Toe-in-the-water time.

R724465
22nd August 2007, 15:31
Sailed with BI, Blue Funnel, LOF, USS Co of NZ, Holyhead Towing, Indo China
Steam Nav. Co. First went to sea in 1960 on Uganda, couldn't have had a better start. Saw the best and then the decline of our once-great Merchant Navy. Met some fine people, maybe some of them may contribute here?

K urgess
22nd August 2007, 15:38
Welcome aboard from northern East Yorkshire, R724465.
Plenty of our motley crew with similair names in their CVs and I'm sure you'll eventually recognise someone. Enjoy the trip.

Bruce Carson
22nd August 2007, 15:46
R724465, Welcome Onboard--put the entire foot in--we haven't had a piranha around here in at least a month.
Chances are you'll find shipmates here from your old companies. Enjoy Ships Nostalgia and all it has to offer.

Bruce

Derek Roger
22nd August 2007, 16:07
Welcome from Canada.
Derek

R58484956
22nd August 2007, 16:33
Greetings R 724465 and a warm welcome to SN. Plenty of leckies on board here.Enjoy the site and all that goes with it and thanks for signing on Bon voyage
R58

Ron Stringer
22nd August 2007, 16:38
Welcome R 724465. Do enjoy the site.

Yours is the closest Discharge Book number to mine that I have come across so far. Also joined in Liverpool in 1960 - R724849.

benjidog
23rd August 2007, 00:08
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you enjoy the site.

Regards,

Brian

gdynia
23rd August 2007, 05:26
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

billyboy
23rd August 2007, 08:09
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

trotterdotpom
23rd August 2007, 13:12
Welcome. If you haven't already found it, you may be interested in www.lof-news.co.uk/

John T

ddraigmor
23rd August 2007, 14:21
I knew two lekkies with HTC on the deep sea tugs - John Smith and Ron (cab't remember his surname....)

I was with HTC for a few years before going offshore. Did the 'Goch',' 'Wen', 'Las' - and the obligatory 'Llandwyn island'!

Welcome to the site.

Jonty

MikeK
24th August 2007, 09:43
Hi 724465, I served with Indo China SN Co from 1962 to around 1970. Anywhere around your time ? The ships I sailed on are on my profile.
Welcome to a fine forum

MikeK

R724465
24th August 2007, 16:48
Hello MikeK
I was on Carrel, Eastern Ranger, American Main and Eastern Saga between '71 and '74, a bit after your time by the looks of it. Don't seem to hear much mention of them on these forums. Was in HK last Feb. and didn't recognise the place. The House of the 1000 Round Windows is still there though.
Cheers
R724465

R724465
24th August 2007, 17:11
Thanks all for the warm welcome. All that's missing is a cold beer.
Jonty- The Ron you mention, that's me. Don't worry, I have trouble remembering my name sometimes as well
Ron Stringer- Looking again at my Discharge Book it was issued on 25th Apl. in Liverpool. We could have been in the same queue

R724465

Mr-Tomcat
24th August 2007, 18:49
R724465 welcome from Holyhead.

Andrew.

MikeK
24th August 2007, 19:49
Hello MikeK
I was on Carrel, Eastern Ranger, American Main and Eastern Saga between '71 and '74, a bit after your time by the looks of it. Don't seem to hear much mention of them on these forums. Was in HK last Feb. and didn't recognise the place. The House of the 1000 Round Windows is still there though.
Cheers
R724465
Hi there, yes it looks like you were there a bit after me. When I left the new buzz word was 'diversify' which spelled the end of the traditional 'Jardines' way of life. I don't think I fancy H.K now, I bet the likes of Joe's bar off Nathan Road is long gone. I believe Boogey street in Singapore got knocked down as well, what a sin !!
Which was the house of 1000 Round windows ?? Not the office surely - that was the house of a 1000 ar-eholes (A) if anything
Regards
MikeK

ddraigmor
24th August 2007, 20:04
Ron,

Hope all's well then! I remember you from the ''Goch' when Tommy Griffiths was Chief. Long time ago now!

Jonty