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Old 9th January 2011, 20:32
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first ships callsign

first ships callsing 'GPPY' MV Cumberland, ex NZS before becoming P&O GCD 1974 joining Shearness..6 months round trip to NZ
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:34
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1962 RMS Saxonia GSJS. Ch R/O Purton-Bishop, 2nd R/O Brian Staton. Capt. John Treasure-Jones.

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Old 10th January 2011, 11:49
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1966 Swansea STS Asprella GCKE Capt. John Greener

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Old 10th January 2011, 12:03
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Old 10th January 2011, 12:32
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1964 Shell tanker Opalia/GLQA.

Relief Capt Alec Brown - Gentleman. Then he returned - Capt J Brittain.

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Old 10th January 2011, 12:38
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1975 M.V. Sussex MAEF, P & O general cargo division ex NZS.
Chris,I too did a trip on the Cumberland.
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Old 10th January 2011, 12:42
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1963 RFA Cherryleaf c/s GQZQ (ex Laurelwood). Captain Evelyn David James Evans. Snr R/O Michael Noel Hynes.
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Old 10th January 2011, 12:46
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1964 Shell tanker Opalia/GLQA.

Relief Capt Alec Brown - Gentleman. Then he returned - Capt J Brittain.

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Brittain, what bad luck!

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Old 10th January 2011, 14:23
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1966 Royal Mail Line "Aragon/GVVT". C/R/O was Rollason, 2/R/O Jack Barter.
Captain was named Fox I think. Very snooty company with little to be snooty about.........
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Old 10th January 2011, 14:28
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Naess Sovereign, call sign GHFJ, Captain George Mayne.
Speybank, call sign GHRM, Captain Stan Holbrook (Commodore in fact!).
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Old 10th January 2011, 18:04
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yes indeed. Written about him before on another thread somewhere.

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Old 10th January 2011, 19:29
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Like Ray.......GHFJ, Naess Sovereign in drydock in Rotterdam 9.4.63, though we arrived in Rotterdam 4th April because my Chief, C.G.L.McKee wanted to do a tax year.

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Old 10th January 2011, 19:41
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MV Cumberland C/R/O Archie McGuigan ex NZS Capt H.R Phillips the man was a gent. me 2/R/O Archie sent TR to GNF I sent one to PCH Archie never set foot in the Radio Room again for 6 months!!! happy days....
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Old 11th January 2011, 08:14
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I remember Robin Philips, he left the ship as part of crew change when we were in Pireaus May '75. Sadly passed due to terminal cancer just a few months later
we found out.
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Somerset GJVL, Capt'n Brian Austin-Smith, Mate Peter Grimes, 2/O John Spurdall. Unfortunately I forget who was the Sparkie, a big bloke with a beard who liked the 'Odd' beverage.
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Old 11th January 2011, 09:13
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My first ship ss Isle of Guernsey, GQYJ 1949 Southampton to Channel Isles. Pete Rosney was my Chief and Capt. Pearce was Master.
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Booker Vanguard/MHEM, Captain Eddie Puddifer, Chief R/O Alan Moss.
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Old 11th January 2011, 17:15
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H.R.Phillips

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Chris,
I remember Robin Philips, he left the ship as part of crew change when we were in Pireaus May '75. Sadly passed due to terminal cancer just a few months later
we found out.
Bill
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Sorry to hear about Capt Phillips, he was my first old man!! pity the rest of them where not more like him...Apart from him going on the piss with Archie he was a proper gent...I guess Archie must be gone by now...last I heard of him was a mate of mine relieved him of the Wild Flamingo I think it was in Rotterdam.
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S.A. Tzaneen / ZTTZ - rx R408, tx RMT1500S ... The Safmarine reefers were great ships to sail on.

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MV Benhope/GJZD - July 1971 - joined KG5 dock - loaded explosives at Shoeburyness then sailed for Far East.

C/RO George Dickson - Master Capt. Henderson.

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Old 13th January 2011, 22:13
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British Piper. GDNN, Falmouth Feb. 1957
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Old 13th January 2011, 22:53
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Joined Aramac GSWQ at Brisbane August 1965 as 3rd RO. Chief RO John Watson, 2nd RO Bill Muldoon.
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Old 14th January 2011, 08:56
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March 1975 Cayzer Irvine's Elbe Ore/GWME - included dry dockings in Rotterdam and North Shields where name changed to King Richard. After two months on the bulk carrier it was off to Windsor Castle/GVTG as 4/R/O. Chalk and cheese.
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Old 14th January 2011, 09:00
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KWZD
The Black Douglas, a Fish and Wildlife research ship. My first trip to sea as a unpaid deck boy in 1962 at the age of 16, followed by a trip as OS in 1963. Why in the world I have that call sign branded in my brain is beyond my comprehension, but it is!
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