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Old 26th August 2012, 21:09
Foca Foca is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1955 - 1997
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Originally Posted by country boy View Post
hello Billyt. I sailed on the Boniface about 1964? my first trip as 2nd cook & baker.The cooks name was charlie jones,a good bloke,he got up to all the tricks.
Hi Billyt. I was 2nd Mate on the "Boniface" right through 1964,Lloyd Hughes. Captain John Stoker and Mackereth were Masters, we had various Mates Ned St Roas, George Potts and a few others I cannot remember.....Third Mate was Dave Rowan and one of the Cadets was John Atkins. Happy ship great bunch of shipmates. Joined the "Dunstan" in Antwerp on Boxing Day 1964 and it trip up to Iquitos back to New York, hence back to Iquitos before sailing back to Liverpool, nearly eight months in all. Skippers were Philip Baxter and Humphreys (known as Jacare). Not sure who the cook was on the "Boniface" but I remember one getting the sack after a special lunch, and the other cook I remember made a fantastic rum punch.
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