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Old 2nd November 2019, 16:54
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Traquair, Yarrow, Lanrick and Ettrick with Traquair working cargo at the ITC Berth in Houston Texas January 1998.
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My dad John Rogers was a chief engineer with Gibson's during the 70's and 80's and I'm sure my mam said he was with Anchor line previously?.I remembering talking about ships called Borthwick and Pentland Brae I think it was,and I've just found a photo of him and my mam at the launch of the Traquair in 1982.unfortunatley my dad died on 9th April 2019.any stories any of you have or memories of dad would be gratefully received.thank you kindly.
Iím sorry to hear of you fatherís passing. We sailed many times together. first time was 1978 on the Borthwick when I was second diagnosed mate. I met your mother many times as well when she visited. Later we were several times to gather on the .traquair when I was Chief Officer and then Master. John was a hard working Chief Engineer and we had a very good working relationship together. He taught me a lot of useful maintenance skills when I was a young officer.
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Traquair, Yarrow, Lanrick and Ettrick with Traquair working cargo at the ITC Berth in Houston Texas January 1998.

Great pictures. I was Master on all of these ships several times each.
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Old 3rd November 2019, 13:30
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Hi, I was a cadet with Gibson Gas Tankers from 1997 to 2000. I sailed on Traquair, Yarrow, Lanrick and Ettrick. Stepped on Quentin for an hour as she discharged near us. Capt John Renson, Captain Terence Clark, A senior Welsh Captain I cant mind, Lachy MacDonald, Duncan Mackenzie and Captain Reid. Good times 👍🏻
As a matter of interest, was Lachy MacDonald, ex Denholm, from South Uist?

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As a matter of interest, was Lachy MacDonald, ex Denholm, from South Uist?

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He was from Barra and yes Denholms. Are you not in Barra?
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Old 3rd November 2019, 14:17
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He was from Barra and yes Denholms. Are you not in Barra?
Hi Capt, yes, I'm in Barra. It's got to be the same Lachy I sailed with in Jebsens, he was 2/O. He died quite young. Was he a Capt in GG? I know he sailed as Capt. I knew his parents well. His mother was from Barra, his father from South Uist. He was brought up in S uist.
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Can you confirm this tallies with the same Lachy?

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He was from Barra and yes Denholms. Are you not in Barra?

Yes that is indeed him. He never married and lived in Glasgow. While on leave he died of a massive heart attack and was only 44. I saw him grow up the ladder from being my 2/O, C/O and Master.
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Old 3rd November 2019, 15:19
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Dear Capt Reid, Thank you very much for that info. Lachy and I had some good times together. Too many to mention here.
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Hello Buck, Shayne and Duncs

I took over from John Rogers a few times, including my first trip both in the Company and as Chief Engineer (February 1990). My condolences; he was a good man.

The Welsh Master was Glyn Jones.

I too sailed on all the ships in the photos above - indeed I joined Traquair in Moerdijk when she arrived from Houston at the end of January 1998 - and heard all about the westbound trip!

I also sailed with Lachy as 2/O, C/O and briefly as Master - another one taken too early...

Hard to believe it's now over 12 years since it all finished. Thanks for the memories and photos.

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Old 9th November 2019, 18:04
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Hi
I'm also one of John Rogers' sons (the older more handsome one but I may be biased)
Here's a picture of the Melrose he was Chief Engineer (70's/early 80's) on still on his bedroom wall
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Old 9th November 2019, 18:09
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...a better picture
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