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Old 9th January 2016, 13:24
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Hi guys have any of you sailed in the wilson line
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Old 9th January 2016, 14:58
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Did my first trip as solo Radio Officer on the Tasso, December 1958 March 1959.
Great memories of a great tfip round the Med with a great team.
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Old 9th January 2016, 15:17
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The Rialto and Consuelo were often seen in 50s Aberdeen discharging grain from Canada.
Nice looking ships.

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Old 9th January 2016, 17:01
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Hi Hull Boy.

Saled in the Domino 1961 on the Med run.The Ariosto 1962 Copenhagen out of london and the Rollo Hull to Gothenburg 1964
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Old 9th January 2016, 18:02
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I did my first and last trip on the Spero in 1947. Newcastle - Bilbao - N/castle.

I played with my clockwork toy car on a hatch cover and lost the key overboard. My dad said that he would put a chalk mark on the ship's side and we'd get it on the way back.....never did though...

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Old 9th January 2016, 19:24
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hi hullboy first and last ship wilsons and a few inbetween.malmo 23/7/64 to28/9/64, volo 22/9/65 to 29/11/65, bravo 16/12/65 to 11/5/66, teano 3/5/67 to 15/6/67, rialto 9/6/68 to 10/2/69,salmo 22/9/71 to 9/5/72 all good ships and good runs
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Old 10th January 2016, 04:09
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hi hullboy first and last ship wilsons and a few inbetween.malmo 23/7/64 to28/9/64, volo 22/9/65 to 29/11/65, bravo 16/12/65 to 11/5/66, teano 3/5/67 to 15/6/67, rialto 9/6/68 to 10/2/69,salmo 22/9/71 to 9/5/72 all good ships and good runs
Off topic, I am afraid but putting Hull and Elletson together I was wondering if you were a relative of Brian Elletson, I sailed with in Silver Line 1952-3 as apprentices Nick
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Old 10th January 2016, 08:03
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I sailed on the Cicero from June 70 to August 70. A great looking little ship, I joined her in the West India dock in London. A quick trip round the Med. For about 6 weeks with 12 passengers discharging a British cargo, then back loading for I think Felixtowe, London and Hull . Then cleaning the ship up and doing a stock take as that was the last trip under the Red Ensign because she was sold to a Turkish company. A good ship with good food pay and conditions.
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Old 10th January 2016, 09:05
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Off topic, I am afraid but putting Hull and Elletson together I was wondering if you were a relative of Brian Elletson, I sailed with in Silver Line 1952-3 as apprentices Nick
hi nick no brian elletson is no relation all my family were trawlermen except me ,Arthur.
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Old 10th January 2016, 17:58
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Ellermans Wilson Line

Just to let all ex Wilson men know that We have our own friendly site on F/B by putting in the search bar you will find us.you do not have to mess with the other part of F/Book .As admin I will see you there
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Old 10th January 2016, 22:38
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Ellerman Wilson

Hello everyone,
This is my first posting on this site which I must state certainly looks very interesting.
I was at sea from 1950 until 1960. During this period I shipped out on the following Wilson ships:
Ss Gitano 27August-24 Nov 1952
Ss Silvio. 16 June- 18 Aug 1953
Ss Ariosto. 4 Oct 1956-8Jan 1957

Of the three I thought the Silvio was the worst for riding out rough weather she had the motion of a corkscrew when ploughing into North Sea gales when saling to Norway.

Any fellow posters on these ships on these dates?

Happy New Year to you all

Suffolk ladd (80+ years)


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Old 12th January 2016, 20:40
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Was on the Carlo in 1966,very enjoyable runs to Sweden,great menories
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Old 14th January 2016, 11:04
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Hi all
Joined Wilson Line 1957 to 1967 as cadet & 3rd mate, sailed on numerous ships. Cicero. Sacramento, Domino Sep 1958-Feb 1960.Great ship. Jack Atkinson master. Gorden Needman mate. Others All atlantic ships, Med, S Africa, India.
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Old 16th January 2016, 12:34
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As R/O did relief job on Rollo in 1960 and then Med trip on Vasco
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Old 16th January 2016, 23:09
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Anyone sail with "Bucky" Dent on wilsons fleet??
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Old 17th January 2016, 00:00
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hi nick no brian elletson is no relation all my family were trawlermen except me ,Arthur.
Thanks, Arthur. Well I thought it as worth a try. Funnily enough he had spent time on Hull trawlers before deciding to go deep sea with Silver Line in 1951 Nick
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Old 2nd May 2016, 12:34
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Hi Suffolk Lad,Just to confirm your comment on the performance of the Silvio in bad weather ploughing through the North Sea,I did 3 month on her with Capt Whitfield a pure gem of a Captain in my mind and witnessed quite a few days of no sleep,not good on 4 on 4 off.We where on the Norwegian run in 1964/65 ..
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I'm not a sailor but trying to track a couple of old friends who left school to become cadets at Trinity House. Rod (Roderick) Knowles from Anlaby and Dicky (Richard) Shaw from Cottingham. Haven't seen hide not hair of either of them since they went to sea. Any links?
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Old 3rd May 2016, 19:33
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Hi Johnny Walker just to let you know John CICERO 1970 was sold to the Maldives Islands and she was renamed Maldive Trust sam2182sw
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Old 3rd May 2016, 19:41
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Joined Wilson Line 1957 to 1967 as cadet & 3rd mate, sailed on numerous ships. Cicero. Sacramento, Domino Sep 1958-Feb 1960.Great ship. Jack Atkinson master. Gorden Needman mate. Others All atlantic ships, Med, S Africa, India.
Ian Walker
Ian...Are you the same Ian Walker (Titch) I shared a flat with in Hull for either Mates or 2nd Mates at BNS in the 1960's?....Keith G....(PM me if you are)

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Old 4th May 2016, 16:15
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Rollo: April - June 1970
Great trip. Most of deck crowd straight off the pool.
The mate couldn't believe it when we asked if we could have a day off to visit the Acropolis in Athens - and actually did just that. Thought we'd all come back the worse for wear from ouzo. That's not to say we didn't make the most of the ouzo at other times Gave us another day off to visit the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul.


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Old 4th May 2016, 17:28
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I'm not a sailor but trying to track a couple of old friends who left school to become cadets at Trinity House. Rod (Roderick) Knowles from Anlaby and Dicky (Richard) Shaw from Cottingham. Haven't seen hide not hair of either of them since they went to sea. Any links?
I remember them both from Trinity House,Headswan.I did bump into Richard Shaw in 1969 or 1970 and he was sailing with the RFA then.
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Old 4th May 2016, 20:02
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Thank you very much for your message, John. Very kind. Alan Suddaby just made contact with the same information. It also looks as though Rod did some work for Blue Star. The trail goes cold by about 1980.

Cheers,

Ray
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Old 11th May 2016, 11:38
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Did one trip on the Rinaldo chartered to Ellermans to Walvis Bay in 1961

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Old 14th May 2016, 17:33
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Hi Keith
Just seem your message good hear from you. That's me were you with Bank Line?
My email add is [email protected].
Regards Ian (Titch)
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