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Old 18th November 2015, 18:18
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have a photo of him somewhere will post it if i can find it. used to work for the evening Gazette before he went to sea . i was ships carp many time on ships he was in comand.used to put the fear of christ up to the officers and crew. we got on well together many a time he would come in the capenters shop, and go on about the boro /f c when we got the results on short wave.aways good for a tot of tom thumb as well,
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Old 18th November 2015, 18:26
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My Cousins lived in Acklam (still do), when I was home we often went into the Cambridge, there was a Master who also used the same place for his beverage needs and he had a dog. Cannot remember now if it was a Boxer or a Bulldog
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Old 4th May 2018, 14:50
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I was on the la Colima going into Workington
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Old 4th May 2018, 14:51
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Sorry la colina
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Old 30th September 2018, 10:50
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Orecrest

It's been a while, but I have found some photographs of Orecrest crew at Victoria Beach in South Africa, one attached. This would probably have been 1959 or early 1960's.
I also have pictures from dad's album relating to "Canton digs" (1954), RFA Olna (1954), SS Athenic (1955), Rivercrest (1955-58) and a few more from Orecrest.
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Old 30th September 2018, 12:57
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all sold off at the ind of B I S C O charters greeks ran them for a while then scraped
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Old 30th September 2018, 20:29
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Seven Islands , once loaded there in 53 minutes .
Visited Seven Islands on the Cheviot one of Souters remember fishing there I had my sea rod the lads were jigging with German Spoon lures and dragging in bucket loads of fish just before up anchor I ceught a beauty of a skate and shared it with the cook a wing each bloody love.Before that trip we had been to Murmansk what a hole it was still in the Cold War era not nice.
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Old 30th September 2018, 21:00
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On the way to Seven Islands, being a Norwegian ship and the Captain liked fresh fish, the Arabella used to stop over the fishing banks and we used to fish for Cod. While at anchor at Seven Isles we used to fish mainly for crabs and there were some big ones, you also caught other fish. In the photo below it's me with a couple of nice Cod.

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Old 1st October 2018, 07:53
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Arabella,favourite Port Talbot size vessel as she was the largest,along with the Essex,we could use there. Orecrest was one of the middle order.....ah happy days.My first job after transfer to BISC(ore) London,from Middllesbrough, was scheduling the Port Talbot Fleet,trying to balance the input away from neap tides.

Never had much cod,apart from on the Livanita,and in the Hotel in Narvik, but Hanna Mining sent us deep frozen salmon from Seven Islands once.

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Old 1st October 2018, 14:13
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Old 1st October 2018, 17:35
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Indeed Capt.Lillivik was the one who called his dog Chief,as all he did was sit on his a... all day and bark,like all c.Engineers...
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Old 1st October 2018, 19:46
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My time at sea started with iron ore mostly to Port Talbot,(Santa Portablo) and ended with run from Port Cartier to Glasgow with iron ore for Sugar Line.
Amaisingly several of the crew "went adrift" in Port Cartier. Never happened with Denholms that I heard off. Didn't know that there was anything there to visit!

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Old 2nd October 2018, 11:04
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frank P i used to know some lads off of the Arabella, i sailed on th Essex a norwegian out of port talbot, also the Oremina british i was a deckie about 1959 we used to go to the dances in port talbot also the coffee bar in the main street with little juke boxes on each table had some good times there married a girl from there but broke up after 10 years
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Old 2nd October 2018, 11:09
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Erimus, i thought the Essex was the largest one ,just fitted in the locks ex fatherinlaw was the lock keeper never got ashore at Seven Isles to quick a turn around

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Old 2nd October 2018, 13:56
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frank P i used to know some lads off of the Arabella, i sailed on th Essex a norwegian out of port talbot, also the Oremina british i was a deckie about 1959 we used to go to the dances in port talbot also the coffee bar in the main street with little juke boxes on each table had some good times there married a girl from there but broke up after 10 years
While I was onboard the Arabella (1971) there was one other English bloke his name was Harry I think that he was from the Manchester area, he was the crew Messman, he had earlier in his career been an AB/deckhand.

Regarding the size of the Arabella, I was told that she was built to the maximum dimensions to fit in the locks at Port Talbot that's how come she had a very long charter (10 years or so) with BISCO

Cheers Frank.............
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Old 2nd October 2018, 17:25
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If there was a difference in deadweight it was only perhaps 100-200 tons on Summer marks,we treated them as 'sisters' cargowise,and similar speed too.Essex I remember sending to the Black Sea port of Poti for Tchiaturi Manganese, went onboard a voyage of two later and they we not impressed as they couldn't go ashore as gangway guarded by large lady with a gun.

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