fyffes m boats

john v
27th November 2007, 14:11
Hi i worked on Fyffes M boats early 70s in the galley great times any other catering crew out there MORANT 71 MATINA 71 72 MOTAGUA 72 MANISTEE 72 MAZATEC 72 73

gdynia
27th November 2007, 14:23
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

Bruce Carson
27th November 2007, 15:01
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, John.
There's much information on the E&F ships here, so make yourself at home and enjoy our site.

Bruce

R58484956
27th November 2007, 15:05
Welcome John to SN enjoy the trip and bon voyage.

K urgess
27th November 2007, 15:18
Welcome to the crew, John.
Plenty of catering staff among our members and a few Fyffes.
Enjoy the trip.

Gulpers
27th November 2007, 19:59
John,

A warm welcome to SN from the Isle of Anglesey.
There is every chance that you will meet old shipmates on this site so, have a good look round and join in the banter as much as possible.
Beware, it is addictive! (Thumb)

benjidog
27th November 2007, 23:17
Welcome from Lancashire,

I hope you will enjoy the site.

Regards,

Brian

neilrc
5th April 2010, 19:23
Hi i worked on Fyffes M boats early 70s in the galley great times any other catering crew out there MORANT 71 MATINA 71 72 MOTAGUA 72 MANISTEE 72 MAZATEC 72 73

Hi John
I was on the Morant as a Boy Cook in 1971 aged 16. Flew out & Joined in New Orleans early September 1971. Went to Colon Panama. Turbo, Columbia, Almirante Panama and across to Livorno in Italy with a ship load of Bananas. Got signed off in Livorno as knew then that it wasnt for me & got a train back to the UK. tried one more stint on a Port Line ship then worked ashore.

Neil Clarke

terence
5th April 2010, 21:39
enjoy
terry music man
ex fyffes man

billyboy
5th April 2010, 22:15
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

baz140
26th February 2012, 12:06
hi served over ten years in fyffes was on all the m boats and the roatan ? spider webb potter ludo stanley to name just a few great years only wish i had kept the crew lists lol

R815614
26th February 2012, 16:21
hi served over ten years in fyffes was on all the m boats and the roatan ? spider webb potter ludo stanley to name just a few great years only wish i had kept the crew lists lol

Sailed with fyffes for 11 years in catering,maiden voy on morant and musa,magdelana as well as r.boats ,t.boats,and p,boats.eddie king,r815614.

baz140
26th February 2012, 16:30
Sailed with fyffes for 11 years in catering,maiden voy on morant and musa,magdelana as well as r.boats ,t.boats,and p,boats.eddie king,r815614.

hi think ur a purser /chief steward ?lol barrie cole here cat boy .ast steward ast cook 2nd cook . cpo cook

R815614
26th February 2012, 16:34
hi think ur a purser /chief steward ?lol barrie cole here cat boy .ast steward ast cook 2nd cook . cpo cook

was purser etc from73 but sailed as cat/boy,asst stwd ,gp stwd and 2nd stwd,went to whitco,then salen,then c.p.ships till 83 when i came ashore . eddie

baz140
26th February 2012, 16:44
was a cat boy on roatan and mazatec then ass stwd till about the time the four old ms whent to whitco management got the boot then .but the office rang me a few days later for a fly out job as someone had gone sick stayed with them till 84 then came out baz

chris100
5th March 2012, 17:39
Hi Barrie. I was on the m boats from 79 till they laid them up.. I think it was the magdalena which I left in Cadiz.. I sailed with you a few times and have never forgotten your ox tail jardiniere.. You made me up a huge pot when I was night watchman in south shields. Spent a month there over Christmas early 80's.. Chris cole..

besty
18th February 2014, 20:41
hi served over ten years in fyffes was on all the m boats and the roatan ? spider webb potter ludo stanley to name just a few great years only wish i had kept the crew lists lol

Remember spider, pansy potter, ludo and his tongue.Shaun archer(cook) rab his 2nd cook many other names

pete barlow.
21st February 2014, 11:25
Hi John,
I made one trip on the MV Matina as ass/stwd 12 jan 1956 to 5 feb 1956. also sailed on MV Nicoya Mv Pacuare +S S Tortuguero
pete barlow.[=P]

kevin morgan
21st February 2014, 12:25
Does anyone remember Phil Saunders AB (he used to speak very fondly of the M boats) an old mate from years back ?

1958 malcolm lowe
8th October 2016, 21:05
Hi John.
I was cat-boy on magdalena joined her in seattle 1974, chief cook was dennis slade, and assit cook was brian shields. spent 7 months on her it was great.
had 2 stints on the magdalena and 2 on the morant. was made redundant 1976 had 2 great years loved it.