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Joya McCance shipmates (50 years on)

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Old 9th May 2012, 18:02
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Joya McCance shipmates (50 years on)

Just over 50 years ago, Stan & I joined the ore carrier Joya McCance in South Shields. Stan was deck boy (1st trip) and I was junior sparks (2nd trip). We came across each other again on Ships Nostalgia, some time ago and surprisingly enough, we both remembered talking on the poop on that first day. Although now living in Canada, Stan magaged to make a vist to the UK and today and we had a fantastic mini-reunion, remembering times gone by and old shipmates.
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Old 17th May 2012, 12:37
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Joya McCance

Great reunion Bob, I'm glad we had the opportunity to meet again. I noticed your post about how to peel hard boiled eggs and since the Joya McCance I don't like to talk about eggs. LOL. Just kidding.
For the benefit of readers I will tell why.
At sea one evening around the middle of May 1962 the officers, and crew, of the iron ore carrier Joya McCance had a dart tournament then a party. One officer tossed a bit of tomato at me and I threw a soft boiled egg at him. I was charged with "Attacking an Officer on the high seas with a blunt instrument, namely, one soft boiled egg" it was a joke of course, and I being young and naive took it to heart. They would not tell me it was a joke till the trip ended.
Once again Bob, great meeting you again after 50years. Your wife Christine also, she is a lovely person. Take care .
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Old 18th May 2012, 17:33
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Thanks Stan,
She was a good ship and when we laid up at Barry, I would really have liked to have gone with most of them to the MABEL WARWICK that was coming out of layup, but my radio company sent me to the FREDERICK T. EVERARD instead. I was happy enough there, but not as comfortable as in JOYA MCCANCE.
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Old 27th March 2013, 17:39
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Hi Bob,
I got your email mixed up with another Wilson (one that is a lawyer) a friend works there. As a result I completely lost yours. Can you email me? Thanks.
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Old 27th March 2013, 19:43
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Stan,
I have just sent it to you direct.
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Old 2nd April 2013, 19:53
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Nice to hear of shipmates who sailed on the Joya Mccance I did two trips with her 23 Aug.1965 to 18 Dec.1965 as c/boy.
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Old 3rd April 2013, 13:54
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Question tony ainsleyy

I was a junior engineer on the Joya from around March to December 1965.
How many members remember Leny Par or Harry Sears? . Harry told me to look him up in the clock hotel Hebon but I never did.
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Old 4th May 2015, 10:25
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Hi all, I missed (jumped) the Joya Mccance at Curaco West Indies 1970. I know it is a bit later than the time you chaps are posting about, I just thought I would mention it, I was crew messman. Not surprisingly Houlders refused to employ me again. Mick Carroll.
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Old 4th May 2015, 11:52
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Mick,
I think it may have been a different ship. In 1966, they renamed Joya McCance (ore carrier) St. Margaret. They required the name Joya McCance for an oil tanker they had just acquired - I think it was the Beauval!
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Mick,
I think it may have been a different ship. In 1966, they renamed Joya McCance (ore carrier) St. Margaret. They required the name Joya McCance for an oil tanker they had just acquired - I think it was the Beauval!
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Hello Shipbuilder
Just read your post about Joya Mc Cance
My first trip to sea was 28/05/1969 when I joined the Joya Mc Cance (ex Beauval) in Teesport as j/e until paying off in Cadiz (SPAIN )12/09/1969 she was a steam turbine tanker and we spent a lot of time round Venezeula US Virgin Isles a run to Hamburg and one to Nigeria before going to dry dock in Cadiz photos attached.During arrival at Cadiz on of our turbo boiler feed pumps exploded and we had to be towed in by tugs we had to shut down.
It was the only steam ship I sailed on in 16 following years as I love general cargo ships and spent 3 years with Houlders/ 1 year with Bank line and 12 years with KSC-----UASC which in my case was a good move.I have posted many threads on the UASC and UASC nostalgia pages with photos

my Joya Mc cance trip---- Capt Dixon + wife and small son/mate Mathews/c/e Herrington West Hartlepool)Mike Lucas( Falmouth) both great Buckmaster pcs John Morrisey r/o

photo of Joya Mc Cance topping up cargo at bonny nigeria from shell H boat.
2 pics in Maracaibo Lake testing lifeboat
2 pics in floating dock at Cadiz
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Did drydock in the same floating dock in Cadiz on the Cavendish.
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Did drydock in the same floating dock in Cadiz on the Cavendish.
hi NINJA
large gas tanker with a big Fiat engine saw her in BA once when I was on the Shaftesbury
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Fiat Grandee Motori 906.S, regular visitor to Dock Sud and a good run ashore.

Looking on Google Earth at Dock Sud, the Power Station has gone and the meat canning factory is now a container berth, the sweet smell of the cattle being stewed is alas no more, that is if the wind was in the right direction, if not, it was the smell of petrochemicals in the air.
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[QUOTE=brianthirdengineer;1848034]Hello Shipbuilder
Just read your post about Joya Mc Cance
My first trip to sea was 28/05/1969 when I joined the Joya Mc Cance (ex Beauval) in Teesport

my Joya Mc cance trip---- Capt Dixon + wife and small son/mate Mathews/c/e Herrington West Hartlepool)Mike Lucas( Falmouth) both great Buckmaster pcs John Morrisey r/o

Hi Brian, I joined the Joya ( resigned on after first joining in Tranmere in February) at the same time as you. I was the Chief Cook hope your memories, if you have any of my cooking weren,t too bad. It was the start of my Houlders career till I left in 1986. Alan.
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Hello Shipbuilder
Just read your post about Joya Mc Cance
My first trip to sea was 28/05/1969 when I joined the Joya Mc Cance (ex Beauval) in Teesport

my Joya Mc cance trip---- Capt Dixon + wife and small son/mate Mathews/c/e Herrington West Hartlepool)Mike Lucas( Falmouth) both great Buckmaster pcs John Morrisey r/o

Hi Brian, I joined the Joya ( resigned on after first joining in Tranmere in February) at the same time as you. I was the Chief Cook hope your memories, if you have any of my cooking weren,t too bad. It was the start of my Houlders career till I left in 1986. Alan.
sorry Alan have very little memory of the catering staff being a grubby engineer and all that, I do remember a Scottish saloon steward rather large chap and Jesus the Spanish laundry man but not much else
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Old 15th May 2016, 21:01
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Great photos of Joya McCance first time I've seen any photos of the ship. Joined as 4th engineer '73 and can remember most of he engine room small pipe work was held together with "Thistle Bond"!!!!! Vinny O'Rourke
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Joya ( which I saw launched at Graythorp) and Mabel were two great ships from an agents point of view,which I was in those days at BISCOre....and then as a Fleet Scheduler based in HQ London, reliable as the day was long...

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Have discovered this thread on the Hartlepool History website:-

http://www.hhtandn.org/hartlepool-sh...8/joya-mccance

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M.V. Joya McCance

Did two trips out Birkenhead 25 Aug. 1965 1 Oct. 65 West H'Pool and
West H'Pool paid off in Birkenhead 18Dec 1965 must have been close to that name change ? .
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Fine looking ships

Looking at this vessel shows how fine she looks compared with the monstrous ugly things that travel the oceans these days.
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Joya ( which I saw launched at Graythorp) and Mabel were two great ships from an agents point of view,which I was in those days at BISCOre....and then as a Fleet Scheduler based in HQ London, reliable as the day was long...

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Sorry to be pedantic Geoff, but she was launched at the Central Yard of Wm. Gray in what was then (British) West Hartlepool. Graythorp was a strictly repair yard. I served my apprenticeship there.
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Pedant!.....quite right of course!

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Have discovered this thread on the Hartlepool History website:-

http://www.hhtandn.org/hartlepool-sh...8/joya-mccance

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I joined her March 1962, as deck boy first trip to sea, two years after she was launched. One of the best ships I sailed on regarding accommodation, crew, and food.
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