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Old 4th October 2014, 16:06
martin h martin h is offline  
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I have Added a further 4 editions of Seanews to the Dropbox link

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z8kf9nmtz...Xnqisk3pa?dl=0

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Old 4th October 2014, 21:53
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Just added a photos section in the drop box folder, with pictures of CP ships 1981 - 1986

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Old 9th October 2014, 20:05
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I sailed on the empress boats and Beaver boats between 1961 and 1964 as an electrician.hope someone out there remembers me.
Hello Walter,was you the Leccy on the Beaverfir ? who on Saturday mornings would walk up and down the alleyways carrying a box of light bulbs calling out "Bring out your dead " (dead light bulbs),its funny how things stick in the mind.Cheers.
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Old 9th October 2014, 20:28
Walter cartwright Walter cartwright is offline  
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Sorry,I didn't sail on beaver fir. Beaver Dell and Beaver Ford between 1961 1964 and also Empress of Canada and Empress of England.
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Old 9th October 2014, 21:31
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Sorry,I didn't sail on beaver fir. Beaver Dell and Beaver Ford between 1961 1964 and also Empress of Canada and Empress of England.
Thanks for the reply Walter,All the best.
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Old 14th October 2014, 00:28
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Further to my dropbox link containing CP News, and photos, have added a
Video (AVI) taken on the Dart Atlantica Nov 86

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z8kf9nmtz...Xnqisk3pa?dl=0
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Old 16th November 2014, 18:02
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Hi I did two trips on the England 1965 boy cook loved it till the strike couldn't get back on the England after the strike so settled for a cargo boat happy times.
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Old 28th November 2014, 16:19
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I sailed with C.P. ships for 25 years.Passenger boats to Containers and clean product boats.
Hi Neil, wonder if you remember me, Howard Mansell? Hope you're keeping well.

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Old 28th November 2014, 16:23
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Sailed as REO from 78 to 85. Fort Steele, Fort Yale, Dc Coleman twice, Port Quebec , Port Vancouver twice, Dart Atlantica, G.A Walker, Fort Kamloops. Great bunch of guys and good trips. Best party was at the Zillertal in Hamburg when the Port Quebec had two complete sets of officers and we all ended up dancing on the tables and under the table. Was lucky to sail twice with Jim Mantz and was very sad to hear of his passing. Am still married to the girl I met in dry dock in Norfolk and still working for Imtech/Radio Holland here. remember Lucy was my relief on Port Vancouver in Baton Rouge.
Cheers.
Bill, I'd be surprised if you remember me, Howard Mansell, I sailed with you on the Port Quebec (second trip cadet) and was there at the Zillertal that memorable night. I still have the photo of us all round the bandstand. I also recall some 'fun times' when we got to Japan! Got lots of old Seanews and Teamsheets if your interested, I would gladly send copies out. Hope you're well. Regards, Howard
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Old 12th December 2014, 23:35
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I left P & O and joined CP as 5Eng on E W Beatty in 1973 for maiden voyage, then 4Eng on Pacific Logger and 3 Eng on T G Shaughnessy. Have great memories buese shaps at the time.t age seems to have erased many of the names but include Hughie (RO), Noddy (4Eng) Bruce (2E from Devon) Maurice (ElecE from Bury, Lancs). Anyone out there on these ships around then?
Also had sailed on P & O Arcadia in 1972-3 with Dave Roberts who had previously sailed on CP Empress of Canada - anyone remember him?
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Old 14th December 2014, 22:35
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Hi Terry,
If you were on E.W. Beatty on maiden voyage you may remember me. I was assistant electrical super in Japan looking after the new buildings from 'Beatty, at NKK Tsurumi right up until Fort Victoria from Sanoyasu in Osaka 1977. Were you junior engineer then?
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Old 15th December 2014, 07:53
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Hi Les
Yes I do remember you, and yes I was Junior Eng, and this was my first trip with CP
I flew out to Tokyo with Noddy (Scouse Eng) and Hughie (Scottish R/O) - I dont recall their surnames - and we lived in the NKK shipyard club for a month, including the short run to Tsu drydock. After about 4 months at sea I was offered the option of staying on as 4th Eng which I took, extending my trip to almost 8 months
It was only a couple of weeks ago when googling my old ships that I read the tragic news of her sinking off Cape Town
Thanks for your reply, Terry
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Old 20th December 2014, 13:10
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Bill, I'd be surprised if you remember me, Howard Mansell, I sailed with you on the Port Quebec (second trip cadet) and was there at the Zillertal that memorable night. I still have the photo of us all round the bandstand. I also recall some 'fun times' when we got to Japan! Got lots of old Seanews and Teamsheets if your interested, I would gladly send copies out. Hope you're well. Regards, Howard
Hi Howard, I do still remember you and the night in the Zillertal will never fade. Can still see the Swiss guy in the blue suite picking me up off the floor and helping me back onto the table and his " where are you all from? I like your style". there were a couple of Shell tanker guys and a few BAOR army guys too. I think even the band were impressed as we bought them enough beer. Can still remember going for pizza and then sharing the taxi back with the 4th Eng. We both paid the driver and fell out of the door and barely made it up the gangway. Spent the night on the hospital floor but did actually make it to the bar by 12 noon to avoid the penalty. Did I feel like crap. After my first trip on Orangeleaf and trying to rid Capetown of "Cape Smoke" I don't think I ever got close again to that much "fun" again. That was a really good trip apart from the sad death of the Chief in Sept Isles. You were a good mate on that trip and a very competent mate professionally even as 2nd year cadet. The Quebec trip was one of the good ones and Karl Prakel was a good old man. Lucy Knight took over from me. Years later when working as a shore tech in Norfolk I was going to a ship at the coal pier and just saw the foremast and thought that looks like Vancouver or Quebec. It was Quebec and still had the maintenance logs and paperwork on with my name and writing in.
I hope life has been good for you and been interesting. Only have a couple of years left but still enjoy working and have lots of stuff still to do in the UK. Go back every year to keep the right arm in! Reading this anyone would think I was a piss head but never really drank much at sea though the old man on the Vancouver told me that my bar bill was the highest on the ship and to cut down. My reply was " you had better cut the price of the Coke and Orange then". The wife came with me on Andes Discoverer, D C Coleman, Dart Atlantica and Fort Kamloops. She knew the G A Walker pretty well in drydock at Norfolk when we met. C P Ships had a lot of really good cadets. Fred Maltby, who was last year cadet, brought the D C Coleman up the Dover Straits in thick fog, couldn't see Nr 7 hatch. Had his head stuck in the radar all the time and got us into the Dunkirk anchorage. We couldn't pump our ballast out so had to get a local tug to come out and pump it out. Fog was so thick it took them all day to find us and then said they couldn't find their way back to tied up alongside all night till it cleared. Hope you and the family have a g rest Christmas and New YEar and look forward to hearing from you.
Still run into people on ships from CP. John Fowler Mate and still sailing, still exactly the same and David Hall also a mate but not sailing.
All the best Cheers.
Bill
I too still have my Zillertal photo.
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Old 3rd January 2015, 02:58
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"Scarey Carey"?

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I was with CP from75 to 86,but the only name I recognise in the thread is Lucy Knight, who I sailed with but can't remember which ship....
I started as 2/E on the Alaska with Alexander Stephenson as Chief and Akasaka Shaw 2nd Mate. I really enjoyed being in a "proper company" and saw out my seatime for 8 years as Chief before taking the redundancy package in '86.
Sailed on Macmillan(2) (stuck up the Shat El Arab) and Clyne, Macleod(4), Emerson(2), Mather(2), Calgary,(3) Yale (may have missed a few) ending up with the Disco and Trader laid up in vdWetering and finally sailing the Trader out after a crankshaft regrind. Only CP man I am still in touch with is Geoff Wright. Hopeless with names but remember quite a few faces!
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CP Ships from '80 to '86 Fort Walsh, twice, ID Sinclair (only tanker trip) Trader and Disco, WM Neal, Fort Fraser, Dart boats, and then CP box boats again.
I remember sailing with you on one of the box boats. I was 3rd/Eng at the time. If I recall you were in the R.N.R then and a member of the Riley owners club too.
I, like you took a package in '86 and took my Chiefs ticket. Started working for Cable ships then. 16 years later Married a Canadian girls and now live in Canada and work on BC Ferries.
I will always remember a quote from Stephen "These ships only keep going due to the ball breaking graft of the Engineers working on them". May not be word perfect, but the "ball breaking graft" part I do remember.
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Old 20th March 2015, 07:44
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Hi all
i was engineer on macmillian lord mount stephen fort steele and explorer 71 to 74
i live in perth western australia and i came across a model at alcoas hq in perth of the fort Assiniboine hope spelt it correctly anyone know link between Alcoa and Cp ships
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Old 25th March 2015, 23:08
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Happy days

I joined CP in 1978 as 2/E on the Fort Kamloops, promoted to C/E on Fort Coulonge in 1982 with Roller Ball as captain, back on Bulkers on Fort Hamilton in 1983 changed to Hong Kong flag in 84 and stayed until replaced by Indian officers in Avenmouth in 88, by then only the 4 seniors were British.
Other ships I was on - WA Mather, Fort McCloud, Fort Kipp, Fort Yale, T Akasaka, WE Beaty, Fort Nanaimo, Fort Resolution, Pacific Logger.
Best trip was on the Nanaimo with captain Montgomery, we were in Canada and berthed in Nanaimo and the locals came down to see the ship, There were a few wife's on board and captain Montgomery was married to an ex chief steward Jane and she came out to Vancouver and left with my wife before we sailed.
Henry robson

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Old 14th April 2015, 10:28
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Was with CP from 1978 - 1984, when I took the Hong Kong offer etc. From Deck Cadet to 3rd Mate. Ships were: DC Coleman; Port Quebec; TG Shaughnessy; Fort Kipp; Fort Garry; Fort Nanaimo; Lord Strathcona; Lord Mount Stephen; Fort Walsh. Still in touch with Mike Wedge (3rd Mate) Paul Hughes (Yosser - 3rd Eng) , and recently on here Bill Bonner, R/O on the Quebec. Kept a lot of papers etc for reasons I cant recall but here they are for anyone interested - intended to post these on the Timelink site operated by Marshall Christie but that seems to have been inactive for some time now. I recall my interviewed with Marshall in 1978.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/97bamo0rg...q5EcIb22a?dl=0

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Old 7th May 2015, 14:06
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To Martin H and Leo M - many thanks for taking the time to scan and upload the copies of Sea News and Who's on Board. I have just spent a few very nostalgic hours going through them I was with CP from 1974 until 1986 when I took voluntary redundancy and have been ashore since.

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Old 7th May 2015, 14:12
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To MLF - sorry I think my link has actually omitted some documents from my original folder, which I need to check and correct. The only name I recall with initials MF are Mike Fernee (on Lord Strathcona) but I dont wish to breach anonymity.

Howard
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Old 7th May 2015, 15:42
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Hi Howard (LeoM ???)

I'm trying to remember names - the Sea News help a lot. So many people came and went on the Strath. Who were the 2nd mate and old man when you were there?

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Old 7th May 2015, 15:57
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Hi MLF - This is Howard Mansell (the forum name is just an attempt to avoid google searches churning out my name - dont know if that works).

I think Andy Codd was 2nd Mate and Graham Gaunt was Capt.

The sparky was Dave I'Anson. There others I recall but wont list them here.

Regards,

Howard
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Old 7th May 2015, 18:19
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For what it is worth I was Mate on the Strathcona Ap '74 to Oct. 74 then for 3 months after Dec. Also sailed on the WM Neal, Coleman, Fort Calgary and Nelson.
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Old 16th May 2015, 18:13
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Thanks for the Seanews' Martin - very interesting reading! Does anyone have any older versions available....1970 - 1972?
Dave.
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Old 26th May 2015, 07:35
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I remember good times especially timber runs to Vancouver area with CP from 1969 till 1974 BEAVERELM, N.R. CRUMP T.G SHAUGHNESSY PORT HAWKSBURY LORD STRATHCONA and 2rd engineer on J V CLYNE and W C VAN HORNE I remember a J. Jeffery was cadet and 5 Eng on CLYNE on 2 trips when generators were falling to pieces. Have I got the right one.
regards J Gunnig
Hello all, just found this website, I was a also a cadet with J. Jeffery on the J.V. Clyne, later on the Hawkesbury, Ambassador, McLeod, & Trader. So many names I can remember, glad to read so many stories, brings back good but vague memories.
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Old 7th July 2015, 18:32
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Hi, only found this recently, was with CP Ships from 1975-1985 before leaving and remaining ashore, some fond but unreliable memories, sailed on numerous in fleet, mainly geared bulk carriers, product carriers, box boats, was regular 3rd mate on dart atlantica ,
last trip on Logger before name change, Last trip on Strathcona before handed over, GA Walker in Falklands in 83, promoted 2nd mate into product carriers (with only 2nd Mates ticket, those were the days!!). When I was pushed into Chemical carriers that was the end for me really I literally jumped ship as I had another job. Ran into my good friend Mark Harrington( Mate) who brought me up to speed a few years later though. A very worthwhile 10 years though I never want to see the Shat al Arab again ( HRM).
All the best Paul.
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