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Old 23rd April 2007, 19:04
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Alan,
Thanks for the memories - yes I remember c/eng and a few cohorts going on board the German vl, borrowing a fork lift truck to do so if I remeber rightly And Hudson going to apologise and been made to feel a right heel.

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Must be. There was only one Captain Alan Hudson during to late 60's/Early 70's. I did two voyages with him, Worcestershire and Warwickshire spanning 1968/1969. I understand from his stories that he was a Cadet in WWII so must have been due to retire in the mid 70's
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Hi Alan,

I was 3/O with you on Warwickshire ( I joined in Yokohama) and 2/O on Atlantic Bridge. You will remember our prolonged stay in Antwerp on Atlantic Bridge. Captain Hudson loved telling his stories - he loved them so much they had to be told twice or even three times over for effect! I'm now living in South Devon and recently met up with Dave Clayton for a few beers. In fact, I only found out by accident that we've been living only half a mile apart for the past 8 years. Mind you, the River Dart does form a bit of a barrier.

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Hi Ken
Nice to hear from you. Yes I remember now, you had a full set in those days which I think you shaved off one day for a change! The Engines needed work so we spent time in Antwerp (William Tell came from Sulzer!). Then on leaving, we belted a cargo ship (Balto?) and put her in dry dock, meanwhile we took the engines apart again! Didn't the boiler go for the chop so we spent a week in Norfolk Virginia while the yanks rebuilt it? Have got some cine film of that voyage but can't remember many of the names. I think "Jumbo" Jones was master. The C/Eng was a nice bloke, can picture him now but can't recall name. 3/E "Dave" (played guitar so we formed a group!) We went to Port Headland Australia for ore. Anyway, let me know if you recall any of the others.
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Old 25th April 2007, 16:22
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Nice to hear from you. Yes I remember now, you had a full set in those days which I think you shaved off one day for a change! The Engines needed work so we spent time in Antwerp (William Tell came from Sulzer!). Then on leaving, we belted a cargo ship (Balto?) and put her in dry dock, meanwhile we took the engines apart again! Didn't the boiler go for the chop so we spent a week in Norfolk Virginia while the yanks rebuilt it? Have got some cine film of that voyage but can't remember many of the names. I think "Jumbo" Jones was master. The C/Eng was a nice bloke, can picture him now but can't recall name. 3/E "Dave" (played guitar so we formed a group!) We went to Port Headland Australia for ore. Anyway, let me know if you recall any of the others.
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We did indeed spend a long time in Antwerp and even went to dry-dock after our spat with the Balto. I seem to remember a heap of scrap tubes and bricks on our poop as the boiler repairs progressed in Norfolk. As for personnel, Eric Jones was Master, Ron Neish was C/O, Roger Madison was 3/O, "Veal" MacNeil was Purser, C/E was Robertson? (plus wife) 2/Eng ??, 4/E was Willie?, 5/E was Phil? from Liverpool and J/E was Roger? from Bristol. Neish lives in Totnes but has had major health problems over the past 12 years. Came across Phil when he was 2/E on Mersey Bridge in Ghent in 1976.
Never mind the full set - I'd be content if there was hair on the top of my head nowadays! Do you remember the Aussie nurse who came to the ship in Port Hedland to update our vaccinations? She was given too much to drink and went back to her surgery with iron ore-coloured handprints all over her white uniform! Happy Days.

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Hi Ken
As long as that nurse didn,t have a son called "Rusty", we are fairly safe. Thanks for the crew list, some of the memory has come into sharper focus. We had two 3rd Engineers, the one with the Guitar was Dave Barnes, the other I can see clearly but can't name (was that Willie?). I remeber Phil well, quite tall as I recall. We had a couple of Engineer cadets who no doubt went on to great things. Roger Madison, although overweight, was very strong and could do one handed push-ups. Remember we had some fun with the roulette wheel.
Any way, pass my regards on to any of the others you are in touch with.
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Hi guys ,
a few of you have been talking about the Warwickshire and capt Hudson , i was on warwickshire twice jan 69 to sept 69 as deck cadet and march 71 to oct 71 as 3/0 . Have numerous pics scanned to pc from various bibby line ships of lads on board , unfortunately have forgot a lot of names , here is one of the warwickshire bar with capt hudson in it , anyone know the names of the others .

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Well, if anyone here is currently with Bibby Line might I ask that they contact their office to answer emails? *sigh* Several attempts to glean some info on MV Cheshire and not one single reply.
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Well, if anyone here is currently with Bibby Line might I ask that they contact their office to answer emails? *sigh* Several attempts to glean some info on MV Cheshire and not one single reply.
Mike, contact "M29" on this site. Further back on this thread he mentions sailing on the "Cheshire". Maybe he can help you.

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a few of you have been talking about the Warwickshire and capt Hudson , i was on warwickshire twice jan 69 to sept 69 as deck cadet and march 71 to oct 71 as 3/0 . Have numerous pics scanned to pc from various bibby line ships of lads on board , unfortunately have forgot a lot of names , here is one of the warwickshire bar with capt hudson in it , anyone know the names of the others .

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Hi Mike
You must have left Warwickshire in Hongkong the same time as I joined her (8/09/69). Yes that is indeed "Rock" Hudson in the corner of the bar but although some of the other faces are familiar, can't place any names. Hope you post more pictures, am in the process myself of digging out old slides for posting. Best wishes

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Hi Mike
You must have left Warwickshire in Hongkong the same time as I joined her (8/09/69). Yes that is indeed "Rock" Hudson in the corner of the bar but although some of the other faces are familiar, can't place any names. Hope you post more pictures, am in the process myself of digging out old slides for posting. Best wishes

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Hi Alan ,
yes i left in HK. Did we know each other it was only a small company , i used to go under the nickname Yogi ??
Will post more pics when ive sorted them for suitability if you know what i mean .

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Hello Bibby Line crews,
Do any of you remember the Chippy Peter Hughes of Liverpool?
Peter served in many of their ships including some which are named in these postings.I would appreciate any replies..
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Do any of you remember the Chippy Peter Hughes of Liverpool?
Peter served in many of their ships including some which are named in these postings.I would appreciate any replies..
Here is a picture of him

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Hello Mike ,
Many thanks for the quick reply,and photo..PM on way..
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Old 5th June 2007, 14:15
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Well, if anyone here is currently with Bibby Line might I ask that they contact their office to answer emails? *sigh* Several attempts to glean some info on MV Cheshire and not one single reply.
Hi Mike
I see from another thread that you are trying to find out about a family death involving the Cheshire. I note you have had some Facts & Stats from other members.
Can I suggest (if you haven't already thought of it) contacting the "Liverpool Echo" Like most newspapers, they have a large archive and may be able to help.
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Old 5th June 2007, 14:21
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Many thanks for the quick reply,and photo..PM on way..
Hi stan ,
have replied by email , just in case peter is 2nd from left , as you look at it , i hope i have the right person .Yes copy photo if you want or i can send to you .

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Old 5th June 2007, 14:45
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I was with him on the Herefordshire on her last voyage around 1968. The other names I can remember who were in our messroom were Arthur Briggs, Arthur Bridges and, both QM's.

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Old 5th June 2007, 19:19
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I was with him on the Herefordshire on her last voyage around 1968. The other names I can remember who were in our messroom were Arthur Briggs, Arthur Bridges and, both QM's.

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Hi stuart ,
i left the herefordshire in november 68 , i was a deck cadet , i think williamson was the old man , dont remember anything about it being near to her last voyage though

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Old 6th June 2007, 00:30
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Yogi,
Does your family srill have the boarding house in Blakpool?

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Hi Dick S,
you obviously know me can we talk by email or im

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Old 8th June 2007, 14:37
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i left the herefordshire in november 68 , i was a deck cadet , i think williamson was the old man , dont remember anything about it being near to her last voyage though

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Checking on my discharge book last night, I was a year out. I joined her on 28 May 1969 in Liverpool and paid off in Calcutta on 28 July 69 which was her last voyage for Bibby.

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Old 8th June 2007, 16:05
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Checking on my discharge book last night, I was a year out. I joined her on 28 May 1969 in Liverpool and paid off in Calcutta on 28 July 69 which was her last voyage for Bibby.

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Stuart ,
i wouldnt worry about being only a year out , since joining this site and looking at my discharge book , the fist time in ages ive found ships that i didnt know id sailed on .

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Photo in Warwickshire bar

The one with the beard facing the camera is Keith Hotham, later to be Cargo Engineer on the gas ships.

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Old 12th June 2007, 18:45
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The one with the beard facing the camera is Keith Hotham, later to be Cargo Engineer on the gas ships.

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Thanks for that macd ,
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Old 12th June 2007, 19:38
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warwickshire / herefordshire

thought some of you ex bibbyliners might like these , sorry about quality but scanned fom old b&w , and had to resize to upload .

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