sailed on the Medic March to July '76 as 4th trip cadet - knew it all, I thought, but learned a lot and grew up a bit more on that run.
Had quite a good trip as I remember. Samoa, Fiji, Kiwi - usual standard SSA run - in the days before cadet ships. Never fancied them!

I did the discharge in Avonmouth - after the dock strike. That was the ladybird summer when we stopped work for 'severe insect manifestation'. The crane drivers couldn't see to work.
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:54
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I have added a photo of Miles Eden-Smith

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Old 27th March 2009, 14:28
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I sailed on the Medic's first voyage as a cadet ship. I did three trips. Two of those trips were spent in Timaru a month at a time. The middle trip we did a bit more of the coast. Good time with the cadets onboard. Miles E. Smith (Or Smiffy as we called him!!!) arranged plenty of sightseeing trips for the cadets and we used to tag along. Please pass my regards on to him. I was second lecky at the time.
Would know me as Peter Maxfield.
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Old 28th March 2009, 14:05
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Medic days

A couple of photos attached from the 'middle trip' of my three on the Medic.
Miles's Mighty Medics. Played this match in Auckland, nice match, poor guy sitting crossed legged at the front. (the one with the hair) got his leg broken by the then first electricain Kieth Buxey who was playing for the other side.
The other one is lunchtime at anchor, waiting to berth in Tauranga. Happy days.
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Old 28th March 2009, 14:29
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When I was on there in `78, we played a couple of games as well. The first one was against a high school in Whangerei, and we got hammered 7 or 8 nil. What made it worse was that their main game was rugby!! We then played against a team called Queens Park Rangers whilst we were in Bluff. That one we did win 3-2, but they had two girls playing for them. Afterwards we went to their clubhouse, and despite their team name, the walls were adorned with posters and other memorabilia of Manchester United, which made me feel right at home.

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Old 31st July 2009, 14:07
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I have just sailed from Dover to Singapore with Miles so you will be pleased to hear that he is alive and kicking! Not too impressed with some matters on Fred Olsen's Balmoral but that I will put on a cruise critic site rather than here

John
Surprised to here Miles is Still on the High Sea"s
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Old 3rd August 2009, 09:26
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Miles is retired but was on a busman's holiday, a Fred Olsen cruise around the world

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Old 3rd August 2009, 20:05
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There is a photo of Miles on Ocean Monarch in this thread:-
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=3434
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Old 8th January 2010, 23:43
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Came Over To Ssa From Furness Withy Joined Medic In Liverpool 1971 First Run In With A Kiwi Second Engineer But A Good Trip On A Brilliant Ship
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Old 10th January 2010, 13:41
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A couple of photos attached from the 'middle trip' of my three on the Medic.
Miles's Mighty Medics. Played this match in Auckland, nice match, poor guy sitting crossed legged at the front. (the one with the hair) got his leg broken by the then first electricain Kieth Buxey who was playing for the other side.
The other one is lunchtime at anchor, waiting to berth in Tauranga. Happy days.
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Peter
Hi Peter, Is that George Mclroy at the back with the big beard,if it is sailed with him on Iberic. (lunch time at anchor). All best Norman,(trunch).
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Old 15th January 2010, 13:15
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Hi Peter, Is that George Mclroy at the back with the big beard,if it is sailed with him on Iberic. (lunch time at anchor). All best Norman,(trunch).
Hi Norman,
The guy with the big beard was called Ian, not sure of his second name. But Steve on the Darro thread says it was Livingston.
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Old 15th January 2010, 15:22
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I think his name is In Webb. I sailed with him for twp trips on thre mayfield one where he was 5th Eng and next when he was 4th Eng.
Married a Kiwi girl, name of Jane I think.
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