I was on the Bamford and then flew out to the Boxford's maiden voyage
Catering boy and Assistant Steward until the fleet was sold out from under us by Blandford's
I still cannot trace the Bamford's IMO number, she is an elusive lady on the web
The Boxford is much easier, Boxford-Carneige-Philip of Macedon IMO 7019103
I did my steering ticket under Terrence Took
Originally Posted by davej
I sailed with Gatx Oswego Too.
I joined them when they were still Blandford Shipping Company.
I Joined the Bedford as Chief Cook. Then I went to the Bamford.
Left the Bamford to join the Bulford as Chief Steward. Then went to the Boxford also as Chief Steward. During my time on the Boxford the company was taken over by Gatx Oswego and the Boxford became the Castleton.
Then I went to the Casterbridge which had a boiler collapse so we ended up in Blohm & Voss drydock in Hamburg for three months at which time I was transfered to the Castleton again. That was my last trip with the company as I joined Reardon Smith Line as Chief Steward/Catering Officer.
I had some good times on the tankers.
A few names spin to mind.
Captain Goodison Terry Took Chief Mate then Captain. Chief Steward Graham "Half a Kipper" Lloyd and Eric Reahead, 2nd. Officer to name but a few.