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Old 16th January 2014, 12:12
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Purser "Tin Tally" Teale mv Sobo 1951

I sailed as Clerk with Bill? Teale as Purser. I heard him called "Tin Tally" but have no idea why other than they were recorded by the purser on homeward paperwork. These were the metal discs nailed to the end of the loaded logs, by the tally clerks. He was an elderly chap who smoked a large pipe so his cabin/office was always full of smoke. In rough weather it was hard to bear. A colleage, Ben Armishaw, said he had been in Elders a long time and was originally a Carpenter. He was a quiet person and treated me ok. When I left the Sobo I never came across him again. Any background info anyone.?
My cabin on the Sobo was at the aft end of the boat deck along with the apprentices, who were, Denis Walker, Denis Turner and Alec Magee, three god blokes. Any info on them?
The Captain was Horace Welton, a well know character in ED's
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Old 16th January 2014, 18:29
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Hi Bob,
Sorry cannot help you with the ship, the characters or the tin tallies.
I remember the clerk/writer`s accommodation was the after end of the boat deck on the Sangara (my first trip Oct 53), but I cannot remember the apprentices up there as well in fact something at the back of my mind says the other accommodation was a sick bay and the two apprentices were aft midship accommodation starboard side. The Purser`s office was stbd side main deck alleyway opposite his cabin, which was next to the Chief Steward,which was next to the second steward going aft down the main alleyway.
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Old 16th January 2014, 19:21
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I sailed as Clerk with Bill? Teale as Purser. I heard him called "Tin Tally" but have no idea why other than they were recorded by the purser on homeward paperwork. These were the metal discs nailed to the end of the loaded logs, by the tally clerks. He was an elderly chap who smoked a large pipe so his cabin/office was always full of smoke. In rough weather it was hard to bear. A colleage, Ben Armishaw, said he had been in Elders a long time and was originally a Carpenter. He was a quiet person and treated me ok. When I left the Sobo I never came across him again. Any background info anyone.?
My cabin on the Sobo was at the aft end of the boat deck along with the apprentices, who were, Denis Walker, Denis Turner and Alec Magee, three god blokes. Any info on them?
The Captain was Horace Welton, a well know character in ED's
Hate to say it but shouldn't your 'collective description' of the three, deck cadets be spelt with a capital G ? The three in question were a few years ahead of my apprenticeship years and never sailed with any of those names as qualified deck officers.
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Old 16th January 2014, 21:26
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I sailed with Dennis Turner on the Salaga, he came out to the coast to relieve the mate who had paid off sick.

The outgoing mate was a quiet fellow with very few social graces whereas Dennis was a big man (in every way) for parties, daily bingo, sing songs and the like. He really brightened up the ship. The OM was Brian McManus.

Derek
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Old 17th January 2014, 16:24
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The apprentices' cabin in the deckhouse on the Sobo's Boat Deck was entered from the port side, the Writer's from the starboard.
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Old 29th January 2014, 09:44
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Thank you for the posts and Graham for the divine intervention. I had hoped for a few more recollections but perhaps my era is too far in the past. I will try again in a couple of weeks. "New boats" ??
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