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Old 24th November 2014, 15:36
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Dad was a chief engineer and gave me the impression that the chief steward sold ships provisions for his gain. My dads favourite quip to the chief was"You do a good glass of water" For many years dad stock items were Vestey products, including "lucky boy jam". The crews retort was and Were the lucky boys! Dad bemoaned the fact that on the Amazon they had a British winter diet. Steak and kidney pudding , pies etc. However one skipper kept the steward under a tight reign and the chief steward complained that for the first time ever, as a chief, hed had to draw on his salary. The captain in question was called Sharp and it was a case of "Sharp by name, sharp by nature" What are the current arrangements for catering on both small and large ships. Ive e mailed several companies, but hage received no replies
Small ship catering is pretty much as it used to be, Old Man gets an allowance per man per day and the Cook goes up the road to purchase. Chandlers are rarely used (unless they want bond). Favourites in UK are Lidl and Iceland and the large supermarkets. Many coasting skippers have long standing connections with butchers and fishmongers in various UK ports. Don't hear any grumbles about the grub. The Cook usually doubles up as an AB and there are generally no stewards.

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Old 24th November 2014, 16:31
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mince and tatey BROWN from wales HE KNEW 100 DIFFERENT WAYS TO PUT MINCE ON THE MENUE
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Old 23rd December 2014, 03:12
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Good Chief Steward/Bad Chief Steward

Was on a Tanker where the beer allowance for Crew was
Four cans per man per day. The Good Chief Stwd gave us
Full case of beer if we wanted as long as we did not make a
mess of things. Later during the trip he got relieved as he had
done his three months as per Company Policy.
It was only after his Relief took over that we found out that The
Good Chief Stwd had in fact been a Bad Chief Stwd as he had put 1penny on the price of a can. We never did see or hear of him
again.
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Recycling charge, right?
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Old 23rd December 2014, 11:35
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Today I received the Indefatigables old boys magazine and was sad to see that Alf Eadey who was a chief steward I think in Harrisons crossed the bar last April.I never sailed with Alf but when we bought the Kiwi class launch around from Plymouth to Liverpool to be the new Inde in the Albert Dock,Alf was doing the catering on the journey we put into Milford Haven restocked up on a few meals Alf bought a chicken and nothing was wasted he made one of the best soups out of the carcass I have ever tasted,I reckon if the big feller up there needs to have a dish to accompany the loaves and fishes Alf will show him another miracle with whats left of a chicken.P.S Alf was a founder member of the Indes old boys association.If anyone out there sailed with Alf spare a minute to remember him and all our other seafaring brethren.
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John, were you with us when we did that ?. or selling one gallon of paint and four gallons of water in the "un-opened" five gallon cans when passing thru' Suez. No wonder the muslims hate us so much
Well wow wee! The Suez canal people getting robbed!They could steal the milk out of your tea and would if it paid.
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My recollection was paying off in Liverpool , Chief Eng wife picked him up in a ford Anglia Old mans wife picked him up in a Console Chief stwrd wife picked him up in a Mercedes. How did that work ??
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My recollection was paying off in Liverpool , Chief Eng wife picked him up in a ford Anglia Old mans wife picked him up in a Console Chief stwrd wife picked him up in a Mercedes. How did that work ??
Boxing Day?
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I can honestly say that in all my time at sea I have never sailed with a 'bad' Chief Steward.
I have however sailed with some outstanding ones, particularly in John Manners with Indonesian or Chinese crews.
Some wonderful, exotic and tasty dishes.

As the Chief Steward was paid for the number of persons he had to feed it was up to him to keep everyone happy and if he made a profit it was all above board.

Only once did a Chief Steward come a cropper.
We were in Japan and he thought he had found an absolute bargain with the bacon he purchased.
It was a Japanese fishing village and the pigs were fed on fish offal. Of course the bacon tasted very, very strongly of fish.
He probably ground it up and used it elsewhere.
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Old 4th January 2015, 12:26
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I can honestly say that in all my time at sea I have never sailed with a 'bad' Chief Steward.
I have however sailed with some outstanding ones, particularly in John Manners with Indonesian or Chinese crews.
Some wonderful, exotic and tasty dishes.

As the Chief Steward was paid for the number of persons he had to feed it was up to him to keep everyone happy and if he made a profit it was all above board.

Only once did a Chief Steward come a cropper.
We were in Japan and he thought he had found an absolute bargain with the bacon he purchased.
It was a Japanese fishing village and the pigs were fed on fish offal. Of course the bacon tasted very, very strongly of fish.
He probably ground it up and used it elsewhere.
I notice this post was followed by an advert from a company called jccatering advertising Hog Roasts,strange coincidence or has your mate found a use for those pigs?
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Old 4th January 2015, 12:27
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Boxing Day?
Well he didn`t drink and he didn`t smoke,must mount up.
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Old 22nd January 2015, 15:44
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Keith Anglelstien anyone remember him????
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