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Old 4th May 2015, 19:20
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Yep, I sailed with D Luff. Memory dims but I believe he was 2/0 on Duquesa.
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Old 11th May 2015, 21:23
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i am writing on behalf of my Father, DW Luff, who was made master, 2 days before I was born, so 4 June 1965. He was master on many of the ships I see listed here. My mother and I did several trip with him, later joined by my sister on a trip in 1972/3.
Bidford and Brandon priory, Cerinthus, was apparently my first sailing, are what I recall..
Would be interested to here if any one remembers him. He passed away November 2008, aged 78
Hi, I sailed with Capt. Luff on the Cerinthus in 1969 I was a 2nd trip deck apprentice. I remember him as a good old man. He relieved Stan Jacobson as I remember. Regards
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Old 14th May 2015, 16:38
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I remember Capt. Luff. He was mad at me for going onto the bridge wing when it was pea soup thick fog in the English Channel. Otherwise he seemed to an OK. Kind of Old Man.
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Old 14th May 2015, 23:07
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I was 4theng on Brandon priory 1967.cannot remember any names.help wanted.
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Old 15th May 2015, 01:16
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Bob. I was a junior then. A big contitigent was from Glasgoow but I cannot rememenber all their names. Willie Tennant was one. WILLIE TENNANt was one.Scots oiler got in trouble for being drunk on watch with me and I remember the captain a big deal about the fact that this wee man was Scots. I live in America now and still find bigotry alive and well
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Old 15th May 2015, 13:56
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Sea dog houlder

Thanks for your reply like you I don't remember much about the crew but they seemed weird! My best time was with Royalmail lines 1962 / 1965 good guys good runs . west coast America.
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Old 15th May 2015, 14:29
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Have just posted a jpeg of the Imperial Transport.Sailed in her Feb to May 1960.
John Edward Tomlinson (Hull)
i was on this trip had a accident may the1st as acatering boy . after which i changed over to deck
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Old 10th July 2015, 16:17
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Hi I was a leckie on most of the ore carriers and the Swan River and Rippingham Grange. I was with Houlders from 1956 to 1963.
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Old 14th July 2015, 00:03
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i was a deckie on the oremina in 59 done a few trips on her, she was 3 years old when i joined her also the nowegian ship called essex she was 3 months old both out of port talbot, i went to sea in 56/57 and packed it in in 62

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Old 10th May 2016, 18:15
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Ralph and Linda
I've just found this site and really impressed.
I don't know if you remember me but I sailed on the Orotava at the same time as you as a first trip Deck Cadet.If you remember Linda and yourself drove me back to my parents house in Stevenage after I paid off
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Old 26th November 2016, 09:36
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Last night I chanced to meet an ex Houlder Master, Capt Eddie Hutchison and I told him of the excellent SN site. Sadly Eddie is not into Computers and cannot partake in your interesting thread. However Eddie did wish me to pass on his kind regards to his friends in Houlders and to say that both he and his wife are alive and well and enjoying life in Aberdeen
JC
Hi John: A belated response to say I remember Shetlander Eddie Hutchison well from when we were up for Masters in Aberdeen. Good to know he went on to have a fulfilling career both afloat and ashore.

I recall an incident in the 50s when the Rippingham Grange lay fairly close to our ship at the Gatun Lake anchorage while awaiting a scheduled transit of the Panama Canal. Traffic on VHF became lively when a seaman in the Houlders vessel apparently went bananas and dived overboard. He was eventually picked up after swimming around for a while.

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Old 26th November 2016, 11:49
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Hi John: A belated response to say I remember Shetlander Eddie Hutchison well from when we were up for Masters in Aberdeen. Good to know he went on to have a fulfilling career both afloat and ashore.

I recall an incident in the 50s when the Rippingham Grange lay fairly close to our ship at the Gatun Lake anchorage while awaiting a scheduled transit of the Panama Canal. Traffic on VHF became lively when a seaman in the Houlders vessel apparently went bananas and dived overboard. He was eventually picked up after swimming around for a while.

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I passed your message on to Eddie - best regards JC
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Old 26th November 2016, 15:05
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Anyone around from Houlders, would be great to hear how you are doing.
Did a few trips on the ORELIA,iron ore
out from Port Talbot.Nice ship although
she did roll a wee bit.
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Old 28th November 2016, 20:09
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Hello - My late Dad was an engineer with Houlders - 1952 - 1962 Ian / John Morrison.

I have some photos of him and the crew and er... some lovely Latino ladies...... they look very friendly.

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Old 4th March 2017, 11:16
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hi katy best regards to yourself and your father i hope he is well the last time i saw him we where trying to get the ballast out of the atlantic splender[i very inapropreat name for that particueler ship] that was over twenty years ago in another world PS i would also like to read his book
I had the great pleasure of sailing with Tom Woollcott on the Atlantic Splendour. A wonderful man full of anecdotes. I remember the time he kicked me out of my own cabin, as ch.eng, whilst he was getting financial advice from my wife( a bank manager)!
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Old 4th March 2017, 11:41
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sailed with your dad from 1972 [brandon priory] on various ships untill the lord kelvin 1985 afterwitch i was made redundent he was a very good C/E [and 2/E]whom i had a lot of respect for
I am sure that it was Derek who relieved me on the Atlantic Splendour off Durban, when I managed to lose some fingers. I too was made redundant in 83 and went on to work for Worldwide shipping.
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Old 4th April 2017, 22:10
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Reading your post made me laugh.

Was on the Humbolt when it ran aground...managed to mostly sleep through it :/

Tony was the welder "wiggy" - ace bloke who could spin a scouse yarn or ten. Wouldn't buy you a beer though.

As apprentice spent much time getting the soles of my boots melted. The burners where crap and despite every trick in the book would not continue to burn. Blame 4th for having shite oil. i.e. blocked nozzles every 10 minutes and plenty of water.

Ling was a legend.

Archie "the egg" was famous for pilfering eggs... and falling off his bar stool backwards just after removing his specs - comatose.

Helen Vessey was the other girl - cadet.... retired to marry the 3rd mate as I remember?

Happy days indeed. Despite feeling like I was about to peg out many times.
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Old 4th April 2017, 23:19
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Joined Houlder Brothers in 1975 served on Clymene 05/05/75-20/09/75, Stolt Span 10/11/75 - 12/04/76,
Upwey Grange 21/05/76 - 21/07/76 ,Faraday12/02/77 - 03/07/77, Medic 02/09/77 - 17/12/77, Humboldt 06/02/78 - 17/05/78, Hornby Grange(3rd Mate) 18/06/79 - 23/10/79 & Again 14/02/80 - 04/06/80. Elstree Grange 09/09/1980 - 31/01/81, Hornby Grange 6/06/91 - 22/11/81, Lord Kelvin 12/03/82 - 14/07/82, Clerk Maxwell 29/09/82- 23/01/83, Humboldt 04/04/83 - 04/09/83, Canadian Explorer 15/05/84-30/06/84 & 28/07/84 -16/09/84 & 13/10/84 -
10/11/84 & 30/12/84 - 05/03/85 & 30/03/85 - 25/05/85, Dart Britain 30/06/85 - 28/07/85.
I left in 1985 joined South Wales Police and still there. 4 more years to retirement .

Would love to hear from anyone that sailed with me or remembers me
Hi Howard...yup remember you
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Old 4th April 2017, 23:30
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I am sure that it was Derek who relieved me on the Atlantic Splendour off Durban, when I managed to lose some fingers. I too was made redundant in 83 and went on to work for Worldwide shipping.
Dont.... don't...just don't ment...ment...mention the Atlantic Splendour

I had three weeks to go before sitting my 2/E exam ... so the company popped me onto the Splendour in Largs (Glasgow) and sail with her over to Canada (? I was in shock so can't remember). What a nightmare. If anything could break, it did. I returned home safely, sat my ticket, passed, and then became the highest qualified 5th engineer in the company. I left with a reasonable redundancy payment some short time later.

But the Splendour goes down in legend forever. I believe in the end she broke her back and sank?

Grief. I still feel the fear now.

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The CY Tung OBO Atlantic Splendour at the Verolme yard around 1980 in British steel colours. She was built by Eriksberg as Tibetan for Wilhelmsen in 1970, became Muirfield in 1972 (Denholm management) Sold on 1982 to become Salvia and sank in 1991, on trip from Chile to Pohang, carrying iron ore.

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Old 20th July 2017, 08:55
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anyone out there sail on cymbeline late 70s early 80s great ship and crew.
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Old 21st July 2017, 10:17
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Hello there; I'm still around. Sailed on the St Margaret and the Stolt Stuart in the early 1970's.
Cheers
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St.Margaret ( originally Joya McCance) and Mabel Warwick were 2 of my favourites,helped being locally built at Hartlepool.

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Anyone around from Houlders, would be great to hear how you are doing.

Hi Ian.
Sailed on the ORELIA out from Port Talbot
way back in the fifties.
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Old 21st July 2017, 15:12
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Old 22nd July 2017, 16:49
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i was a catering boy on the :imperial transport: 1960 about a four month trip, started the isle of grain, finished back there.
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