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Old 2nd September 2011, 23:13
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Capt R. L. Richards (BoB Richards).

Hi

Anyone remember my Father Capt R. L. Richards (BoB Richards) ?

The ship's I remember he was Master on were :

Neass Seafarer - Neass Champion - Neass Texas - Neass Lousiana - Neass Trader

I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.

I remember a name from the office, Mr. Lily I forget his first name.

I remember a 1st mate one of the times I sailed on holiday Dave Berry.

Regards

Alan Richards
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Old 3rd September 2011, 08:49
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Morning Alan,

Never sailed with your Dad but he was a well known Master with Denholms.

Bill Lilley was one of the ship group managers.
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Old 3rd September 2011, 09:08
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Capt R. L. Richards

Hi John

Thank you for quick response. Yes Bill Lilly, that was the name.
My Dad passed away a few years ago.
He was with Denolms a long time, most all of his seafaring career.
Thank you for remembering him.

Alan
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Old 3rd September 2011, 09:13
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John
Just read the quote at bottom of your message.
Very good I lime it ha ha !!

Alan
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Old 3rd September 2011, 09:16
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Predictive text aaaaaargha !

I like it !

Alan
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Old 4th September 2011, 09:52
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Sorry to hear that Alan , I know he was a well respected Man.

Although I never actually served with him , am sure I met him once.
Either he was leaving a ship which I was just joining - or the other way
about.

Am actually in the middle of France with the caravan just now but when I get
home , will have a look through the pile of Denholm magazines I still have
and see if I can find anything of interest to pass on to you.
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Old 4th September 2011, 12:01
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Thank you very much John
Much appreciated

Enjoy your holiday in France
Hope the weather is good for you

I am out in the sticks just now holidaying in a chalet in Perthshire Scotland

Take care

Alan
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Old 4th September 2011, 12:33
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Alan, I sailed with your father from October '73 to May '74 when I was Ch.Officer on the Naess Louisiana as she was then. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to sail with.
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Old 4th September 2011, 21:54
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I sailed with your father on the champion in 1964 he relieved capt Mcphee in San Pedro after she ran aground at Jebel Dhanna.
rodney miegran was c/o not sure of spelling. Fred Keddie was 3/0 Jimmy prentice was c/s Bob Woods & my self were the apprentices
As i remember it he was a gentleman regards
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Old 5th September 2011, 08:55
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I sailed with your father on the champion in 1964 he relieved capt Mcphee in San Pedro after she ran aground at Jebel Dhanna.
rodney miegran was c/o not sure of spelling. Fred Keddie was 3/0 Jimmy prentice was c/s Bob Woods & my self were the apprentices
As i remember it he was a gentleman regards
Your name rings a bell from the distant Denholm days.

You're nearly right , it was Rodney Megran.
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Old 5th September 2011, 16:40
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Smile The other RL

Alan
Your message had me checking my Discharge book as i (so i thought) remembered your Dad well. My discharge from the CRINAN (3rd Mate - March 1968) shows that i was signed off by RL EDWARDS, same initials but different Masters of same vintage. Judging by other comments, they both had a common characteristic - both being perfect gentlemen! Maybe some other members can recall the other RL.

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QUOTE=Alan Richards;535887]

Anyone remember my Father Capt R. L. Richards (BoB Richards) ?

The ship's I remember he was Master on were :

Neass Seafarer - Neass Champion - Neass Texas - Neass Lousiana - Neass Trader

I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.

I remember a name from the office, Mr. Lily I forget his first name.

I remember a 1st mate one of the times I sailed on holiday Dave Berry.

Regards

Alan Richards[/QUOTE]
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Old 5th September 2011, 17:14
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I also sailed with R L edwards when i was 3/o on the Crinan I remember a small gruff welshman who was a nice guy.
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Old 6th September 2011, 12:52
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Sailed with R.L. Edwards when I was 2nd Mate on Kyoto Forest in 1971.
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Old 14th September 2011, 20:04
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Hi John

Thank you for quick response. Yes Bill Lilly, that was the name.
My Dad passed away a few years ago.
He was with Denolms a long time, most all of his seafaring career.
Thank you for remembering him.

Alan


Alan,

Sad to hear that your father has passed away.

Captain Richards was master on my second ship, the motor-tanker WARWICK FORT.

I joined the ship as Deck Cadet in Bahrain on 23rd July 1971... a mere forty years ago! We bunkered then went round to Jebal Dhannah to load crude for discharge Japan. Back to the Gulf for another cargo, again discharge Japan (Chiba) then down to Singapore. Into drydock and the everyone paid off 27th October... ship sold!

So... there in my Discharge Book on the right hand side a smart rubber stamp... "R.L. Richards".

Stephen
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Old 1st October 2011, 04:16
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hi allan,
i joined the "seafarer" under your dad in Rotterdam 1964, as a first tripper 5th engineer, on 5 of the most incident filled voyages imaginable. how your dad survived as a skipper and retained his sanity says so much for him as an absolute gem and a gentleman !!
jim montgomery oban, argyll
ps it will take several pages to fill you in on these voyages
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Old 1st October 2011, 04:43
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hi allan,
i joined the "naess seafarer" in Rotterdam in 1964 as a first tripper 5th engineer sailing under your dad on 5 of the most incident packed voyages imaginable. these demonstrated what a gentleman who some how retained his sanity under the most trying of circumstances he was.
if you are interested i will relay these stories to you, although it will take up several pages !!!

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Old 2nd October 2011, 14:22
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Jim I'd love to hear your stories.

Also I can pass all these stories to his grand children and great grand children.

Thank you for remembering him.

Regards

Alan
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Old 2nd October 2011, 14:49
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Hi Stephen

The Warwick Fort that rings a bell.
I think I have some old photo's of that vessel somewhere, I was very young at the time when he sailed on her.

Thank you for remembering him.

Regards

Alan
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Old 2nd October 2011, 14:56
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Jim

A wee story, My brother and I and of course our Mum were on the Seafarer with Dad when the Seafarer was in dry dock in Marseille (is that spelling right). We were all onboard for 6 months. My brother Ian and I went to school there for the few months. I vaigley remember an island with a prison we went to visit would that be right ? (Memories) !!!

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Old 3rd October 2011, 13:11
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I sa iled with Capt Bob Richards on the Naess Louisiana for a number of voyages. A real gentleman he was. I was his Catering Officer. Charles Stephen .Kinghorn. Fife
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Old 3rd October 2011, 17:39
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Hi Charles
Its a small world right enough, we moved to Burntisland 46 years ago from Glasgow, we were their for 10 years. Stayed at 11 Greenmount Drive, Burntisland. We stay up North in Brechin, Angus now.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 19:00
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Charles , your name appears a few times in the Denholm news from yonks
ago.

Your fantastic menus on the Lousyanna to begin with ?.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 20:04
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Hi Charlie.

Sailed with you on Nordic Sky in '78.

Do you remember picking up Vietnamese boat people in the South China Sea.

This was before the Wellpark incident and we were told by the office not to stop and help any boat people.

If I remember right we towed them to just off the coast of Thailand, fed and watered them, and gave them directions to reach a port.

Regards, LTS

BTW, do you still play the pipes?

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Old 4th October 2011, 15:31
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I sa iled with Capt Bob Richards on the Naess Louisiana for a number of voyages. A real gentleman he was. I was his Catering Officer. Charles Stephen .Kinghorn. Fife
Brave Men serving on Sulphur Carrier's, had a chance to serve on the Texas and decided against it.
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Old 4th October 2011, 18:22
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they were ok as long as you kept the exhausts clear with the pick axe handle you soon found out if the watches chains rings were gold or not iwas a long time on the lousy i can tell you she did not deserve that name i went through a hurricane on her off the usa coast think it was called arlene they took some battering in the n/a for years good sea ships handyman was killed on her cadet hurt when i was there eddy keaveny was chief steward on her that trip rgds kev.
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