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Harry Jefferson, P Y Wright and myself
· Date: Thu, 27 October 05 · Views: 1,441
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thunderd

Registered: April 2005
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Thu, 27 October 05 04:09

I've never seen engineers so clean before, I'd have sworn they were in the ship's bakery LOL

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John Leary

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Registered: March 2005
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Thu, 27 October 05 09:24

Alan
Many thanks for sharing this picture. I never had a picture of Harry and he is just as I remembered him from 1964 except I think he lost a little weight in your picture. Peter Wright is also familiar as I believe I met him on Manaar once in Colombo when I was 2nd RO on Mahseer. Were you short of space on the Cunard Proncess as the radio room strikes me as very cramped?

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Cunarder
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Registered: October 2005
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Thu, 27 October 05 09:44

Yes John, space was at a premium on those ships, as it was on their predecessors, Adventurer and Ambassador. Still, it was adequate and everything was "in reach". These photos bring back fond memories - like sitting in that office everynight from midnight to 0130 or so taking the press from WCC on a "telegraph typewriter" !! And note the TTY machine - cutting edge technology for 1980.....
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Derek Roger
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Thu, 27 October 05 10:41

Great picture . What ever happened to Harry and PY . Only sailed with PY on the coast Masirah 67 or Maidan 68 .
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Cunarder
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Thu, 27 October 05 10:46

I regret I don't know what happened to Harry afterwards. PY was "seconded" onto QE2 around the time that I left in '81 - after that, I'm unsure.
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michael james

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Registered: February 2005
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Sat, 29 October 05 14:29

Alan, I met Harry coasting and sailed deep sea with Peter, cannot remember which ship tho, you might have lost a bit on top since our Mawana days Alan, happy days
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Doug Rogers

Registered: August 2004
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Sat, 29 October 05 18:22

It certainly looks very cramped, may well have been very hot to work in unless they had really good a/c.

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Derek Roger
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Sat, 29 October 05 21:46

My first trip was on the Maipura . Harry was Sparks . Shack on Maipura was a lot smaller than that ! Plus we carried a 2nd sparks which made it even more crowded .
There was no a/c or air cooling on Maipra !!! A night ahore in Calcutta was bliss ! A/C at the Great Oriental Hotel ( Gin and fresh Limes mmmm) Plus the lighthouse Theatre was also air conditioned / sit back ; have a beer and watch some really awful movie ! The worse the show / the more we drank ! A lousey movie was most welcome !
Often after the night ashore which usually ended up in Free School Street ! or Isiahs we had Rickshaw races up Chowringiiee. I have a few stries of those if anyone is interested .
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Peter Eccleson

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Wed, 2 August 06 10:13

Alan
Remember the 'Countess radio room excatly the same! Made fault finding & two men working a bit difficult at times!!
At least Adventurer and Ambassador radio rooms were little more spacious.
See you managed to capture Eric Bainger as well in an earlier pic.
Peter

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Tony Selman

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Wed, 2 August 06 10:21

That certainly is cramped, definitely with all that kit in there. Did Brock's Head Office design that Radio Room? All of the ones I sailed on were bigger than that appears and with a lot less kit on the cargo ships and tankers of course.
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gwzm
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Registered: November 2005
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Thu, 3 August 06 15:04

I didn't recognise Harry Jefferson in this photo at first - he'd lost a lot of weight since I did my first trip as a Chota Marconi Sahib (2R/O) with Harry on the Mahseer in 1963. Harry was a real character and certainly gave me a good start.
Long after I'd left the sea, my company was using QE2 as accommodation and convention centre for a trade show we were running in Boston. Of course I had to look up the R/Os. It turned out that the 1 R/O was Chris Connerty and the 2 R/O was PY Wright - both ex-Brocklebank. A real pleasure and several celebratory beers were consumed in the officers' bar!
All the best,
John/GWZM
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Derek Roger
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Fri, 4 August 06 00:47

I sailed only once with the Infamous PY Wright . ( On the coast )

You may or may not have heard of his exploits on the coast in Antwerp where some how while slightly under the influence he thought he had won the pools !!!

He fired off a message to head office informing them that he had won the Pools and was currently running amok with a fire axe in the Radio shack; further more they could stick his job up their Arses ! He completed the message with his resignation !

Next morning in the cool light of day when he realised he had not won the Pools he sent another message to the effect " he had not won the pools ; had not run amok with a fire axe and retracted his resignation !
Both messages were as rumor had it were posted side by side ( In frames ) in head office .
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SimonCunard

Registered: June 2007
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Tue, 29 April 08 03:57

Peter Wright was onboard when I was Crew Purser on Princess in 1989. What a nice chap....
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