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TREVANION - I made a voyage as Bosun during 1948.
Tilbury - Kingston for bunkers - Cienfuegos Cuba and loaded 8000 tons of bagged sugar [13 days] Millwall Dock London for discharge of cargo..
Captain Care and Chief Officer Denyer..
13th March to 5th May 1948...Stan Mayes..
 

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TREVANION - a memory of that voyage..
We bunkered at Kingston and preparing to sail late evening we could not find Chippy - his cabin door was locked so presumably he was ashore...We sailed..
About four hours later a womans screams were heard coming from Chippy's cabin and the 2nd Mate went to investigate.
Alongside at Kingston a woman had boarded the ship with a basket of fruit for sale - bottles of rum were under the fruit....Chippy was her only customer and you can guess the rest!!!
On arrival at Cienfuegos Cuba she was taken ashore and it cost Chippy £40 to return her to Jamaica.....Silly boy !!
Stan..
 

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I must admit to being a little confused. As I believe MV Trevanion was sunk by the Graf Spee in 1939. Or is this a later vessel with the same name as her predecessor?.
 

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TREVANION built in 1937 was the one sunk by GRAF SPEE. This one was built by Lithgow's at Port Glasgow in 1944. In 1955 she became AVISBROOK and was scrapped as MICHALIS in 1967.
 

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