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· Date: Sat, 29 December 07 · Views: 246
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K urgess
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Sat, 29 December 07 11:36

I've edited that a bit for you, vasco.
Got rid of some of the white so that they show up more clearly.
Bit of a black art this scanning lark ain't it.
Cheers
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Sat, 29 December 07 13:25

Tmac will be pleased... he has never seen one of his twins looking so thin.
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vasco

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Sat, 29 December 07 17:02

That is exactly the shot, believe it or not. Unless Kris stretched things a bit. Got a few more to put in yet, been raiding the attic.
Loaded Stolt Span & CYS Mariner earlier but no sign of them yet.
I did the maiden Voyage on Hornby. Crankcase explosion and all. Your earlier description elsewhere of 1709 & 1710 was technically correct. However before we left the yard we were known as 1709 and a half. A lot was borrowed from the Elstree just to get us away.
Did you ever find out about Batch?

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Sun, 30 December 07 14:11

Umm what can I say except "it's a fair cop gov but I wuz only obeying orders" Funny thing is I never heard her called 1709 and a half though, compared to some of the names she had that is quite complimentary. I remember telling the Houlders marine super shipbuilding isn't funny, It is the way you do it, he replied. At least the hull paint stayed on for that photograph.

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vasco

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Sun, 30 December 07 17:55

TMAC1720

Have you seen my pic of the Elstree?

Who was the Architect/shipwrite/engineer from H&W who did a trip with the Hornby? Nice Guy.

Used to hear from Maurice Patterson, the Lecky, time served at H&W but also long timer with Houlders. Do you know if he is still about? He'd be well into his 80's now I think.
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Tue, 1 January 08 17:20

Hi Taffy, Geeze mate you had me doing a bit of head scratching with that one, nice guy in H&W ?? sorry mate just ask Tonga, no such animal
I think the guy you mean is John Creen he was the guy who usually got the sh1t end of the stick. You would remember his boss if he had been aboard. The chief engineer for H&W was a guy called Ted Hayes, big bushy beard and built like a brick sh1thouse......believe me NOT a guy to fall out with

I haven't seen Maurice for years so I can't give you any info there, sorry.

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