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Old 24th March 2015, 14:32
Angus Murray Angus Murray is offline  
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I have just found this site looking for a photo of the CRINAN. I did not last long with Denholm although enjoyed the three years. I was of the July 62 intake to Crinan and can remember only a few of the others. John D Smith was my cabin mate and I met him a couple of years ago at his home in Lower Barvas on Lewis. There were Hugo McLellan, Donald Macdonald (who was also with me on the Naess Pride for 14 months) Stuart Mackay and my memory gives in. My last trip was in the Duncraig.
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John D now retired and still living in Barvas. After Denholms he spent some time as mate with CALMAC followed by many years in oil related work, mostly as OIM on jack -up rigs world wide. This was followed by a short period with HM Coastguard before he retired on health grounds. Made a good recovery and I see him occasionally. Sailed with him on the Naess Endeavour. One of the best!
If it is the same Donald Macdonald that I recall (father was a gamekeeper on some large estates) he passed away many years ago at a relatively young age. Maybe somebody can verify that this is one and the same person.
Stuart Mackay spent many years as Master on AHTS vessels with Ocean Inchcape and stayed with them until he retired. I sailed with his brother Ian on the Avon Bridge and Naess Viking.
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Old 24th March 2015, 21:54
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Thank you Angus. It certainly sounds like the same Donald MacDonald (Gamey was his nickname for his fellow Stornoway entry). I remember him going to an estate at Stac Polaidh from Naess Pride where his Dad was gamekeeper.

I was pleased to stay with my wife, overnight, with John D in Lower Barvas a few years ago. Solid hospitality from a chap I'd not seen for 45 years.

Stuart Mackay was remembered by us both as being squeezed through the after hatch on Crinan to raid the galley stores - cadets got hungry!
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Old 24th March 2015, 22:16
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Smile Denholms

Hi,

Sailed on the 'Dunkyle' as junior R/O from 9/12/64 till 19/03/65 - trip
to Bone in Algeria and then down to Port Elizabeth in SA - sailed on
'Inverewe' as R/O from 04/01/68 till 11/11/68 mostly America to
Europe.

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Old 24th March 2015, 22:48
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Have just looked at latest posting in J & J Denholms, looks like most of the crews have died off.
No new posts, last ones are minutely spread over latter part of 2014.

Come on lads where are all you Denholm Cavalliers.

OJ
I have had this problem with a couple of "old time" sites recently. Unfortunately the kids have all gone to Facebook. We are all old hat, yesterday's guys. We may have set up the Internet but don't expect any loyalty from the new kids on the block. My bets are on the blog for the long term, Facebook has already got wrinklies onboard causing the kids to go elsewhere. I reckon a steady hand on the helm with what we have got. Some whizkid will rediscover the net and a linking App just like the Red Indians and the Aborigines were always there.
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Old 25th March 2015, 02:35
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I object strongly. I only look as if I have died-off!
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Old 28th March 2015, 00:04
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Old 28th March 2015, 01:17
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I was the Marconi sparks aboard Naess Sovereign for 8 mths Sep '65 to Jun '66. My first voyage so I was 2nd R/O (joined her at Europoort). George Mayne was the captain. We dry-docked in Marseilles and called at Fawley, Milford Haven, Marsa el Brega, Banias in the early period. Later the Gulf and did several runs to Melbourne. Flew home from Saudi.
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Old 28th March 2015, 11:24
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Gold finger mayne good old man kev.
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Old 31st March 2015, 22:24
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Gold finger mayne good old man kev.
I never heard him called that. Have you any idea how he came by that nickname Kevin? As you say, he was a good'un. I was lucky to sail with him.
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It's a long story brgdskev
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Old 25th May 2015, 22:08
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Archie Dowling(Electrician) still going but only just,and myself Graham Dowling (GP1).
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Old 27th May 2015, 10:38
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Brian Routledge still around. with Denholms 1958-1965

Sailed- Ormsary, Gleddoch, Naess Clansman,Morar,Morven, Clarkavon,Craigallian,Dunadd.

Any of my old shipmates still around? I am now 77
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Old 23rd June 2015, 13:51
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rod holroyd still up and kicking july 63 crinan intake
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Old 23rd June 2015, 20:29
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rod holroyd still up and kicking july 63 crinan intake
Hey Holroyd , how come you never answer any of my PM's ?.
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Old 19th July 2015, 21:10
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George Porteous

Just found this site recently and found a lot of the input very interesting. After Pre Sea at Leith Nautical I joined Denholms as a deck cadet in August 1963 on the ore carrier Ormsary, Capt. George McIntosh, senior cadet John Norrie(his last trip I think before 2nd Mates!). Port Talbot to Bone, Algeria. For someone who had never left these shores it sounded romantic and adventurous!
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Old 20th July 2015, 16:41
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Old Denholm people

Just found site. Yes there are some of us still around. Joined Denholms as a deck cadet 1963.
George Portepus
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Old 28th January 2016, 21:44
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Count me in,from down the glen came the denholm men,i know of one more too stephan J de sieva lives in capetown now, I was chief cook on the following-troll Lake 76-77
euroliner 77
Troll park 77-78
Vancouver trader 78
Loch Maree78-79
Nordic louisiana 79
Scotstoun 80
Nordic Sky [lay up Gothenburg]
cast Puffin 80-81
cast Tern 81
stena seaspread 82[falklands got in the way]
Troll lake 82
Lakespan Ontario 82[run job from Ontario to Glasgow]
Tor Caledonia 83[Falklands]84
Gothic Wasa84[nee tor caledonia]85.
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Old 28th January 2016, 23:45
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Thanks Seaspread, I was going to ask why the monica ' Seaspread' you must have been fond of her (I have to say not quite as well kept as the BaR Protector - fully managed so I would say that wouldn't I).
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Plenty of us denholms men still a around old manner have to check my book see if I sailed with you was on a lot of ships you were on brgds kev.
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Old 29th January 2016, 00:14
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I say Varley old man thats a nice full set, yup i was sea from Jauary61 till i and 499 others where kicked out by the union for taking a redun package from cunard, nice of them was it not.That was in 87.
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Old 29th January 2016, 11:42
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I'll take that as a compliment but it used to be a little less grey.
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Old 29th January 2016, 14:24
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Hi there, just posted 4 photos in the Gallery of the Cast Heron from my first trip as Engine Cadet; January - June 1981.
Being an impoverished Cadet with a terrible camera, the photos are none too clear. I can confirm however that Captain Mackenzie and Chief Engineer Munro can be seen in the photo of the lightering operation.
I have vague memories of this and unsure of the exact location. The lightering took place either outside of the Persian/Arabian Gulf or in the Med.
Incidentally, I still well remember that Denholms did not pay us Cadets any bonus for going up to Khark Island!
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Old 29th January 2016, 19:36
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Bonus, boy? Bonus! Were you not fed? Did you not have time off to study? Were you not kept from the evils of strong drink and loose women?

If you think you were hard done by I'll have to tell you how hard a Superintendent has to whinge before he gets double bubble for being sent up there when the natives were being just as unfriendly.
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Old 29th January 2016, 20:15
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Women were in short supply but not the drink unfortunately. Being on watch with the 4th often meant 12 - 4 (am) in the bar - you're not going to leave me on my own are you? Then Jed Reed would appear at 4, became 5 and then 6..........
every fibre of my being crying out for bed!.......
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