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Old 20th November 2017, 09:13
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I was in Denholms from1976 to 1989. Burmah Garnet, Nordic Louisiana, Industria, London Team, Burmah Pearl, Eden Bridge, Cast Petrel, Arctic Troll, Cast Osprey, Cast Cormorant, Cast Narwhal, Scandia Team, Helm, Bise, Pacific Express, Canada's Tomorrow, Taifung, Inci-S (ex-Helm), African Dahlia, African Begonia, Cartagena.
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Old 20th November 2017, 10:15
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RLD...you had all the 'posh' ones then!
No Dunadd,Dunkyle,Duncraig,Sir Andrew Duncan, Wellpark,Gleddoch, Crinan, Craigallian,Arisaig,Morar,Naess Trader,Clarkeden, Clarkavon ,Ormsary,then later Dunblane.
For those not in the know,all ore carriers.
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Old 20th November 2017, 18:38
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RLD...you had all the 'posh' ones then!
No Dunadd,Dunkyle,Duncraig,Sir Andrew Duncan, Wellpark,Gleddoch, Crinan, Craigallian,Arisaig,Morar,Naess Trader,Clarkeden, Clarkavon ,Ormsary,then later Dunblane.
For those not in the know,all ore carriers.
Not if he only came in in 1976 Geoff 1.
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Old 20th November 2017, 19:07
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JC...well some,not all,were still around...as I was until I left London in 1976 too!

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Old 21st November 2017, 08:32
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My last one was the Craigallian in 1974 and I always thought she was one of the
last of the breed,
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Old 21st November 2017, 09:52
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They weren't all that posh, especially the Helm. At one stage I threatened to walk off her because the tank valves were is such a mess. When she became Inci-S, the Turks took over, and they couldn't manage her so requested Denholms to sent a couple of us to show them the ropes. I think she was scrapped soon after that.
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Old 21st November 2017, 10:01
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My last one was the Craigallian in 1974 and I always thought she was one of the
last of the breed,
Could be...it's a long time ago now John......I never had in mind exactly when these timecharters ceased.

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Old 22nd November 2017, 21:48
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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.

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Still breathing and above ground. Just been really busy
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Old 23rd November 2017, 00:46
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Well, most of me probably has died off (A good friend tells me to get a life and does so as if that were a possibility!). The liver, surprisingly, remains only slightly 'off par', unlike the knees.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 04:32
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Well, most of me probably has died off (A good friend tells me to get a life and does so as if that were a possibility!). The liver, surprisingly, remains only slightly 'off par', unlike the knees.
"Getting old ain't for cissies." Bette Davis, actress.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 18:44
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Probably a more recent ex Denholm Engineer Cadet from '74
sailed on Nordic Texas , Eden Bridge, Nordic Louisiana, Troll River, Dalma (must have done something wrong to get that one!) Cast Gull, Cast Heron, Eden Bridge before she became one of the previous Cast boats, Sir Alexander Glen, Tor Caledonia (with Denholm Maclay),
memory not as it used to be so there may be one or two more ships. Lost all the discharge books in a house move and two motorcycle incidents upset the mental filing system which never quite recovered fully !!!!
Was later a Supt and Fleet Manager with DSM before they changed to Anglo Eastern but a whole different fleet from the earlier days - which seemed to have been a lot simpler and less stressful.
Many of the names I recognise and could possibly have sailed with. Notorious Masters like Rodney Megran and J.G. Ridley I have not forgotten!
Just had notification I can now draw down on my J&J Pension.
Happy days!!!!
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Old 23rd November 2017, 20:55
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I sailed.with RodneyMegran in 1964 when he was mate on the naess champion Bob woods was the outher apprentice Rodneysbig thing was apprentices had to overhaul the p/v valves.
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Old 24th November 2017, 08:46
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First time I met Rodney was when he relieved Mike Feltham as mate on the
Naess Talisman 1968 in Lower Buchanan where we all left !.
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Old 24th November 2017, 09:32
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Mike Feltham was one of life's true gentlemen. A well experienced Mate.
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Old 25th November 2017, 11:25
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GM Steve. Welcome onboard.
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Old 25th November 2017, 13:06
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Rodney 100% or Rodney Migraine


I sailed with him Avon Bridge in 1972/73. Disappeared off the crew lists in a few years later. Must have gone to green pastures... or swamp.


'Migraine'

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head.
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Old 25th November 2017, 13:29
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Remember Angus Smart? Master in NAESS PIONEER 1970, my first ship.


The story was that some years earlier J&J ran add in the papers...

"J & J Denholm are looking for a smart Chief Officer for their new bulker."


Along comes a fellow and replies to Head Office....

"I think I am the right person for your new ship. I am, A. Smart, Chief Officer!"

He got the job.


As they said on the PIONEER....

A. Smart, Chief Officer.
A. Smart, Captain.
A. Smart, Basta*d!!!!!!!

I don't remember him as a B'stard. I do remember getting a clip around the ear a few times. One night departing Rio, he sent me aft to his cabin to get the sandwiches from his quarters. Went down aft from the midships bridge via the 'tunnel'. On the way back I took a half of the 'piece', rearranged so that he would not notice. Back to the wing as lookout. He came right behind me and gave me a clip round the ear and said nothing.

Two other Masters in the PIONEER, Ian Wildish, RR Kinder. Fine gentlemen.
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Old 25th November 2017, 19:18
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Angus Smart was another of life's gentlemen . Sailed with him a few times , One of them being Clarkeden but can't remember the others.
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Old 25th November 2017, 23:35
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Apart from the 'Capt 100%', the rest were all gentlemen.

Naess Pioneer: Ian Wildish RR Kinder, Angus Smart
Warwick Fort: R.L. Richards
Scotspark: Fred Hutchings, E. Watson, Ian Wildish
Euroliner: R. Sharpe
Avon Bridge: R. Megran, Peter Shawyer
Nordic Clansman: Marcus Gunn, John Rhodes
Sevonia Team: Derek Fuller
Loch Lomond: Bert Buckly, Wm Stockly, JFT Houghton, Malcolm Thompson, David Perry
Glenpark: J. MacLeod
Loch Maree: I.C. Grahame, C.W. Harvey, C.P. White,
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Wellpark: Geo Anderson
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Old 29th November 2017, 12:31
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GM Mr Varley.
I hope life is treating you well.
Just a couple of more names come to mind of characters from time at sea with J&J.
A chief engineer - affectionately known as "Bald Eagle" met him on the N. Texas full name unknown.
Second Engineers Helmut Fricke and "Rover" but can not recall his real name either.
Sparky Dallas Bradshaw.

Not too good with names but remember some of the faces - one of the problems of getting older I guess
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Old 2nd December 2017, 09:35
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The "bald eagle ", also can't remember the name but remember he was east coast around Fife. He and I did a 6 week handover job on the Atholl Forest .1978 or so when she was sold to the Greeks.
"Rover " first name Cedric a most unlikely name for rough and tumble Rover. Saile a couple of times with him , last time was Nordic Crusader down at Ardjuna.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 13:31
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Hi John.
The chief that took the handover of the Atholl Forest at Middlesborough was Dave Bisset. I also sailed with him on the Loch Maree.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 14:33
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A good story known board Maree or Lomond... alongside at Fort de France, Martinque. Princess cruise ship in the berth astern of us. Princess passengers walking along the quay, admiring the large white reefer. Hot sunny morning after smoko. Davis Bisset walks out the boat deck wearing nothing than a winter blue duffle coat. Bisset gave his own 'flash and show' for the Princess passengers!

Stephen
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Old 2nd December 2017, 18:57
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Hi John.
The chief that took the handover of the Atholl Forest at Middlesborough was Dave Bisset. I also sailed with him on the Loch Maree.
I left the Atholl forest in Middlesborough and came back 6 weeks later
for the handover which was in Yokohama. But you're right , it was Dave Bisset.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 21:36
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A good story known board Maree or Lomond... alongside at Fort de France, Martinque. Princess cruise ship in the berth astern of us. Princess passengers walking along the quay, admiring the large white reefer. Hot sunny morning after smoko. Davis Bisset walks out the boat deck wearing nothing than a winter blue duffle coat. Bisset gave his own 'flash and show' for the Princess passengers!

Stephen
I've always remembered it as a Glasgow policeman's mac - but then he could have made a habit of flashing with whatever long coat was to hand, whenever innocent passengers passed.

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