Originally Posted by George Bis
I was at Fleetwood Collage in 1975 for about 6/8 weeks doing a resit for Master H.T.
My strongest memory was when the Master F.G. & H.T. classes were taken out to sea on a training vessel to "swing the ship" and adjust compasses.
Sadly the violent rolling of this former fishing boat had a sad effect on the class and about two third of us were sea sick!
Hello George, judging by your description I think the vessel may well have been the LANCASTRIAN!
Unless you had a cast iron constitution (or were a serving fisherman!) this vessel had the same effect on just about everyone! We did a 'navigation exercise' to Piel Island off Barrow and we were all sick as dogs whilst in transit to/from the estuary. Stood me in good stead when I joined NERC after leaving Sugar Line - my next vessel after SUGAR CARRIER was RRS JOHN MURRAY - a converted stern trawler at 230GRT!