1st March 2006, 11:14
has anybody any memories of m.v. chatham and m.v.bede.Meirion

1st March 2006, 11:43
Hi Meirion.
I sailed on the Chatam 1961/1962 as an AB.Signed on in Dublin. sailed to Philladelphia and then had 3 weeks in BA. Signed off in Victoria docks London. She had a name change then to the Mendoza Star. I believe she was sold to an Italian Subsidery company in 1967 and renamed the Calavittoria.



1st March 2006, 18:36
thanks Tony C3 for the gen on the chatham,I sailed on her for two trips in 1960.A great little ship, but she started rolling before leaving dock.

31st August 2008, 21:45
I joined her in Aug 1960 working by in L/pool for one day! no sooner got my bags on board I was told to leave as there was a change of plan? I later that month joined her sister ship "Constable" in Preston for 5 happy trips before she was transferred to Blue Star as "Santos Star" They looked more like luxury yachts than reefers!(Thumb)