Originally Posted by sternchallis
Sorry to hear that Frank Stitchcombe is no longer with us. I met him while we were standing by the building of Benedict and her sister in Rio 1978/9.
Is Richard "Red" Wells still around, he was my 3rd Eng when we took over Benedict from the shipyard? Two of the stalwarts.
Frank Stinchcombe was one of the true characters of the British Merchant Navy, and I could talk all night about him! Here's a little link that I've posted before - but if you'll forgive my self-indulgence it's worth doing again. I've posted a couple more on the "big river" on the same site, but this epitomises Frank "The Saint" Stinchcome to me.