Originally Posted by price
The steering on these Dingbats were notoriously bad, and I believe that a number of modifications were made, I am not sure if any of these were successful. There was a joke/saying by the Southampton pilots that, there wasn't enough room in Southamton Water for two of them to pass each other.
I will second that Bruce, I spent a few months on the Esso Lambeth in 1965. Terrible accommodation for the AB's, decent feeder, plenty of overtime but ho' how I hated doing two hours on the wheel. Good skipper, Capt. Shields, I think you sailed with him.
Bill has gone to Lebanon for a couple of weeks with his daughter and family. Hope you are keeping well,