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Old 18th April 2005, 06:44
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I wonder if anyone did their training on the Dolphin in Leith. I was part of the group in the attached photo taken in 1955. If you are in the photo or attended the Dolphin about that time I'd love to hear from you.

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Old 20th October 2005, 21:40
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Hi Derek
I did my training at the Dolphin starting Jan 65 and still have a photo like yours taken at the gangway,

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Old 20th October 2005, 22:57
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Hi Stuart, I've now accumulated quite a few photos of the Dolphin and a few of the staff but I still haven't managed to find one of her before she became an "accomodation ship, she actually had quite an interesting history and saw a bit of action as a warship.
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Old 25th October 2005, 21:32
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Thunderd--your photo reminds me of when I did my Cook's ticket on the " Dolphin "
There was a small bird at the porthole at the back of one of the galley stoves. The ship's cat saw it and jumped up to catch it. the cat landed allfours on the top of the stove and then at a great rate of knots went right throgh the porthole and into the dock. It was fished out and taken to the vet with badly burned pawpads. Onlt eight lives left.
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Old 25th October 2005, 22:20
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And which handsome fellow would you be Derek.????? Inquiring minds need to know.
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P.S. Please don't tell me you are the hairy one.
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Old 25th October 2005, 22:50
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And which handsome fellow would you be Derek.????? Inquiring minds need to know.
John.
P.S. Please don't tell me you are the hairy one.
The weedy looking one, front row fourth from the left
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Old 26th October 2005, 00:09
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Well,Well.Well,as the old saying goes,you are the hairy one after all.
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Old 26th October 2005, 00:55
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Oh dear, you are definitely back aren't you John....a positive thorn in my side.
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Old 1st April 2006, 21:50
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HI I was on the dolphin about 1960 a.d. in the east old dock,seems like forever-ago---Wee Bobby
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Old 2nd April 2006, 13:25
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hi wee bobby,
Iwas on Dolphin late 1960/early 61 I take it you were intake before me,
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Old 2nd April 2006, 14:25
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Hi, Argyll, what was your dates for the Dolphin. was there from 18/10/60 till 10/02/61 deck course. regards Allan.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 16:54
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Hi Allan,
I was in the same intake as you I still have the group photo . I thought I recognised the name. I have been up in your part of the world with the Hebridean Isles, Releiving the Hamnavoe. nice to hear from you after all theswe years , I wonder what happened to all the guys that were with us.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 17:18
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HI Argyll--yes ITHINK IT WAS ABOUT THE JUNE 1960 --MEMORY STARTING TO FADE---CAN ONLY REMEMBER CAPT. TAIT?--WEE BOBBY
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Old 3rd April 2006, 01:54
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Here are a couple of photos of Captain tait and some of the other staff members.
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Old 3rd April 2006, 10:19
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White haired gent 2nd from left b&w shot, Allan Fisher LNC Principal from 1938?
Yes you are right Malcolm he was the principal until 1966, you've been reading your copy of "The Sea Dominies" haven't you?

On page 14 I loved the quote from Dr. Samuel Johnson who said last century "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company".

I totally disagree with him but I guess he was saying that a very long time ago, and I liked the quote.
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Old 20th April 2006, 13:27
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Question Dolphin

Hi Derreck,Who is the chap back row far left,his face is familiar
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Old 21st April 2006, 01:07
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Wully, his name was Flockhart and I think his first name was Ron, he was one of the seamanship instructors and a really good guy, as indeed I found they all were. I don't know where he originated from.
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Old 21st April 2006, 04:05
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Sorry Derek,it was the chap in the group photo that i was enquiring about,i did recognise Mr Flockart,no he was not one of my favourites,Harry Lines i think he was called was my best instructor.
Cheers,---------Wully.
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Old 21st April 2006, 05:16
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Sorry about the mistake Wully. I can remember each face but I'm afraid the names are lost in the mist of time (or senility). They were a great bunch of guys and there isn't much I wouldn't give to learn what became of them all.

As a matter of interest a fair few of them were Shelties.
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Old 21st April 2006, 13:45
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Looking at photo, these are the names as I recall:

Flockart, Adam Tait, "Jo" Johanson Chief Cook, unknown, Bill? Sutherland, unknown.

Sutherland had been quite a useful boxer in his day and he had the ring set up a few times for our entertainment a few bleeding noses! Flockart had a son who I sailed with as 2nd Mate on the Cortona (Donaldsons) in 1966.


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Old 21st April 2006, 14:13
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David Flockhart, born just along the road in Newhaven, sadly passed on. Ex Gibsons etc. Son Colin, Salveson's, went on to Master.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 22:18
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The first"unknown" I think Williamson, known to all as "Shooders" .The second "unknown ? McDonald Catering Instructor
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Old 5th February 2007, 21:02
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Quote "Looking at photo, these are the names as I recall: Flockart, Adam Tait, "Jo" Johanson Chief Cook, unknown, Bill? Sutherland, unknown."

Hey Stuart,

In the picture the last one in line is MacDonald, beside old 'Sudsy' Sutherland if I recall.
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Old 5th February 2007, 21:18
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Harry Lines i think he was called was my best instructor.
Cheers,---------Wully.
Reggie Lines... Yes he was very good....
He used say 'Clobber chops' a lot.
Spoke with slight lispy 'Ch' as if pronouncing with the side of the tongue rather than the front.

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Old 7th February 2007, 21:08
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Prior to being run by Leith Nautical, the Dolphin was a club for boys who had an interest in the sea or boats. Financed by local shipping interests. "Old Mac" Macdonald was in charge, he was an ex RN P.O. I think he was gunnery CPO on HMS Claverhouse. He always had a twinkle in his eye when he was telling us off, "a crowd of slugs", after sky larking in the boats etc. He knew how to handle boys, we all respected him. There was very little drill unlike the Boy Scouts etc. When the Nautical took over Mac was replaced by Capt Tait. Did the DB course in 45 and the DEMS course at HMS Claverhouse.
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