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Old 19th November 2011, 18:48
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Richmond Queen

Anyone know where I might find a pic of her? I joined her in Goole about 62 I think but she was a small steel hatched coaster collier on the Blyth\Shoreham run but we also did the odd dash over to Rotterdam.. I sailed her single handed across the North Sea several times and the only "ticket" I had was a steering ticket, I was a 17 year old ordinary seaman with a pissy arsed mate and skipper who just gave me a course or two, what time to alter it, finished off their bottle of Scotch and then slept a lot.. (5 0n 5 off watches)..
I think I gave quite a few North Sea Ferry skippers underpants accidents... I certainly got my share of foghorn abuse anyway....
(err... did he say red to red or green to green go ahead? Skipper, you awake yet in there? zzzzzz snnnnnnore..

BLAREEEEEEEEEEEEEE... sod it I'll go hard a port.. Cant stand this North sea Road rage..
Dont laugh too much, this really HAPPENED... regularly... Frightened me to death, I paid off and went back deep sea.. at least there we had more room to make mistakes and the guys on the bridge making them were supposedly qualified and usualy semi awake as opposed to comatosed and letting an ordinary seaman navigate.

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Old 19th November 2011, 19:45
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There is a pic of a RICHMOND QUEEN on the site old ship picture galleries .Could be the one you are seeking
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Old 21st November 2011, 22:08
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I remember the Richmond Queen sailing into Blyth in the early 1950s when I spent many happy holidays in the company of Charlie Holgeth of J.W. Colpitts, ship repairers, Blyth.I was about 10 at the time. Colpitts were frequently invoved in the repair of Queenships when in Blyth.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 14:55
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Hi Gerald, one thing I DO remember about Blyth and that ship is that the Old man, the mate and Chief were Scots (I think) and all lived within travelling distance of Blyth so often took the oportunity for a weekend at home if the cargo wasnt ready to load until Monday.
Apart from someone who shall be nameless (as he was overfond of of a certain Scottish amber liquid) myself and the other EDH quickly realised that we were now "home alone" aboard her and technicaly "In charge" all weekend, (apart from our nameless supervisor and his bottle of sleeping mixture.)
We went ashore and met two attractive young females in a local pub. After being 'knocked back' for being mere deck hands we 'blagged' that we were in fact the Skipper and Mate of that huge handsome vessel lying just over there on the quayside.. They must have been extremly gullible as we were both only about 18 but when they were persuaded to come back to the ship with us and we "proved" who we were by showing them all over the Richmond Queen and "our" cabins they were suitably impressed enough to loose their inhibitions.. a good time was had by all and they left in a taxi some time later..
All would have had a happy ending except we were delayed leaving that Monday and the said girls came back aboard Monday night, walzed straight into the old mans cabin and asked him where "Captain" Paul and the Mick, the first officer were..

The 'Dour' old man was not amused.. or the Mate, (he was well know in Blyth) and threatened Mick with the big locker if he ever pulled a stunt like that again.. but he at least kept his job.. It was decreed that as the new hand aboard I was the ringleader. (I was.) Flogging at sea was by now illegal, but punishment wasnt. After two days continous watch 'pennance' manning the Mcgregor steel hatches in Shoreham that same week I decided my coastal career was all but finished, asked to pay off and went back deep sea from KG5 on a South American Saint Line Corned beef boat.

All in all not a very long or distinguised career in the Queenship navigation company. Memorable though, along with Blyth, its nearly fifty years ago and I didn't forget 'whatshername' or her friend..

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Old 10th March 2016, 17:41
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Anyone know where I might find a pic of her? I joined her in Goole about 62 I think but she was a small steel hatched coaster collier on the Blyth\Shoreham run but we also did the odd dash over to Rotterdam.. I sailed her single handed across the North Sea several times and the only "ticket" I had was a steering ticket, I was a 17 year old ordinary seaman with a pissy arsed mate and skipper who just gave me a course or two, what time to alter it, finished off their bottle of Scotch and then slept a lot.. (5 0n 5 off watches)..
I think I gave quite a few North Sea Ferry skippers underpants accidents... I certainly got my share of foghorn abuse anyway....
(err... did he say red to red or green to green go ahead? Skipper, you awake yet in there? zzzzzz snnnnnnore..

BLAREEEEEEEEEEEEEE... sod it I'll go hard a port.. Cant stand this North sea Road rage..
Dont laugh too much, this really HAPPENED... regularly... Frightened me to death, I paid off and went back deep sea.. at least there we had more room to make mistakes and the guys on the bridge making them were supposedly qualified and usualy semi awake as opposed to comatosed and letting an ordinary seaman navigate.
Hi there,

I can see that you asked this question a long time ago, and that by now, that you have got sorted out with a photo of her.

However, I do have a photograph of Richmond Queen moored alongside No.5 Coal Hoist at Goole, if you are still looking.

The image was taken about 1962-63, so it would be contemporary with your own experiences and it was taken by a sadly departed, family friend, Phil Downsby.

PM me if you are still looking.

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Old 11th March 2016, 09:06
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here are a few pics courtesy of photoship
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Old 13th November 2017, 22:12
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When I was 2nd. Mate and Mate in Queenships, it was known as the Anglesey Navy. Capts. Hughes, Thomas and Jones are just three of the names I remember, along with Tommy Shane, a brilliant Irish Captain who had been shunted across from Coast Lines. I had been with Capt. Hughes on the Balmoral Queen before he went to the Richmond Queen and I went onboard in Portishead to have a yarn with him. By this time I was Mate in Everards and on the Sagacity and along with GSN's Lapwing we'd both loaded coal in Amble for Yelland, but the weather was so bad, the three of us all ended up in Portishead.
One thing is for sure, Capt. Hughes would never be sitting boozing in his cabin leaving an EDH on the bridge..
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Old 14th November 2017, 12:46
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When I was 2nd. Mate and Mate in Queenships, it was known as the Anglesey Navy. Capts. Hughes, Thomas and Jones are just three of the names I remember, along with Tommy Shane, a brilliant Irish Captain who had been shunted across from Coast Lines. I had been with Capt. Hughes on the Balmoral Queen before he went to the Richmond Queen and I went onboard in Portishead to have a yarn with him. By this time I was Mate in Everards and on the Sagacity and along with GSN's Lapwing we'd both loaded coal in Amble for Yelland, but the weather was so bad, the three of us all ended up in Portishead.
One thing is for sure, Capt. Hughes would never be sitting boozing in his cabin leaving an EDH on the bridge..
H. Edmunds
I unequivocally take back this post. On more reflection it was probably NOT a Queenship I described from the sixties, as the Richmond Queen was my second collier, joined in Goole...not the first. But I was only on the coast for about 2 years, on three or four ships. I have lost that first blue book many years ago,the memory plays tricks, . However your mention of Yellow Peril's HAS jogged my memory a bit, my FIRST coaster was one that I joined from Greenhyth when I was on the beach staying in the Gravesend Mission T/S and on reflection THAT is probably the one I was thinking of being alone on the Bridge on. (I think) Was there a small collier called 'Selectivity' (or similar) in the Everards fleet that ran to Runan, near Paris? I was on a Yellow peril for about four months in the sixties, until I got sacked in Hull for being adrift. I couldn't get back deep sea from Hull Pool with a vnc stamp and had to go to Goole for a berth, which (presumably) is how I ended up as an EDH on the Richmond Queen for a while. After that I got a job as Matross on a Norsk coaster, "Tobin" from the Newcastle Pool for a while so I still get mixed up between the three of them, after all, it is 50 years ago. My apologies to family/anyone who knows, Captain Hughes. It is most definably my own mistake. It did happen as described, just wrong ship, sorry.
apologies to you too, 1st O. Edmunds. The last thing I would want do is slate the memory of a good skipper. I stand corrected.

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Old 14th November 2017, 14:35
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Puffin's Skipper and members generally - Two morsels of advice:

1.) What went on at sea, stays at sea.
And if you want to relate an anecdote/incident, remember:
2.) No names, no pack drill.

Rgds.
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Old 15th November 2017, 10:44
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I looked at this thread it jogged my memory, as I thought that I had sailed on the Richmond Queen. When I looked at my old discharge book I discover it was the Dorset Queen for 3 months in early 73. The Dorset Queen was owned by Comben & Longstaff and looks very similar to the Richmond (Were they built by the same yard ?) After digging into the history of the Richmond Queen I discovered I had sailed on her in 76/77 when she was bought by some Indians and had become the Gomba Enterprise. It's a small (Maritime) world.
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Old 15th November 2017, 16:52
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I looked at this thread it jogged my memory, as I thought that I had sailed on the Richmond Queen. When I looked at my old discharge book I discover it was the Dorset Queen for 3 months in early 73. The Dorset Queen was owned by Comben & Longstaff and looks very similar to the Richmond (Were they built by the same yard ?) After digging into the history of the Richmond Queen I discovered I had sailed on her in 76/77 when she was bought by some Indians and had become the Gomba Enterprise. It's a small (Maritime) world.
I sailed on her as second Mate in 72 & 73. Having come from deepsea it was a real eye opener of the coastal trade. I remember the Old Man, Captain Winship pointing out to me not to draw to much on the charts as the company was tight on giving us new ones. Although it was hard work, in and out of ports nearly every day, it was a happy ship and I was sorry to leave her. I always wondered what happened to her.
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