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Old 11th October 2010, 17:13
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Alex Chapman
Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1967 - 2010
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Originally Posted by arthurryan View Post
I sailed on Scotis, Ulidia, Caledonia, Northumbria. The Scotia was my favourite, of course she was a continental build, Holland I think. She was one of the first British ships to have satellite navigation on trial. About 12 accurate positions in 24 ours if i remember correctly. I was with Esso from 1969 to 1974, i enjoyed their 3 month trips, i had only done 2 trips before on trampships, a 4 year trip and a 2 year trip !!!!!. The benefit was that i was 3rd. mate at 17 1/2 years] Arthur Ryan
Hello Arthur, think I was on the Scotia with you, many moons ago, Ian smith was Master, think the Chief was bob Butchart!
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