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Old 20th October 2019, 14:53
Jamesh1 Jamesh1 is offline
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Hi everyone, my dad finished sea school at gravesend in 1948. He is still well and kicking in Australia (jumped ship SS Hymalya in about 1955) aged 88.
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Old 19th May 2020, 11:38
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I was there November 1970 to February 1971 Deck X class during the Postal strike so we got no food parcels or postal orders with money. As I came from all the way up in Jockland I had to stay over the Christmas break, lengthening my stay by two weeks. One bit of luck though my brother paid off a ship (he was a Vindie boy) in Tilbury during my stay and visited he left me a ten pound note which was a fortune. I suddenly became the most popular guy in our dorm (16). It toughened me up and I stayed at sea until 1986.
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Old 19th May 2020, 13:23
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I was at Gravesend sea school in March 71 on deck in Z35 class, , first ship was Cunards "RMS Carmania", did a few 28 day trips on her then went onto the Mv Stonepool for Ropners, had a great time on her then onto The SS Roatan " Fyffes" even better trip in her, then onto MV Sheaf Field for a short trip then onto the OBO Mv Tynebridge for a couple of trips I finished of in 1979 to pursue a career in Offshore Air and Mixed Gas Diving in the oil and gas industry were I still am today. great memories

Ive just checked my discharge book and I made a mistake with the dates I was at Gravesend SS, it was Jan to May 1970 on Deck Z35.
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