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Houlder Bros in the late 1960's and early 70's

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Old 20th February 2010, 22:27
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Houlder Bros in the late 1960's and early 70's

Hi I was a navigating apprentice then third mate for Houlders - First ship was Brandon Priory in 1969 then several others. Spent 18 months running to South America on St Merriel before she was laid up. Very lucky in that I stood by in London on the Royston Grange before her fateful collision in the Plate. Anyone sailed with me out there?
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Old 20th February 2010, 22:52
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Old 20th February 2010, 23:08
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Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Steve.
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Old 21st February 2010, 09:59
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Old 21st February 2010, 13:21
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hi stevei sailed on 2 of houlders the hornby and royston on the royston for one of the best trips i ever did joined her on 15/2/65 paid off 1/7/65 on charter to s/a goverments all round every nook and ncranny in s/a great trip on great ship brian3
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Old 21st February 2010, 14:05
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A warm welcome Steve. As you may recognise from my Avatar, I am a retired shipbuilder who at one time worked for Hawthorn Leslie, the builder of many of the ships you sailed on. There are a lot of ex-Houlder folk on this site and I am sure you will feel at home.

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Old 21st February 2010, 15:20
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Greetings Steve and a warm welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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