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  #101  
Old 29th July 2015, 15:09
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veloz

[QUOTE=P.Arnold;1540970]just to 'trigger' memories
I was R/0 on the Valiente 68-69, she then changed name to Veloz about April 69 Panamanian flag. Did 4 trips NY to Iquitos.
Names I remember.
Captain J Needham, J Ogonowski
C/Mate E Bentley, C Evans
2/Mate T Morgan, H Johnson
3/Mate P Thompson, Bassim Balal.
C/Eng D Price
2/ Eng J Rutherford
3/Eng V Tiffin
4/Eng B Barnes
C/Stwd L Jones

Can remember those names, have to think really hard on the great grand kids.

No use getting older, if you can't remember what you did when you were younger.[/QUOTE

I was on the Veloz as 3rdeng with alan stevens, ogonowski, & barry barnes, tavares was the brazilian engine room ass.1965/66

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Old 29th July 2015, 15:27
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my memory must be playing tricks, I was on the Veloz when she was sold to the Peruvians and renamed the Atahualpa' I don't remember it being the Viajero.
I was on the Veloz with Alan Stevens(Wigan), Barry Barnes(preston) and ogonowski. 1965/66
it was a tremendous time, we listened to the world cup at anchor waiting to go into Belem, the times we had down the Rue general gajon doing our own importing!.
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Old 29th July 2015, 16:23
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Last time I saw Alan Stevens was Iquitos in April 1973, he was the Engineer for the Booth Slipway at Nanay River....he was going out with a girl called Vicki. I was up there again in 74 and he had left and so had Pat Nichols, Garcia had taken over as British Consul. I really liked Alan he was a real gentleman and a Poet to-boot. I remember listening to the World Cup, I think we were on the way up to Iquitos, I was mate on the "Veras" then, Ned StRoas was Master. I remember the "Atahualpa" she did not last long on the service, Alan was Chief there with the Peruvians...I remember going over for some Cerviche(raw fish marinated in Lime Juice) not to my taste really.
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Old 5th August 2015, 18:42
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Booth Line Amazon Pictures

Just been scanning some old transparencies, thought some might bring back memories.
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Old 5th August 2015, 19:12
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Old 5th August 2015, 19:33
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Few More
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Old 5th August 2015, 21:52
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As the song goes "memories", brilliant.
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Old 9th August 2015, 16:46
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Just been scanning some old slides..first one is Radio Officer, Nashir and Tommy Morgan, Martin Chief Officer and my missus, me and missus and my wife ,Nashir and Chief Engineer(Who came from Trinidad).. .you might be interested in these
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Old 9th August 2015, 16:51
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Thought these might take you back. Pictures are of Alan and my wife at the Booth Slipway and the construction site of the new Iquitos International Airport...seems an awful long time ago
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Old 10th August 2015, 15:52
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Thought these might take you back. Pictures are of Alan and my wife at the Booth Slipway and the construction site of the new Iquitos International Airport...seems an awful long time ago
my goodness me thats Alan alright. I wonder where he is.
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Old 5th September 2015, 23:24
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To the Administrators.
Why when I log onto the site the top section of the Forum page
I have picked,(Booth Line) is full of Chinese writing?
The writing is in a large box section
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Old 12th September 2015, 21:23
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Hi Foca,
Can you tell me how to contact the moderators of this site?
I want to know why the heading of the web site is covered in either Chinese
or Korean writing. There is also another lot below my last post.
Could it be that my computer has been hacked?
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Old 12th September 2015, 22:39
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Have a look at this thread

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To contact one of the on-duty moderators, click on the Forums tab and then scroll down a little way down the page to 'Users On Line' where you will see the Staff On Line' names. Click on any one name to send them a Private Message.

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Old 13th September 2015, 14:43
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Hi Caffj

Sorry not to have replied before, been a bit busy. I do not think that you have been hacked. If you are using Firefox, then try the following.

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. In order to try to fix these problems, the first step is to clear both cookies and the cache. Note: This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to. To clear Cache and cookies do the following:

Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history.
Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything".
Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
Now click the Clear now button.

Further information can be found in the Clear your cache, history and other personal information in Firefox article.

Hope this helps you can do the same in IE, problems looks like corrupt cookies and Cache. Also try using CCleaner its free to download and it will help in future.
Regards Lloyd.
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Old 5th February 2016, 22:06
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I sailed in the Boniface and the Benedict in 1983. Belem was unbelievable. 24 hour party town par excellence. Obidos upriver was very odd. Went ashore with some guys who were poisoned by 'high wine' wood alchohol mixed with Bacardi. Manaus was even better than Belem, especially The Cathedral club, built in the crypt of the ruins of the burnt out cathedral. What went on there was definitely NOT in the Book of Common Prayer!!!
Was on the maiden voyage of the Benedict late 70's as 1st trip 2/E, it was a learning curve for all the Engineers, medium speed diesel, truck engines for generators made under license in Brazil and other equipment nobody had come across.
See BSL website for ship images under Booth Line.
Red Wells was my 3rd, old Booth Line hand, Mike Gardner as Eng Cadet, had Ted Gibbs as Lecky who had stood by as Electrical Inspector in Rio. I spent 6 weeks on the Copacobana going down to the ship M-F in the latter stages. Good experience as well as taking in the culture of Rio prior to Carnival.

Johnny Atkins was old man (spent some of his spare time deep sea adding coat hooks in the cabins, as shipyard forgot to fit them), Nick Barr Mate.
The R/O helped us out in the ER during our blacked out period in Bridgetown, Barbados dressed overall but no power. A good start fr the ship.
Captain Smith joined us southbound, he even donned a BS and came down below to do some block and tackle work with me.
We also had split ballast pipes in no 3 port fuel tank that were repaired in Port of Spain.
These two ships had a stability problem and were underpowered due to the extra accomodation deck that was added.

So quite a voyage.

A later voyage I did was quite boring incomparison.
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Old 5th February 2016, 22:12
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Oops double post, so this one deleted.

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Old 11th February 2016, 13:48
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Threads #102/103
When I was on Valiante, before name change to Veloz, the Athualpa was already in service, was she not formerly the Velos.
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Old 12th February 2016, 16:21
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Hi sternchallis, welcome to the site.
Seems you enjoyed yourself in Rio, I can remember in late seventies walking back to the ship down the Copacabana beach with my wife at two in the morning dancing with the samba bands as we went....not anymore, how Brazil has changed over the years. Belem, Manaus and Fortaleza are all no go areas now.
I suppose we should consider it a privilege to have sailed on the Amazon and South America.
In late 70's and early 80's I did the maiden voyages on the new "Boswell" and "Belloc", having become a Lamport man by then. The ships did not last long in the service, Falkland War put paid to that service. I was on the "Belloc" in 1980 on a very lucrative, CSAV(Chilean National Line) we were running between Europe and South America via the Canal and through the Magellan Straits....they liked the ship and it could have become a permanent charter until the Seaman's Union decided to go on strike and we were delayed in Rotterdam for nearly a month and after that we had our scheduled dry dock which put an end to that. I think I did a couple of trips on the "Browning ", after that and we had to turn round and discharge our River Plate cargo in Rio Grande...when the war started.
Sailed with John Atkins on the "Boniface" when I was Second Mate and he was Cadet then Third Mate..last time I heard he was running a pub in Mostyn, Liverpool pilots used to go there a lot....Red Wells I sailed with on the V boats many moons ago. You might recognize people in the pictures I am attaching
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Old 12th February 2016, 17:17
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Foca,
No don't recognise the photos.
Unless we are talking about another John Atkins or you are talking about an earlier Boniface, not the Emaq one.
I'll put some photos up. There are a few up on the gallery and more on the BSL website.
You might want to drop me a pm.
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Old 12th February 2016, 17:23
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Was Alan Stevens the manager of the repair outfit that used to come down in Belem?
I remember an English chap coming down with a few of the locals to do some pipework for us. 1979'ish

Remember meeting Ned St Rosa in Belem, in fact he allowed me to call from his house to my fiance as I had not heard from her all the time I had been in Rio. Needless to say we could not discuss anything as they were listening in and when I returned home got the Dear John in person.
Later that year I treated myself to a TR7 softop instead of all the scrimping and saving I had been doing for 2 years.

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Old 12th February 2016, 18:33
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Benedict & Boniface the last of the fleet

1. On the return maiden voyage Bridgetown
2. Up the Amazon May 1979
3.Boniface still completing Jan 1979 @ Emaq Rio

4.The likely lads just after we took possession of the Benedict.
L-R 2/0 Mike (Woggy) Walker, Captain, John Atkins, 2/E David Fox,

Officer Trainee Robert Hamp, Ch/Off Nick Barr.
There were more officers but perhaps camera shy.

J Grayson 3/0, J Horsburgh R/O, A. Eddie C/E, Red Wells 3/E, A Lee 4/E,
M. Gardiner Eng Cadet.


Correction to post 115 it was John Harris as Master not Smith

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Old 12th February 2016, 18:55
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Shipwreck of the RMS Hilderbrand

An account by a passenger at the time.
Book still available, by Ruthie Lockyer.
Available on Kindle as well as print.
If there is a Reunion this year Ruthie the author is hoping to give a talk of her experience as a child passenger and a short film of the dive to the Hilderbrand that sunk off Portugal.
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Old 12th February 2016, 19:41
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The picture taken logging in the Amazon Delta on the Boniface....is John Atkins on the right and me on the left....it is the same Captain Atkins you sailed with in his younger days. The other picture is when I was Mate on the "Veras", we had just offloaded a CAT D7 onto a barge...the nearest chap leaning on the bulwark is Red Wells.
That would be Alan Stevens that came down from Iquitos, in the old days there used to be two Engineer Superintendents and Electrical Superintendents based in New York. Ned StRoas and I went a long way back together... he passed away after coming back to the UK for treatment, I saw him a few times in London before he died and Della his wife died 12 months later, very sad really but at least his three daughters were living in the UK at that time. Did you meet Captain Eric Bentley in Manaus?
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Old 12th February 2016, 19:52
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No, I don't think I met Captain Bentley in Manaus.
I do remember going to a a BBQ quite a way south of Belem at a house (with a swimming pool) of an English chap part of the Vestey firm, he had two daughters I think and they knew Red real well. He was some sort of manager, perhaps managing agent and was also a Consul I think, he was much younger than Ned.

If you want to PM me we can have a chat.
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Old 15th February 2016, 06:28
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Everytime I "briefly" visit this site, I finish up reading every post on every page. There is no doubt that they were halcyon days - if only I had a time machine!
Thanks for all the posts - I love 'em and if you haven't already done so, take a look at my reminiscences at http://www.mike-williamson.blogspot....big-river.html and associated ramblings.
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