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Old 2nd July 2008, 21:30
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my father was on corfoss and corfleet in the fifties.
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Old 3rd July 2008, 09:40
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dear calvin, i was only on the cormane a couple of months,blythe to tate and lyle,london,did,nt like all the coal dust,remember the donkeyman,an arab called abdul,who had been on the ship something like ten years,he hardly ever went ashore,think he told me he came from aden.cheers mike
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Old 3rd January 2009, 15:06
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Hello. I did a few trips on the Corbank about 1962.
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Old 9th January 2009, 08:32
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I was 3rd Eng on Corbank 1962-1963. Here are some names to jog your memory, Charlie Bennett, was Captain, Jimmy Gibson, was 2nd Eng, Nick Mountain was Bosun all from South Shields. The C/E was a guy called Zack, he was Polish but lived in London, his hobby was building model locomotives.
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Old 10th January 2009, 13:50
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Hi William H, I sailed with "Zack" on the Corchester from 68 to 73 His full name was Zozislaw Garstka. By the time I sailed with him he had given up modelling due to his eyesight going. I sailed on all B class except the Bank, joining the Burn as 3rd eng in 62 and left her in 68. Did a month as 2nd on the Corsea and a few chiefs jobs on the Brae & Beach. Got out just as they were selling the fleet. Good reliable engines the Polars. Just had a look at your profile and we were at Smiths Dock at the same time. I was apprentice electrician 54 to 59 and when I got my call up papers for the army I decided it was time to ship out, and I joined BP. British Holly a small 12000 tonner with a Doxford, then the British Curlew a Sultzer, and last the British Flag, from Middle docks, another Doxford. They were good times. Regards Peter Ross
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Old 11th January 2009, 07:58
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Monty if you look in the gallery" members faces" you will find a photograph of some Smiths Docks aprentice fitters from the 1958 or 59, you might reconise some of them.
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Old 11th January 2009, 19:13
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Hello William, Thanks for pointing me in the direction of "Members Faces" I had not seen that part of the site before. Brian Sharpe on the pic is a lad I knocked about with when we were in our teens. Of course it was at that time when we all started travelling the seas. Thanks again Regards Peter

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Old 17th February 2009, 21:28
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Corfleet.

Suggest you contact the world ship society as they have good photographic records.
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Old 17th February 2009, 21:37
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Suggest you contact the world ship society as they have good photographic records.
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Suggest you skim through the collier threads as there is a mention about 2006 of her.
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Old 27th March 2009, 22:52
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CORFLEET Trevor Waddington.

Have you tried contacting the World Ship Society as they sell a wide range of pictures. The expert is Roy Fenton.
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Old 12th April 2009, 19:49
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I sailed on Corsound as A/S in mid fifties. She was a modern ship and OK but we ran to Gydnia in Poland which in those days was behind Red Curtain and it was real rough security wise, and WW2 Bomb damage still very much in evidence. Swopped shirts off our backs for beer I recall and newly introduced biro pens (Woolies) were another good bargainer. Entire crew including Master had to line up on deck on departure with Seamans cards opened at photograph whilst security men searched for stowaways, even prodding cargo holds (powdered coal) with bayonets in their search. Cargo discharged at Ipswich power station.
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was deckboy on corfen 1960 never clean in five weeks went deep sea and never back on the coast
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When I was a kid we lived in a house that faced Battersea Power Station across the river and I fondly recall watching the flatiron colliers come and go there, from my bedroom window.
I cannot in all honesty say they were the ships that inspired me to go to sea bu at least I was seeing ships almost every day as a kid, which hardly anyone in Britain can do nowadays.
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Old 14th July 2013, 15:21
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Went down the Med 5o/51 in the CORMOUNT,B
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Old 14th July 2013, 15:48
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Went down the Med 50/51 in the Cormount, Sailed from BLYTHE to Barcelona with coal I think at the time it was not a common trip for Cory,s colliers It was my first foreign port and was so excited, she was also my first ship but had been on her a while on the coastal trade. Left Spain for N. Africa bunkered in Algiers (coal) then to a dump I think was called Port Breira a big rock with a cable car system from god knows where and a conveyor belt coming out of a hole in the rock Paid off in Hartlepool. A great ship and crew but looking back on it we lived rough and ready but at 15/16 thought I was the bees knees and realy enjoyed the whole thing. Spain was very different in those days. Franco.
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Old 14th July 2013, 16:00
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Also years later took one of their brand new deep sea tankers from S/Shields to Falmouth to lay her up I think it was the Corhampton. HORRIBLE run job took five trains and quite a few hours to get home. Looked like a gang of D.B.S.'S.
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I joined the 'Corbeach' as a relief in Oct 1971 (Swansea) and left her a month later in Yarmouth...
I remember litlle about her or her crew...
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I have posted a couple of crew photos from Corbeach in the Members Faces section of the gallery.

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Old 29th December 2014, 10:20
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peggy on the corfen 1960ish fireman took my wages off me for four weeks at cards paid off went deep sea never went back coasting
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Old 5th September 2015, 10:00
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i was on the cormoat running to blyth and hartlepool in early 1960 i remember dropped off at gravesend on the pilots boat in a blizzard
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Old 11th December 2015, 17:58
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Anyone remember Corbrae in Smith's Docks, North Shields in Apr 1963?
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Old 28th March 2018, 16:27
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My Dad - Alex Edgecombe

I'm trying to build up some kind of picture of my father's time on various Wm Cory colliers. He was with them during the war years and I'm told was at the French Landings. He never talked about that as so many did not.
He sailed on Cory colliers after the war until 1967/8.

Can anyone remember sailing with him and outline any experiences and ports visited, and on what ship. He had a good friend called 'Angelo' (engineer) he sailed with. They both lived in Sunderland as of course I did in my youth.
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