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The Hooghly River & its pilots.
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Hugh Ferguson



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This is front cover of a little booklet, issued in 1969, by the Hooghly Pilots to celebrate the tercentenary of the service.
As a retired Cinque Ports Pilot it was of particular interest to me to see the names recorded, of the 6 of them who went out there in 1669 in order to set up the service.
If any interest is shown in this subject I will scan the odd page and post it accordingly.
· Date: Sat, 3 February 07 · Views: 222
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Pusser509

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Sat, 3 February 07 08:47

I believe a couple of ex-RCN River class frigates were converted to pilot vessels after WW II. One of them was certainly named Hooghly. If there is any mention/photo of her or her sister, I would certainly be interested in seeing it.

As an aside, one of my secondary duties as the officer responsible for ceremonial while entering and leaving harbour in my last ship was to greet the pilot as he came aboard and escort him to the bridge. I met some interesting characters.
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