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BMW Simon



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One egg for breakfast and a bowl of porridge, only condensed milk, wevels in everything!!! see the spuds stacked up aft of the funnel,(the galley was just below) Harmatton J.and C. Harrisons Of London in Vancouver 1968
See also this link for more fascinating stories!.....
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...779/ppuser/145
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Simon.
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GlobeChart
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Registered: July 2004
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Tue, 3 August 04 06:10

Great to see at least one tramp, Harrisons at that.
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John Rogers

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Tue, 24 August 04 16:49

I guess I was lucky,I sailed on the Hartismere when she was new1948 ,too new for roaches and the cook was a good one.
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oldbosun

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Tue, 24 August 04 18:55

One egg for breakfast? Every day?That's overfeeding :-). I was used to one egg Thursdays and Sundays. Same with fruit, an apple OR an orange Thursdays and Sundays. One tramp I was on, "Caithness" belonging to Sutherland's of Newcastle, curried currants for breakfast!! Had a padlocked pump outside the galley where you could get a bucket of freshwater to do what you liked with it. Drink it, shave with it, bathe with it! Plenty of water to shower with, as long as it was sea water.
Did it bother us? Of course not, that was going to sea. We knew no different.
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WLH
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Mon, 5 December 05 06:44

I thought hunger was only applicable to Hogarth, the HH was synonamus with
one egg, per month - cockroach soup was a luxury, you don't know how lucky
to have enjoyed such delicacies.........WLH
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Peter (Pat) Baker

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Mon, 5 December 05 09:14

In my day(1950's-1960's) Hungry Harrisons always referred to T&J Harrisons of Liverpool, also known as the Apple Daddy boats.
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Rupert

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Thu, 8 December 05 07:49

I was on the Harpalycus in 1959/60 when the skipper passed away after putting him ashore in the Azores. I dont think it was tthe food that did him in as my recolection was it wasen't that bad. Mind you when they promoted 1st Mate Hasard that was it!! I was glad I paid off in Buneos Airies with Appendicitis.
By the way have photo of her if any one interested
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Don Sangster
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Sun, 11 December 05 22:35

Am of same opinion as Pat Baker it was Harrisons of Liverpool that was known as hungry sailed to the Persian gulf on the Hartismere for 9 months on charter to Hansa line and she was a good feeder Don Sangster
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Rupert

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Fri, 10 March 06 12:09

I think you might be all wrong I was on the Baron Berwick the company was know as Hungry Hogarths!
Now there was a fast ship even the sailing dhows used to overtake us!!
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John Rogers

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Fri, 10 March 06 13:22

During my time at sea Harrison's of London was good feeders and hungry was the name for Harrison's of Liverpool,also Hogarts received the same distinction.
I was on the Hartismere for 14 months and never a bad meal,she was a great ship for a tramp.
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BMW Simon

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Fri, 10 March 06 18:33

Well sorry to disappoint you! but the fridges broke down on the way out to Shanghai (from Rotterdam) we stopped West Africa for bunkers & because we were on communist Chinese charter the South African air force kept buzzing us whilst transversing the cape, Britain was one of the very few western countries that traded with China in those days, not many countries would allow us to dock,the Red Guards marched us to "The Friendship Store" ship was decorated with streamers,propaganda music piped over the ship 24 hours,dead bodies floating down the river every morning!, Skipper had to read aloud to crew in wardroom the "Red Book", the red guards wiped Taiwan off the maps & charts! children cleaning out the bilges,then on charter doing the Chinese coast, Playboy Mags & any western newspapers confiscated,there was a story doing the rounds that an unfortunate 2nd mate on a Hains Norsk ship had taken some photos for posterity & had been promptly locked up never to be seen again!!! So they were interesting times indeed.
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IAN BEATON JACK
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Sat, 11 March 06 05:12

when did harrisons change their funnel,if i remember it used to be two of fat and one of lean.
ian

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BMW Simon

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Sat, 11 March 06 05:28

Hi Ian
That was a different Harrisons,I think based in Liverpool, J.& C. Harrisons of London of which M.V.Harmatton belonged to was then one of the oldest British shipping company's in existence, they lost a huge amount of their fleet in WW2 and never really recovered apart from a few tramps of which M.V.Harmatton was one, I'm sure one of the eminent historians on line here will furnish us with full details!
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gdynia

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Sat, 11 March 06 05:32

Simon
Sailed with 2 ex Harrison men a few years back on a Dutch vessel. Might you have come across them Ronnie McIntyre ex Ch.Stwd and Jimmy Campbell ex Ch.Engineer

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Pilot mac
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Sat, 11 March 06 05:54

There used to be a third Harrisons, Harrisons Clyde, anyone remember them?
Back in 1971/2 I was on a ship bound for Karachi when the India/Pakistan war broke out. There was a Harrisons ship in the anchorage off Karachi that got hit by a missile, anyone remember which one? Harmattan seems to ring a bell, I believe an Ellermans ship was also hit on the same day? Luckily we were diverted!

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Jim Cobban
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Sat, 11 March 06 06:16

I sailed as 3rd Mate on the Harmattan 22.7.68 to 24.6.69 Started with a crew of 32 and within that trip we lost 18 through illness, desertions and jail. At that time there was an unwritten agreement that having done a trip to China you were entitled to be repatriated if the ship was returning - as was the case with us. Nevertheless - back we went. Certainly a hungry ship ! All good experience.
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