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Old 29th October 2012, 19:54
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Very interesting comments regarding Lamport and Holt, and the fleet, but strangly nothing on SS Lassel, a great little plodder . Sailed on her a few times to South America, no more than 60 RPM, triple expansion engine, loved it. Would be interested to find what became of her.
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Old 29th October 2012, 20:27
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Very interesting comments regarding Lamport and Holt, and the fleet, but strangly nothing on SS Lassel, a great little plodder . Sailed on her a few times to South America, no more than 60 RPM, triple expansion engine, loved it. Would be interested to find what became of her.
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Liberty Ship LASSELL(ex.JOHN J. McGRAW/SAMARIZ)1962 r/n AIOLOS II 24.11.68 b/u Shanghi

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Old 29th October 2012, 22:32
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Did my first trip on her, Jan 1958, first stop Las Palmas for bunkers, then Recife and several ports south to BA, remember homeward bound taking on deck cargo of tomatoes in Las Palmas for Liverpool.
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Old 30th October 2012, 18:46
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Thank you, A.D. Frost, and nautibuoy42, for your information. Yes I can remember and basically we did exactly the same voyage. In fact, homeward bound in Las Palmas we berthed just astern of one of the Castle ships, I believe it was the Capetown Castle, that had a disasterous accident in the engine room. Can't quite remember what happened.
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Old 30th October 2012, 18:53
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Thank you, A.D. Frost, and nautibuoy42, for your information. Yes I can remember and basically we did exactly the same voyage. In fact, homeward bound in Las Palmas we berthed just astern of one of the Castle ships, I believe it was the Capetown Castle, that had a disasterous accident in the engine room. Can't quite remember what happened.
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Air start v/v jammed open.Fired though the air start line back to the air bottle, blew up,shrapnel killed several engineers.(17.10.60)

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Old 30th October 2012, 22:01
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I had heard that there had been injuries, but shrapnel killed several engineers was not aware of such a tragedy. It is frightening. Thank you A.D. Frost!!
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Hi Rob, I sailed on the Lassel, signed on 20:05:58, di 5 trips until 29:05:59.
Still have a photo somewhere showing the her in dock in Las Palmas with the flag at half mast, when the captain died and he was embalmed on the wing of the bridge!!!!!!!!
I was a deck cadet.
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Hi Woover, I paid off her 2nd May '58, in Surrey Commercial Dock, the trip before you joined, the master on that voyage was Cpt Robson, the Mate was Tab Nab Roberts, the other cadet was a guy called Terry ????. Regards, Glyn.
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Hi Rob, are you sure his name was Roberts, thats my name Trevor Roberts. Thought his name was Tab nab Hunter, realy nice guy. Other cadet was Brian? cant quite remember, so long ago now. Where do you get all this old info from.
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Hi Rob, are you sure his name was Roberts, thats my name Trevor Roberts. Thought his name was Tab nab Hunter, realy nice guy. Other cadet was Brian? cant quite remember, so long ago now. Where do you get all this old info from.
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Definitely Tab Nab Roberts , went on to be Asst Marine Supt under Cpt Crebin, Tab Hunter was a film star of the 60s
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Hello woover.
A little bit of a mix up here regarding Lassel. You will find that the information you are questioning originated from "nautibuoy42". Irrespective she was a great plodder. Only one job to do in Recife was LP big end knocking, only slightly but we thought do it now, better than doing repairs half way across the Atlantic.
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Old 11th January 2014, 20:37
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Hello woover.
A little bit of a mix up here regarding Lassel. You will find that the information you are questioning originated from "nautibuoy42". Irrespective she was a great plodder. Only one job to do in Recife was LP big end knocking, only slightly but we thought do it now, better than doing repairs half way across the Atlantic.
Rob.
Hi Rob I will have to look up nautibouy42 and see what other info he has. You are right of course, Tab Hunter was a film star, thats the penalty for getting old.

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L&H was a great outfit to sail with. Basic accommodation but fair grub and a decent crowd of officers. I was in the Debrett and the good old Romney under Captains Legg and Casey. The homeward load of tomatoes or potatoes from Las Palmas was a regular. many happy memories.
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My first ship Lassell

Joined the Lassell in Tilbury 5th October 1955 my first trip to sea as junr
Engineer.A good ship with the exeption of the steam winches they just dropped to pieces.The captain being J King the third mate was called Samson.These South American ports being a eye opener for me.
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Greetings horwichbl and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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HELLO ROB
I HAVE LEARNED TODAY that a model boat building friend is embarking on a build of the ship, Lassell , initially named, Samariz, built in 1943.

What recollections or pictures might you have?

Speaking to him earlier, one question he would like answered is, what was the colour of the deck.
He was also interested in the superstructure and hull colours for to date he has only seen a small black and white photo.

He is not compter/Internet minded and had asked me if I might ascertain in his behalf.

Stuart
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