Windsor intro.

21st March 2010, 19:23
Pre-sea training at Plymouth School of Navigation 1959/60. Served my time with Furness-Withey and sailed with Prince, Furness-Bermuda, Royal Mail, PSNC and Cairn Lines within the group until Masters in 1970. Then joined Esso tankers for a while, moved to Ocean Inchcape in the North Sea, thence to Unicorn Lines on the South African coast.
Joined the South African Harbour Service in 1974 and remained until retirement in 2009 in various capacities - tugmaster, dredgermaster and pilot.

Peter Hockaday

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21st March 2010, 19:30
Peter, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and thank you for your first posting - you will find more than a few kindred spirits on here. Do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage, (Thumb)

K urgess
21st March 2010, 19:33
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Peter.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

21st March 2010, 21:42
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Steve Woodward
21st March 2010, 22:19
Welcome to SN from East Yorkshire, enjoy your time with us

22nd March 2010, 00:04
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

22nd March 2010, 00:17
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
22nd March 2010, 10:40
Welcome Peter to this great site
Best wishes

22nd March 2010, 10:47
Greetings Peter and a warm welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Reginald Perry DeCamp
24th March 2010, 16:21
Welcome aboard Peter smooth sailing. Reggie.

24th March 2010, 21:06
Thanks for the welcome everyone. Looking forward to spending a lot of time on the site.
Peter Hockaday

29th March 2011, 17:33
Hello Peter,

Long time no hear, is everything OK?

I spent a few happy years sailing to Durban on the mail ships. How is it to live in SA now?

Some say its better than ever, some say very bad.

Should I bring my wife to show her the place where I spent some happy times?

Whats your take on things please?