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Old 24th August 2009, 12:52
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Joined Seaforth Conqueror as Mate in February 1979 - Jake Kerr (Dundee) as Master. Big difference from Oil Exploer - 2 workwires and the deck wasn't awash just steaming. Also on Seaforth Jarl (twice), Commander, Laird and Highlander. Took Seaforth Jarl to St. Johns with Mike Smith as Master - he was relieved by Willie MacLeod on arrival but the 2nd Engineer and I had to remain on board for about 10 days to hand over to the Canadian crew.
Other Masters I sailed with - Mike Reed, Peter Bloomer, John de Barr, Derek Storey, Carl Terry, Ken Maxwell, Mike Elder and John Leask.
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Old 25th August 2009, 01:11
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I sailed with John de Barr on the tugs with UTC. A real gentleman as I recall.
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Old 25th August 2009, 21:35
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Old 25th August 2009, 22:43
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Joined Seaforth Conqueror as Mate in February 1979 - Jake Kerr (Dundee) as Master. Big difference from Oil Exploer - 2 workwires and the deck wasn't awash just steaming. Also on Seaforth Jarl (twice), Commander, Laird and Highlander. Took Seaforth Jarl to St. Johns with Mike Smith as Master - he was relieved by Willie MacLeod on arrival but the 2nd Engineer and I had to remain on board for about 10 days to hand over to the Canadian crew.
Other Masters I sailed with - Mike Reed, Peter Bloomer, John de Barr, Derek Storey, Carl Terry, Ken Maxwell, Mike Elder and John Leask.
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Whatever happpened to Willie McLeod ?
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Old 26th August 2009, 14:25
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Falkland Islands Patrol Vessels

Seaforth Champion, built 1975, commissioned as HMS Guardian, and sister-ship Seaforth Saga, as HMS Protector, for Falkland Islands Patrol in 1983.
Seaforth Warrior, built 1975 as Edda Sun, commisioned as HMS Sentinel in 1984.
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Old 26th August 2009, 15:22
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Sailed with Peter Blooner in Sealion, had a beer wth Jake when he was on Sun Wrestler.
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Old 27th August 2009, 23:52
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Any one remember skipper of Seaforth Cape, I think his name was Davie Dunnet ?
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Old 4th September 2009, 06:44
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Any one remember skipper of Seaforth Cape, I think his name was Davie Dunnet ?
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I was 2nd Mate and Mate on the Seaforth Cape in 1978 with Davie Dunnet.
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Old 6th September 2009, 19:43
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Seaforth Prince was my first supply vessel - 2nd Mate - 1976 - working out of Dundee
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Old 10th September 2009, 20:29
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Anyone remember Bert Johnson ? I never worked for Seaforth but Star Offshore and Bert came over from Seaforth to work with us. Brilliant engineer and first class bloke !!!! I last saw him just before he retired around 2004? maybe a bit earlier..... by that time we had been first taken over by Stirlings which then got swallowed by Seacor.......
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Old 12th September 2009, 21:22
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Smile Saeforth Maritime

I spent 78 -79 with Seaforth Maritime, mostly on the Laird and the Conqueror. Good guys to work for.
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Anyone remember Bert Johnson ? I never worked for Seaforth but Star Offshore and Bert came over from Seaforth to work with us. Brilliant engineer and first class bloke !!!! I last saw him just before he retired around 2004? maybe a bit earlier..... by that time we had been first taken over by Stirlings which then got swallowed by Seacor.......


Hi Nick, Bert was chief with me on the Stirling Aquarius , I still keep in contact with him, I,mm sure it will be the correct Bert he lives in Hartlepool.
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Old 17th September 2009, 21:34
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Yep Trevor that's our Bert..... from Aberdeen re engineered to monkey hanging country. I loved nick names and to me Bert was always "Uncle Bert"
Well if your are speaking to him send my regards!!!
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Old 17th September 2009, 22:11
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Hi Nick , yea thats Bert he retired as you say about 2004 , and went chief on a dredger on the Tees ,then left there and last time i spoke to him he was chief job man at a Hospice ,i will be talking to him so i will mention this forum to him ," Uncle Bert", thats it hardly ever went ashore very good engineer and a pleasure to sail with

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Old 22nd February 2010, 16:43
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Worked on deck with Seaforth Maritime form 16-5-79 until 4-12-1985.

Ships sailed on and their skippers in no particular order.

Seaforth Highlander with Ron Duncan many trips, also Jimmy Johnstone and John D Burr as skipper on her. Seaforth Victor with Barry Hesketh, Seaforth Cape with Peter Bloomer, Seaforth Warrior with Peter Coull (daddy as he was affectionally known), Seaforth Laird with Brian Smith and Mike Elder as skippers, Seaforth Viscount with Jake Kerr, Seaforth Minara with Mike Elder, Seaforth Crusader with Ron Duncan and Brian Smith, Seaforth Prince with Rushbrook (forget his first name), Seaforth Centurion, Seaforth Conqueror with Jake Kerr and Peter Coull many trips.

Best trip had to be Flying to Pusan in South Korea and taking the newly built Crusader back to Aberdeen, great times.

Left Seaforth and joined BUE shipping in Leith, big mistake.

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Old 29th December 2010, 14:40
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Sailed with Peter when he first joined Toisa Conqueror as extra Master.
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I am still looking for info on a vessel that was working in the early day's of North Sea Oil when the initial surveying was being carried out. Since my last posting on this vessel I have found out she was an Ex- American Navy Sub Chaser (PC? 175 ft x 23ft) , any idea's?
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Old 20th September 2011, 15:19
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Whatever happened to Jake Kerr??? sailed with him on the "Sun Wrestler", the mate was Derek Swadling,he was back to back with Big Pete!!! great ship pity about the Chief Engineers and mogadon man!!!!
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Old 20th September 2011, 15:36
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I think Jake Kerr ended up with Swires in the North sea until he retired.
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Old 20th September 2011, 17:00
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Cheers Timo, Jake was a great guy, pleasure to sail with!!!
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Old 20th September 2011, 18:28
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Jake did go to Swires. He was on the Pacific Frontier until it went back to Australia. It would be about 2001 that he finally retired properly.
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Old 25th September 2011, 06:57
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I am still looking for info on a vessel that was working in the early day's of North Sea Oil when the initial surveying was being carried out. Since my last posting on this vessel I have found out she was an Ex- American Navy Sub Chaser (PC? 175 ft x 23ft) , any idea's?
I believe the vessel you are looking for may be the Compass Rose 3, which was built as USS YMS 167 at Datchet Carter Shipb., Benton Harbour, Canada in 1944 and converted as Norwegian car ferry Valdal in 1949. She was again converted as a survey / dive support vessel owned by C.R.Lines, SA, Panama in 1972, but sunk off Scotland in 1975.

Some info and pictures as Valdal can be found here: http://www.fjordfaehren.de/no_f2/valldal1948.htm
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Was this the same Peter Bloomer ex Denholms ?.
If so , sailed with him on the GTV's , he as 3rd.mate and me as ch.mate .
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Old 25th September 2011, 11:59
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Was this the same Peter Bloomer ex Denholms ?.
If so , sailed with him on the GTV's , he as 3rd.mate and me as ch.mate .
Peter was with Denhoms.Then Offshore with Seaforth - Farstad - Sealion.
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Old 25th September 2011, 20:17
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Peter was with Denhoms.Then Offshore with Seaforth - Farstad - Sealion.
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