Hello from Sheffield via Selby via Sunderland

Eric H
9th June 2011, 17:27
New boy. Have finally worked out how to get onto this site, looks good

Ray Mac
9th June 2011, 19:14
Welcome aboard our fine vessel, and enjoy your time aboard.


9th June 2011, 19:42
Welcome Eric, very interesting profile as I am a Selebian then went to sea on Doxfords (originally)Swan Hunter & Wigwam Richardson. Served my time with a firm of Hospital Engineers in Leeds and did my day release with a few of the lads from Cochranes, one from the Drawing Office - Gareth Griffiths - who went to sea and was a while with Bank Line and then Hoegh Ugland Car Carriers. I ended up here in Venezuela, though try to get back to Selby once a year - even if it is just to have one in Cochranes Wharf to remember those days. Thanks for hacking off 40 years - even if just for a few moments. Kind Regards, David Wilson. PS. Memory Cells just reactivated, Peter Coates, ex MN was at the yard I think.

9th June 2011, 22:21
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

10th June 2011, 06:06
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Alex Salmond
10th June 2011, 08:36
New boy. Have finally worked out how to get onto this site, looks good

Hi Mate,
And pull up a chair at the messroom table here and have a crack, pretty cool drawing on your profile did you do that ?? if so im impressed ,
Cheers the Noo,Alex.

10th June 2011, 15:14
Greetings Eric and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

10th June 2011, 16:10
Welcome aboard enjoy the trip.

Eric H
10th June 2011, 18:03
yes painting is mine, glad you like it. have to do something useful when you retire so am working my way thro all the ships in which I had a design input during my days at Cochrane Shipbuilders,Selby.

Eric H
10th June 2011, 18:08
Thanks for reply. Yes Peter Coates was at the yard until it closed in 1992 as engineering drawing office manager with reponsibilities for engine acceptance and ship trials We are still friends and both worked for IMT Marine when the yard closed, this being a scottish consultancy who asked me to set up an office in Selby to use the experience of ex Cochrane personel.