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A very clear set of photos Tony. My only trip on the Mahseer was on the coast in June/July in 1969. Joined in Smiths Dock in Middlesbrough and spent two weeks there before we sailed, why they needed an R/O for that period is questionable. Remember the weather was cloudy all the time in M'Bro and brilliant all the time for Wimbledon on the box. Struggling for names except it was the only time I sailed with Ray Palfreeman, who was 3/E I think, who lived just down the road and we went to his Mum's most nights to eat before hitting the town or tripping to Redcar. What a great bloke he was. A bunch of us went to see The Platters one night at a club in M'Bro and that was a great night out, still love The Platters to this day.
 

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Electrician was Paul Georgieson, yrs tly 3rd mate. Not sure if that coastal was my first run in with Colin Heard as 1st mate. Ray Palfreeman was 3/E
 

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Hugh, do I read that as you were on the same coastal trip? If so I have to be honest and say I cannot remember you, mind you there are any number of people I can't put faces or names to after 40 odd years. I do remember Paul Georgieson but can't put a face to his name for the life of me.

I think this trip may have been the only time I ever went to Hamburg. We had a couple of memorable nights ashore there including one I recall including deck apprentice John Hobbs who had an exceptionally deep voice. We ended up in one of St Pauli's less than finest establishments. Do you remember that?
 

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Hugh was Colin Heard ( A round faced chap ) from Brighton or Bristol ???
Tony ; Ill post a photograph of Paul Georgeson later when I go through my slides
again from the Mahout as I recollect although I sailed with Paul a few times.
 

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Tony, I did the deep sea trip from January 1969 followed by the coastal. George Symonds was the deep sea old man, discharge book signature for the coastal looks a bit like the word Clemments. Did you relieve Nick Prince?

Derek, Colin Heard was a bit round faced and a bulbous bow at the waistline, came through the door ahead of his nose. No idea of his origins. Had been a school teacher for a while before returning to the sea.
 

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Hugh, yes I did relieve Nick Prince. Thanks for that I have been racking my brains trying to remember who I took over from. He rejoined in Tilbury for the next deep sea I am almost certain. I can't read the OM's signature either.
 

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