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Old 23rd July 2017, 10:34
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I was on there then as well
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Old 23rd July 2017, 10:38
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Hi Ian.
Sailed on the ORELIA out from Port Talbot
way back in the fifties.
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Old 23rd July 2017, 10:53
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Yes remember Captain Pike, and Captain Oddy...and Walter Backhouse too.

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Old 23rd July 2017, 10:57
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[QUOTE=duquesa;2548554]I was on there then as well[/QUOTE


Hi Ian.
I joined the ORELIA at Port Talbot,and went
to BONE in North Africa,then to IRLAM in Manchester,
then to NARVIK in NORWAY and back to PORT TALBOT.
Joined her 10/5/57 and left on the 2/7/57.Was this the
time that you were on her.A lot of people say that these
ore carriers rolled all over the place,but I cannot remember
that happening,just the normal pitching and rolling.
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Under normal circumstances I would say there cannot be too many people can say they sailed on two ships of the same name ,obviously in a different era and different ships.I sailed on Orelia in 1968 for a trip down to Vitoria coming back to Port Talbot to find there was a strike on so diverted to the Tyne.Then I joined the DSV Orelia (The Skip) some 30 years later and ended up doing about 4 years on her.Then finding out her Master Ian Scott was 3rd/4th mate same time as me on the old Orelia .So I can't take the bragging rights for that one!
I remember a Chief Steward on the Ore carrier Orelia he took his cards with him and had his own gambling chips to run a card school every night.He won most of the time Hmmmmm..
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I was on there then as well[/QUOTE


Hi Ian.
I joined the ORELIA at Port Talbot,and went
to BONE in North Africa,then to IRLAM in Manchester,
then to NARVIK in NORWAY and back to PORT TALBOT.
Joined her 10/5/57 and left on the 2/7/57.Was this the
time that you were on her.A lot of people say that these
ore carriers rolled all over the place,but I cannot remember
that happening,just the normal pitching and rolling.
Dave Williams.
I was there 1958
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Old 23rd July 2017, 11:50
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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.
I left her November 1959
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Stirring some memories here...in, I think 1961/2 we had the Oregis (?) on what was Gjers Ayresome Wharf,just below Newport Bridge,having lightened at Tyne Tees Wharf by the Transporter Bridge. The Master, advised that he 'had a problem onboard' this was a steward that had gone over the top on alcohol and had stolen the Chiefs aftershave to drink.....which sent him around the bend totally,so locked in cabin until the Union & Federation were there,thereafter an ambulance to Middlesbrough General!

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I sailed on the Stuart Prince and Stolt Abadesa in the early 70's.
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sailed on two ships with same name hadleys ss clymene and mv clymene
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Old 27th July 2017, 13:35
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Sailed as 2nd Mate in Hardwicke Grange between 1963 and `70 with Paddy O`Regan Chief Steward, but can`t recall any gambling. My wife and I were guests at Paddy`s wedding in St.Finbars Pro Cathedral in Cork. Happy days. Angus Davidson.(Houlders 1954 to 80
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Old 27th July 2017, 16:14
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Good bloke Paddy. He and Capt Pike lanced a very nasty infected thing on my finger. Did a good job on it but not enough to stop the shore medic shoving me into Neath General Hospital for three days. All started from a splinter on a painting stage.
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So many names - and great ships - all during our 'golden days'. From 1959 I was Apprentice on 'Oremina', 'Swan River', Royston Grange' and 'Oregis. Then 3/O on 'Cerinthus' and 'Ocean Transport'. In 1963 I switched to Saguenay Shipping where I was on the 'Sunrip' and on the 'Sunflower' and left her as 1st Mate to emigrate to Australia in 1966, taking up a second career in Air Traffic Control. Returned to UK in 1992 and now comfortably retired in Wiltshire. Still keeping in touch with my 'Old Worcester' shipmates. Seafaring was definitely the 'best time of my life'. David Rawstron.
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Old 21st November 2017, 21:35
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Recently discovered, in my Discharge Book, a Telegram dated 27/2/61, from London Telex, Reply paid 3 shillings--- Please join Oreosa Port Talbot Wednesday--Confirm Houlders. Possibly one for the Archives!!!
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Old 24th December 2017, 12:16
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Mike Sanderson

Hi all !
Just found this forum and remember many of the names.
My first trip as engineer cadet was on Brandon Priory in 1972. I sailed on numerous ships in the fleet until I came ashore in 1988 to join the DoT as a surveyor. Last ship was Andes.
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Old 3rd January 2018, 15:15
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Latest on the Uncle John. Last owned by CalDive Inc, based Gulf of Mexico. Suffered a major engine room fire January 20th, 2015. Eventually towed to Mobile, Alabama. Sold by auction to Momentum Engineering, based Dubai, September 2015. Caldive bankrupt. Latest January 2018, up for sale again, probably for scrap value. Sad end to "The Magnificent Uncle John".
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Old 28th January 2018, 19:03
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Whatever has happened to "Marine Jockey" ex Houlders and always interesting comments on SN
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Old 29th March 2018, 21:22
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Noel Murray 1958 - 1962

My Dad, Noel, died in 2014 aged 90 but I’ve now published his life story as a blog. Anyone sailing on Houlders ships of that time might be interested: https://williamnoelmurray.wordpress.com/
http://williamnoelmurray.wordpress.com

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