shaw savill 1968 to 1976

22nd April 2014, 22:54
I now realise that these years of being an engineer cadet, junior, 5th and 4th engineer were privileged ones within a world that was about to end and be taken over by containers. No longer would there be 8 week Kiwi coastals, or the fun of a week in port in BA on the Royal Mail Line re-named C boats (particularly the Cretic/Drina whose two Doxfords were wonderful machines). One would never go above 100 rpm whereas the other always would, made me think that the propellers can't have been a perfect pair!

22nd April 2014, 23:09

On behalf of the SN Moderators, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey - we guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
You will certainly spark many happy memories when you have a chance to explore our threads and, who knows, you may even re-establish contact with old shipmates.
Good luck! (Thumb)

23rd April 2014, 02:34
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

23rd April 2014, 21:13
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

23rd April 2014, 22:05
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Mick.

24th April 2014, 11:57
Greetinhgs Mick and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Ken Thorpe
29th July 2015, 10:48
Greetings "Pongo",
whilst looking for photos of The Drina and its Doxford Racing Team of 1977, came accross the post.
Brgs Gungadin

Ps The Drina still sails now as an RC model.

Perks of the Deepsea third Mate (4 plans under my bunk)
and they were selling her.

2nd August 2015, 18:10
Greetings Ken

How about posting some pictures of Cretic/Drina? I sailed on her as a young engineer in 69-71 and would love to see your model.
Jim H

2nd August 2015, 18:12
Greetings Mick

Welcome aboard, I hope to hear some more of your time with SS&A
Jim H