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Old 11th July 2006, 09:59
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Hi Everybody, im looking for all Ellerman city Line crew from 1965 until 1973
Robin Williams x Electrcian.
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Old 11th July 2006, 10:52
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Hi Robin
Here one for you, ex Ellerman 1662/67 in the period 65/67 ex City of Winchester,City of Glasgow (sen appr) City of Karachi and City of bedford ( 3rd mate)
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Old 19th January 2007, 03:19
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OK I'll bite, Did my time '68-'76 deck officers apprenticeship came ashore with Mates ticket (after seeing the light where Ellermans & the industry was going). Mainly sailed out of Canada on CCL (Hull, Colombo, Ottawa & Toronto), Did the maiden voyage on the Hull east-about ending up in St John, One trip on the Arcadian on the Naffy Med run and one on the Bedford down to Yarpy.

Bite me back...and see if we clashed along the way.
CHEERS
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Old 19th January 2007, 03:24
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You had the pleasure of the Bedford ? What a gracefull old lady she was, when her boilers weere not driving the Ch & 2nd Engs crazy that is. I was on her for one trip on the yarpy run. Was quite a come-uppance for me having just completed the maiden voyage on the Hull, the newest ship in the fleet bounced over to the oldest lady in the fleet. This would have been late 1969 or early 70 if I remember correctly.
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Old 19th January 2007, 20:35
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City Line 1968 - 72

I left Houlders after getting my 2/Mates Cert. Sailed under Capt. Rex Broadbent on the City of Eastbourne on the CIP run. Spent a year on the City of Winchester under Capt. Tommy Rigg before transferring to the City of Brisbane. Left the City of Brisbane in drydock in Cardiff where she was being handed over to Ben Line. I enjoyed the experience on all three vessels and always sailed with good people. However, the fleet was shrinking rapidly, as were the opportunities, so I moved on.

The attached thumbnail was taken in the Bent-L-Bow, the bar of the City of Winchester. Recognise anyone?

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Old 8th April 2007, 21:40
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Hi Everybody, im looking for all Ellerman city Line crew from 1965 until 1973
Robin Williams x Electrcian.
Robin.
Well hello old chap !
Joined my first ship with you in the London docks,was one of the big 4.
I was also a first trip elect.
Chief elect. was Peter Hamp.
Met you later on the C. of Chester.
I'm afraid time really flies,do hope you are well and life has treated you kindly.
Will not make this a long communication but would realy like to hear from you.
All best wishes.
Doug. Fidler
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Old 8th April 2007, 22:49
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thought u was in rehab
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Old 1st May 2007, 21:39
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thought u was in rehab
Waiting to be released from the mental institute before commencing rehab.
Terence do I know you ? If so please refresh my memory.
Doug. F.
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Old 25th May 2007, 08:28
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Hi Everybody, im looking for all Ellerman city Line crew from 1965 until 1973
Robin Williams x Electrcian.
Hullo
I was aprentice ,3rd mate and 2nd mate during this period
City of Sydney ,York,Durban,Guilford,Manchester ,Birmingham and many others
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Old 6th June 2007, 21:12
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Robin from "City of Newcastle" January-June 1971??
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Old 14th December 2007, 12:26
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Hi Robin Remember me?good to hear you again.Wishing you a verry Happy Xmas and New Year.I am trying to find news of Ken Porter from Hull who was 2/Eng with Ellermans.
regards Malcolm (Bennington)
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Old 14th December 2007, 13:24
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You old scoundrel!
We were on the Prince Rupert City to China when I was 2/0. Got a letter today from Joe Fitzsimmons C/E on that trip....Xmas Day through Suez ring a bell?? And I have other photos !!
Looked on this thread as I was Ellermans 1969 till 1975.
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Old 14th December 2007, 13:26
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Is one of people in the photo Joe Cashmore C/Stwd?,what is the name of the bearded one?
Best wishes for Xmas and New Year.

Malcolm Bennington ex Ellerman 'leccy' 1961-63 & 1969-73
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Old 14th December 2007, 14:54
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Is one of people in the photo Joe Cashmore C/Stwd?,what is the name of the bearded one?
Best wishes for Xmas and New Year.

Malcolm Bennington ex Ellerman 'leccy' 1961-63 & 1969-73
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If you are referring to the picture of the Bent Elbow Bar.....yes, Joe Cashmore is in the background. If I remember correctly, the bearded one is Pete Soones(Sp?) who was the Coastal C/O at the time.

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Old 15th December 2007, 13:27
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Thanks for info regards Joe Cashmore, I sailed with him I think on the City of Liverpool around 1973,he caused quite a stir with one of the stewrds when they found his blow up dooly (purchased in Japan) in his bed!!
regards Malcolm
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Old 19th January 2008, 14:29
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Robin my Tel. Phone number is (France) so calling from the U.K it will be
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Old 29th February 2008, 16:44
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Hello Robin
Sailed with Ellermans as an Engineer from 1965-79, both steamers and motorships. I did a lot of coasting on the older motorships so maybe our paths crossed.
Dave Williams,
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Old 20th April 2008, 02:30
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Hi Robin,
Have to strain the brain a bit, but cadet, 66-70, on Poona, York, Cape Town, Lancaster???, York again, then 3/O 70-72 on York and Dundee, the started 73 as 2/O on Wellington IO think!! Stayed until 77 then ventured onto tankers.....
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Old 11th September 2008, 18:22
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Hello Doug
You definitely won't remember me but in 1969 I did a trip with you on the City of Gloucester. I was only 17 at the time and di the trip to India before I went to college for my cadetship. Terry cornick was the other cadet.
I'm still at sea with a few years left before retiring. Now working on a SEWOP in the Irish Sea sevicing the oil and gas rigs. It's been a long life with many adventures.
All the best
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Old 12th September 2008, 02:36
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City of Colombo

What a coincidence - Just sighted her photo in the gallery July 73 in Shields,
I was on her when it was taken (3 & 2 off, Capt Hine.& Cliff Bunt) after 2.5 round trips CIP/ CCL that's to say over 13 'fun & eventfull' months. We came to Shields not just for her regular D/D but also to straighten out her corrigated hull And prop which got somewhat bent trying to sail from Cornerbrook in thick ice.

The C/Eng wanted to patent the new prop shape because the slip for the voyage was the best ever recorded.

I could write a book about that trip, from the Arab oil embargo in '72 and a 42 day Voy direct Bombay to Monteal (Father's Moustache - nurses night seems stuck in my memory) ending up at the 'Jungle' and my first, and only, dose !

Brgd
Alex Booth
AKA.. The Cornerbrook Kid (but that's another story ;-

"The mate stood on the focsle deck, his name was Clifford Bunt, throwing shackles at Mason-Price coz he's a silly $*&#..."

There were some 17 verses in total from the varied 'occurances' during. That marathon voyage.
Kidapor road .... Kilindini road
Where, I think, the most colourful ;-)

Cheers all

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Old 22nd September 2008, 16:54
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The bearded one is alive and kicking - albeit clean shaven!! I'm in touch with Tim Seeman & Paul Harwood. Who else did you know? My last ship in 1978 was City of Newcastle (apt for a Geordie!). Retired in 1983.

Pete Soones
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Old 27th September 2008, 17:02
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Hi Everybody, im looking for all Ellerman city Line crew from 1965 until 1973
Robin Williams x Electrcian.
Robin, I sailed with Ellermans from 1969 until 1980 something...from aprentice to C/O. First ship City of Madras also Lancaster,Guilford,Liverpool,New York,P.E.,Exeter, Singapore, Adelaide, and others.....Michael Taylor
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Old 3rd November 2008, 17:49
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I was junior R/O on the City of Port Elizabeth 17-6-70 to 6-1-71. Chief R/O was Bob Kerr. The Leccie was a scouser, and a real character, but I can't recall his name. The plumber was forever trying to scrounge booze in port, but I forget his name too.

The Leccie introduced me to the delights of Rotterdam's red light district among other things. Ah, what naughty days those were!

Dave Ellis.
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Old 10th November 2008, 23:28
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My late father was Capt Rex Broadbent, would be very interested to hear of any experiences as sadly he passed away before I could ask him many questions

Thanks Noel Broadbent
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Old 12th November 2008, 01:43
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Hey Noel,
Your father's name is very familiar to me, but I can't remember from which ship or from where,
I can only think he must have been a relieving officer/Capt on one of my voyages.
Have you seen his Disch. Book? that would help fine tune my RAM - also cure my curiosity which you have well & truly
tweaked.
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