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Old 13th March 2018, 17:48
P.Arnold P.Arnold is offline
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1967 - 1977
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Originally Posted by Tom S View Post
What was the name of the 2nd Mate we had on the Container Ships who was studying for his BSC and his thesis was on raindrops? I remember he used to appear everytime it rained and caught raindrops measured the size and density of them. I believe he went on to do a Phd and became a lecturer at Southampton Uni?
Rather late in making the effort. Trawling through threads before I joined SN, with nothing else to do, but don’t tell the wife.

It may have been Chris Walmsley from the Wirral, he was also very good at drawing with chalks. I didn’t know about the rain drops but do recall his mentioning university.

I was relieving ECO on all four GTVs and was on the Eurofreighter for the duration of the 76 drydocking in Falmouth and the BFO system.

I remember Ronnie Keir, Rab Fraser and Gerry Morrison. I also recall several T shirts emblazoned with a big red tongue with the statement
“BFO Sucks”

Being 1976 (the so called last hot summer) the Mr Whippy ice cream van was parked on the road up to the castle. We were one of the star attractions in Falmouth at the time.

The Railway pub outside the dock gate saw us on several occasions.

As they say, you could write a book.

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