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Old 1st June 2013, 13:27
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Baron Elphinstone 1952/53. R/O. Rough one, Lascar crew including the Chf Stwd. A Captain Campbell from Islay. Outside of the Mate the rest were all in the 60's. 2nd Eng was actually 70. Story I was given was that they had accepted shares in lieu of wages at some point. No idea as to the truth of that.
I have a picture somewhere of the Officers in Fremantle Xmas 52 - I went ashore to eat later...
Good times though, much of it spent between Port Louis and Laurenco Marques. Sugar out, scrawny cattle back. No tourist glitz then. I loved Port Louis...wicked grin.

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Hi Alex from an old Bank Line man...

Just a long shot, but around 50/51 a school chum called Alex Loveday left to join Hogarths, when I went into the Bank Line.. Just wondered if the name rings a bell at all? ( I later heard on the grapevine that he had jumped ship in Australia, but can't vouch for the truth in the story).

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Old 21st June 2013, 15:48
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I was on Baron Belhaven from 1962 to 1963, any good

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Hi Chris. I paid off the Baron Belhaven at the riverside repair berth at Tilbury on 9-Feb-1962 after a 10 and a half month trip. couldn't have worked out better for me as I lived at Grays then. Ken.
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Old 21st June 2013, 18:42
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anyone meet Henry Kitchen in Hogarths?
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Old 29th June 2013, 14:25
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Anyone on the baron minto march 1963 or baron belhaven september 1964 or woodford may 1962.
I was 2nd mate on the Minto after serving my time with HH but earlier. I was on it's maiden trip with Capt. William Warden of Tyree. We did a year or more going to the USA, OZ and Japan with sugar and came home from Cairns with sugar and I left to get married and joined the UBC United Baltic Corp'n then left them and went to NZ and waa chief officer on the Aramoana etc etc
after getting masters in Wellington. I left the MN in 1966 before it all fell apart and while we still had one..............David Mills
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Old 10th July 2013, 17:56
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As a first trip apprentice (1956) sailed with William Warden who was master on the old Baron Maclay.
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Old 27th October 2013, 14:36
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Baron Garioch
which I served on for the best eight months of my life I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of her
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Also are there any pictures of the Sheaf Wear out there or as anyone got of both these ships to fill my collection of the ships I servered on while in the Merchant Navy
hi barry wood i think t was on the daron garioch the same time
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Old 27th October 2013, 15:02
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I sailed with Hogarth's 1958 - 1964 Apprentice to Second Mate.
Baron Geddes Apr 1958 (ship just converted to oil burning) to July 59 Master's T. Scott J. D. Minnards
Baron Herries Sept 59 - Sept 1960 Master's T. Scott & Turnbull
Baron Kinnaird Oct 60 - Dec 61 Masters J. Minnards L.G. Robb
Baron Glenconner 3/O May - Sept 62 Master J. Minnards
Baron Jedburgh Oct 62 - Dec 63 Master J.R.L. Cain
Baron Kinnaird 2/O May 64 - Feb 65 Master Mackay
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Old 4th February 2014, 20:36
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also Baron Renfrew

did one trip on the Baron Renfrew as R.O.in 1958 0r 1959. Burntisland to Takoradi. The food was shocking but the trip was good.
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Old 6th February 2014, 00:23
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i worked by on the baron renfrew in liverpool may 1960 and she was in a shocking state,no food aboard about 1/2 pound of tea only 3 of us aboard mate deck hand and myself ass cook .stayed 2 days and then she was fumigated
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Old 16th June 2014, 21:03
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I sailed with Hogarth's 1958 - 1964 Apprentice to Second Mate.
Baron Geddes Apr 1958 (ship just converted to oil burning) to July 59 Master's T. Scott J. D. Minnards
Baron Herries Sept 59 - Sept 1960 Master's T. Scott & Turnbull
Baron Kinnaird Oct 60 - Dec 61 Masters J. Minnards L.G. Robb
Baron Glenconner 3/O May - Sept 62 Master J. Minnards
Baron Jedburgh Oct 62 -ec ROGER.63 Master J.R.L. Cain
Baron Kinnaird 2/O May 64 - Feb 65 Master Mackay
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Hi I SERVIED ALL MY TIME ON THE BH AND BG 1952/6 AND KING WILSON DID MAY BE AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU ROGER JONES SWANSEA YOU CAN CONTACT ME HERE AS CASWELL
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Old 16th June 2014, 21:48
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Any Old Baron Boat Men Still Out There

...well it would have been a waste of time asking for young ones!
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Old 20th September 2014, 00:50
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My father - David Currie was an apprentice and third mate on the Baron Pentland, Ardrossan, McKlay, Glencairn, kinnaird and Inchcape from 1960 - 1966. Says he sailed with Captains Cain and Downie. Any shipmates out there?
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Old 28th September 2014, 14:53
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Served as apprentice on:
Baron Maclay Sept 1956-May 1957 Capt.W.Warden Ch/Off J.Morrison
Baron Herries June 1957-April 1959 Capt J.Wylie Ch/Off E.Griffiths
Capt G.Harris Ch/Off G.Hunter
Baron Glenconner May 1959-Sept 1960 Capt CW Knoakes Ch/Off I.Mackay
Capt R.Gunn Ch/Off G.Hunter
Capt T.Pearson Ch/Off G.Hunter
I don't regret a single minute of my time with Hogarths it set me up for life be it in a totally different profession.
Would do it all again.
Hello Davie was that close on to a 2 year voyage when you where in the Baron Herries best regards Dave .
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Old 28th September 2014, 15:16
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Hi I sailed with Hogarth's Baron Line 1958 - 1965,
1958 - 59 Baron Geddes (Apprentice) Master Captain T. Scott Mate Gordon
1959 - 60 Baron Herries (Apprentice) " " " /Turnbull
1960 (September) Baron Ardrossan (run job Birkenhead - Glasgow - Lisbon)
1960 - 61 Baron Kinnaird (Apprntice) Capt,s Minnards/Robb Mate Hunter
1962 Baron Glenconner (3/O) Captain Minnards
1962 - 63 Baron Jedburgh (3/O) Capt Cain Mate Bryson
1964 - 65 Baron Kinnaird (2/O) Capt McLean
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Old 29th September 2014, 19:22
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Hello Davie was that close on to a 2 year voyage when you where in the Baron Herries best regards Dave .
Hi Dave, Its actually made up of 3 consecutive trips from the UK on the Herries.
The first of 6mths.
The second 3mths.
The remaining was from April '58 to April '59.
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Old 29th September 2014, 20:02
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Hello there Davie all the same the last trip was a bit of a jaunt ,having only sailed in one tramp myself which I was flown out to join at quite an expense to the company I only lasted 3 months then I paid off sick , but for the short time I was in her I quite liked the not knowing for sure what our next port was going to be , some of those tramps I know got stuck on some lousy runs for months on end whereas others really cracked it my one and only tramp spent quite some time out east best regards Dave .
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Old 29th September 2014, 22:55
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Hello there Davie all the same the last trip was a bit of a jaunt ,having only sailed in one tramp myself which I was flown out to join at quite an expense to the company I only lasted 3 months then I paid off sick , but for the short time I was in her I quite liked the not knowing for sure what our next port was going to be , some of those tramps I know got stuck on some lousy runs for months on end whereas others really cracked it my one and only tramp spent quite some time out east best regards Dave .
Hi Dave, Yes the 12mth trip took us tramping round the world. We had a great crowd and I still have happy memories of that trip. If you are interested you can read where we got to on page 2 in the Tramp Steamer section.
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Old 1st April 2015, 16:01
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I was born and raised at Port Boca Grande, Florida and spent all my time on the phosphate loading pier.
On one particular day in 1964 a ship made port to load phosphate for Albright and Wilson fertilizer works at Burntisland. The ship was registered in Monrovia, owned by Greeks and named ZITA. She was attractive enough and I spent a good bit of time on board looking around. She was powered by a pathetic old triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine and at the time had only one functioning boiler. She loaded her phosphate then spent the next two weeks in port while a man from Lloyds supervised the boiler repair so she could at least get to Britain. I found the builders plate in the officers salon..........Turns out that ZITA was in fact built as BARON GLENCONNER. Incidentally, the boiler patch didn't work........She went dead in the water east of Bermuda and had to be taken in tow.

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Old 3rd April 2015, 12:43
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I was born and raised at Port Boca Grande, Florida and spent all my time on the phosphate loading pier.
On one particular day in 1964 a ship made port to load phosphate for Albright and Wilson fertilizer works at Burntisland. The ship was registered in Monrovia, owned by Greeks and named ZITA. She was attractive enough and I spent a good bit of time on board looking around. She was powered by a pathetic old triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine and at the time had only one functioning boiler. She loaded her phosphate then spent the next two weeks in port while a man from Lloyds supervised the boiler repair so she could at least get to Britain. I found the builders plate in the officers salon..........Turns out that ZITA was in fact built as BARON GLENCONNER. Incidentally, the boiler patch didn't work........She went dead in the water east of Bermuda and had to be taken in tow.
Sad to read she ended up as you say.I think she was one of the last Baron boats to be powered by steam.She also had an LP turbine that made sailing in ballast a lot more comfortable.
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Old 3rd April 2015, 20:54
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Hi I was on the last voyage of Mapledore December 1959 we loaded at Boca grande for Portishead at the time the bar Albatross When my wife and i visited in 1990 only a few stumps remained of the jetty the rail line is a road, houses on the former empty beach where in 1959 one could pick up of the beach 12" conch shells.The albatross has been moved to the new road. "Caswell"

I wrote about the The Last Voyage of The Mapledore Sea Breezes January 2011.
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Old 4th April 2015, 01:20
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Had a telegram once from the pool, to join the Baron Geddes i got told to avoid this ship like the plague, i couldn't go anyway i was going on the gunnery course, do you HH guys no any reason for this never did find out.
all the best chas
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Old 7th April 2015, 02:19
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Nice to read your account of Port Boca Grande.
The last ship loaded there in 1978 and the port was virtually wiped clean after that. My father worked at the port for 42 years. He and my mother raised six of us kids right on the port property. It was a great education for me as I spent a good number of years at sea beginning in September 1968 at age 17.
You are obviously familiar with Albright and Wilson......Their first company owned ship, ARTHUR ALBRIGHT, almost killed me on 31 December 1965 when the scavenging tank on the Doxford exploded as she was getting underway for Portishead.
My email address is [email protected] if you'd like to swap stories.

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Old 3rd August 2015, 23:15
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Hi all,
Can anyone help with an ID of the
R/O on the Baron Elphinstone in Nov 1937.
She was in Porto Ferrajo, Italy.
Going to Istanbul, Russia, Baltimore, Glasgow.
He was in his early twenties, single, Irish, from Dalkey, Dublin.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 4th August 2015, 00:36
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no chance when one came on the board went to the pub out of the way
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Old 4th August 2015, 10:04
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no chance when one came on the board went to the pub out of the way
Hi Tiachapman, Tks for your reply, however I don't understand it.
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