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3 Ben boats in Hong Kong

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Old 21st December 2006, 19:21
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3 Ben boats in Hong Kong

I was on the Cruachan some sore heads for a few days !!
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Old 21st December 2006, 23:45
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Does anyone know the 3 Bens ??
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Old 22nd December 2006, 04:35
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Ahoy,
The BENGLOE 1961 + BENCRUACHAN 1968,as for the one at the back of the BENCRUACHAN, need some help from the "experts.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 06:30
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The number of letters indicate perhaps one of the V's....
Vrackie, Vorlich or Vannoch.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 11:39
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3 for'd hatches and looks like one abaft the bridge? I'd go for the 'Vrackie.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 12:50
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You got the V correct - It was the Valla
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Old 22nd December 2006, 13:27
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Ho Ho Billy that woud have been some shin-dig,who all was in the old man's cabin after that visit.!!!,Don't think it is the Valla Billy,the Valla was the same build as the Gloe,more like the Lomond class.

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Old 22nd December 2006, 15:57
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Sorry Wullie,
It is the 'Valla (I) this photo appears in Michael Strachan's book of the Ben Line 1825~1982 "An Anecdotal History"
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Old 22nd December 2006, 17:12
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Its the Benvrackie she was the first of that class and she was distinctive in that on the Passenger Deck in the accomodation the walkway is open where on the Doran and the Lomond it is enclosed The Valla was similar to the Gloe
I sailed on the Bendoran and Benlomond
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Old 22nd December 2006, 17:27
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If you compare the pictures of the three vessels on the following website you will see what I mean
http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuil...ip.asp?id=5106
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Old 22nd December 2006, 21:00
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You will actually find she is the "'vrackie".
Micheal Stachans book was wrongly captioned, one thing I noticed when I got it.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 22:27
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I cannot remanber myself !!! Looking at the funnel it could be the Vrackie !!! I remember Roddy MacSwegan the Bosun doing a highland fling onthe sampson post to the music from the Chippy on the bagpipes
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Old 22nd December 2006, 22:31
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It was the Vrackie as I joined her a year later and wee Rod was the Chippy!!!

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Old 22nd December 2006, 22:36
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You will actually find she is the "'vrackie".
Micheal Stachans book was wrongly captioned, one thing I noticed when I got it.
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I agree with you - there is a lot of things captiond wrongly in Micheal Strachans book!!!
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Old 22nd December 2006, 23:02
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Ho Ho Billy that woud have been some shin-dig,who all was in the old man's cabin after that visit.!!!,Don't think it is the Valla Billy,the Valla was the same build as the Gloe,more like the Lomond class.
I think every AB and fireman was up LOL !!!!! If I remsmber correctly we were given a few beers for beating the Gloe in a football match !! No Loggings !! After all it was Capt. Ken Hardie. He stood by his crew but you dare not cross him!!!!
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Old 23rd December 2006, 13:13
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Have to agree, it is the 'Vrackie, on closer inspection of the photo, the name is seen clearly. You can also make out the two cranes on the aft accomodation block,my cabin was underneath and at times only way to sleep was with a few Tennants help!
Sailed on her and the 'Lomond
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Old 26th December 2006, 15:35
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billy,was it wee rod knowles that was the chippy ?
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Old 26th December 2006, 16:11
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Aye it was Rod Knowles the Chippy. The last time I met him was in Aberdeen - he had set up a business making pallets for the oil industry and doing well !!
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Old 26th December 2006, 19:31
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thanks Billy, thought it might have been the same man.had a few good laughs wi him on the "vrackie"

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Old 30th May 2007, 10:01
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I was on the Cruachan some sore heads for a few days !!
Just joined ship's nostaga today.

I remember this, it was in 1968 and I was cadet on the Bengloe. I'm sure this happened on more than one occasion.
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Welcome to SN Captarburns.Thank you for joining the crew, enjoy the site and all it has to offer. Bon voyage.
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Old 6th June 2007, 16:46
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Bencruachan

On the topic of ben boats together, here is a photo of the Bencruachan and Benledi taken in Labuan, September 1977
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Old 6th June 2007, 17:20
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I think I was 2nd Mate on the Ledi at the time.
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Old 6th June 2007, 20:44
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George Wells was the deck cadet on the Ledi then...cannot remember any other crew
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Old 7th June 2007, 08:44
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[ATTACH]P2030102.jpg[/ATTACH]The members of the 'Ledi crew that I remember were Master Ron Thomas, C/O Ian Morrison, 1/O Ian Hamilton, 2/O Me, Cdts George Wells, Cameron McLeod, C/E Bob Dale, 2/E Tam McKay, 3/E Bob Stephenson, 4/E Willie Muller, 5/E Donald Buchan, Lecky John Snaith, 2/Lecky Derek ? That's all I can remember. I think the date would be back end of 1977 as we had Christmas homeward bound. It was a good trip, so they tell me!! There are still a couple of photos surviving in the Hong Kong Bar, Penang, although a bit singed around the edges. P2030100.jpg

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