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Ore Carrier Days (7)-Sheaf Field

Built late 50s for Sheaf Steam Shipping Co (W.A.Souter)- sister to Sheaf Wear (later Irish Wasa)

Just recently come into possession of this slide-- this ship had left the Souter fleet by the time I arrived in 72. To all-please feel free to fill in further details. Location not known-- I estimate la

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Hi John ,
my name is Neil Martin
My father sailed on that vessel in 1970 as electrician, I think the photo is teesport and Im sure I have some pictures of the engineroom if your intereted although I will have to dig them out.
Are you ex Souters, I was fiver and fourth in the 90s

Neil
 

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Hi Neil,

I would appreciate seeing any photos you have of the engine room for interest. I am not sure if it is the same ship - I joined the Irish Wasa (Salen) in the late 70's and left her on long term charter in Chile. I thought that she was built in early 60's though. Mind you, Irish Wasa is a fairly uncomon name ..

Kind regards, doncontrols.
 

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Hi

as ex-Souters i am interested in anything from the "glory (hah!) days"

Doncontrols-- I too was in Irish Wasa and have posted pics on here-- she was ex "Sheaf Wear".The following may interest you:

http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/sheaf_wear_1959.htm
 

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Hi John,

Good to see a picture of the old girl again - I had a brilliant time on that ship. After the Snow boats (reefers), it was a really laid back pace of life. Especially when we were in Chile - just the three ports, so it was like being in hometown all the time...

Cheers, Don
 

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Irish Wasa was my last ship with Souters, we were running fro the Gulf of Saint Lawrence or Monrovia to Fords Dagenham in early 1971.
The Old Man was a first trip Old Man, Marmaduke (Dukie) Bentley and he did me 2 favours. Firstly he instilled in me an intention that the next first trip old man I sailed with would be me and his man management skills were so novel that I left Souters, the best thing I ever did.

Aye

Pat Thompson
 

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think could be about 1969 john heading upriver to eston jetty midds as joined merchant 69 and was working at marton country club but spent time at queens in grangetown and use to pop over to quays see what ships in
 

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