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Search: Posts Made By: Willjon
Forum: Ben Line 4th February 2017, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By Willjon
Hi Stuart, have just finished your book and...

Hi Stuart, have just finished your book and enjoyed it very much, it brought back memories of times gone by. Like you I discovered after leaving the Bens just how highly the training they gave their...
Forum: Ben Line 4th February 2017, 21:47
Replies: 30
Views: 8,075
Posted By Willjon
Hi Ann, Iam sure I sailed with your Dad when I...

Hi Ann, Iam sure I sailed with your Dad when I was on the coast on several Ben Boats. I am afraid I never kept a diary at that time and I have to rely on signatures in my discharge books and my not...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd February 2017, 17:27
Replies: 16
Views: 5,272
Posted By Willjon
I sailed on the Hurley Beacon as 3rd Mate and 2nd...

I sailed on the Hurley Beacon as 3rd Mate and 2nd mate between October 1964 and June 1966, one voyage, circunavigated the globe several times but never went back to them though. Captain Calvert was...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 27th January 2017, 00:21
Replies: 150
Views: 42,518
Posted By Willjon
Well, well, well, Good to hear from you Ken I...

Well, well, well, Good to hear from you Ken I remember you well and as you say our conversations were as varied as they were enjoyable. I retired from seagoing in November 1993 did a few years with...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 27th January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 150
Views: 42,518
Posted By Willjon
Yes I think that could well be me, I had a pretty...

Yes I think that could well be me, I had a pretty varied career ending up on BP coastal Tankers running into Grangemouth and all over the uk. You didn't mention a name so I am not sure who I am...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 26th January 2017, 23:34
Replies: 150
Views: 42,518
Posted By Willjon
Hi Folks, recently joined SN and have been...

Hi Folks,
recently joined SN and have been trawling through the companies list, Spotted Bolton S.S Co and thought I would just add a wee bit to your archive. I was grabbed by the Bolton personnell...
Forum: Ben Line 26th January 2017, 18:25
Replies: 30
Views: 8,075
Posted By Willjon
Just remembered The Marine Superintendent in...

Just remembered The Marine Superintendent in Singapore was Captain MacMasters, not everyone liked him but he was good to me at that time, as was his wife. Even after that trip when he came aboard the...
Forum: Ben Line 25th January 2017, 23:15
Replies: 30
Views: 8,075
Posted By Willjon
Hi Stuart, It was a pretty traumatic time for...

Hi Stuart,
It was a pretty traumatic time for a 16year old first tripper as I was at the time.
The Cadets name was Frank Mckillop and he and I were the only two cadets on the Benvannoch at the...
Forum: Ben Line 22nd January 2017, 15:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,893
Posted By Willjon
Hi Mike, I was mate on the Benhiant on her last...

Hi Mike,
I was mate on the Benhiant on her last trip out to Bankok, Joined her on the 28th January 1970 and we paid off on the 14th April 1970. The skipper was
C.P.Brown and if I remember...
Forum: Ben Line 22nd January 2017, 14:50
Replies: 30
Views: 8,075
Posted By Willjon
Benvannoch/4th Mate

Indeed I was very lucky, it made a big difference getting 4thmates wages for my time at college. Of course back in those far off days we were required to sign on at the dole when we were at college...
Forum: Ben Line 21st January 2017, 21:55
Replies: 30
Views: 8,075
Posted By Willjon
Benvannoch

Hi folks,
Benvannoch was my first ship in BenLine, I joined her on 7th July 1958.
The Ship that I remember was the only (At that time) motor ship in the fleet and also the only twin screw ship in...
Forum: Ben Line 21st January 2017, 16:16
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By Willjon
Just ordered your book, Served with Ben Line as...

Just ordered your book, Served with Ben Line as Cadet, 3/O, 2/O and 1/O from 1958 to 1970 with one or two diversions during that time to other companies but as they say once a Ben Man always a Ben...
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