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Old 5th April 2011, 12:26
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Mine was Isle of Jersey GRBQ, 1950. Tommy Stubbs 1st R/O.
Hi John been trying to get through on talktalk.net but messages being undelivered. Good to know somebody from that great era is still involved with ROA. Those early yearswere magic. Happy days Jack
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Old 5th April 2011, 12:38
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Hi holland25. I was R/O on ss Sedgepool on March 1953 when Parthia came out of dense fog in the Ambrose Channel and collided with us. I was lucky as I got to see St. Patrick's day parade in new York. In my book "Beyond the sea" I describe the incident and show photos of damage. Good luck. Jack Lynch
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Old 5th April 2011, 19:39
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H8i Bob. went on board Falaise once, very jealous, modern gear, MF oceanspan etc, we had the old 381. regards john
Hi Tai Pan,
Yes. I was pretty happy to get an up to date radio room for my first one. I wonder at some of the stories of newboys not getting to stand a watch by themselves till they had a few months in. You would probably have been like me, joined the Falaise in the morning, sailed for St Malo about 6pm and went on watch at 1am the following morning. Reg stood by me for about half an hour then said she's all yours, call me if anything worries you. So that was me. Only called him once during my 3 months, when we were off the Needles in thick fog and the radar went down. He took over the watch and I fixed it (brand new MOT Radar ticket as well as PMG).
Great days, but was happy to get transferred after 3 months to the Golfito.
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Old 6th April 2011, 01:14
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Hi holland25. I was R/O on ss Sedgepool on March 1953 when Parthia came out of dense fog in the Ambrose Channel and collided with us. I was lucky as I got to see St. Patrick's day parade in new York. In my book "Beyond the sea" I describe the incident and show photos of damage. Good luck. Jack Lynch
Hi Jack,
Didnt know about the collision and it was three years before my time. I did however spend St Pats day in NY in 1960 and saw the parade. I was with Blue Funnel then.
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Old 14th May 2011, 16:52
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1st Ship, "Ariguani"/GMBL March 1955. Last ship "Glenfalloch"/GJKE 1965.
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Old 15th May 2011, 10:24
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Not my first, but the best call sign of any ship I was on (either the Lanrick or Bucklaw I cannot remember which it was) GWRV - Gin Whisky Rum and Vodka!!!
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GXBX m.v. Clan MacIver KGV, London 3/1/78, Hull, E Africa, Avonmouth 17/5/78
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Old 3rd July 2011, 01:25
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1973 GMUF Talamba (as a deck cadet). Old Man was Capt Huke ('Cool Hand Huke), the Mate was Bill Pattie (ex-tyneside police?). Sparks (Ralph?) was an ex-Strath man and not happy at having to serve on a tanker.
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MV's Trevose (1958/59) and Trevelyan 1959/60), MATJ /MATE (or was it the other way round?), a lot of Hains seemed to run in sequence, was that common?

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Texaco Southampton/GLBA CR/O Pat Townsend Captain Jim Blundell
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RFA Cherryleaf/GQZQ
Was that the one that was formerly LOF's "Overseas Adventurer"?

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"el lobo" bowering tanker joined stanlow oil jetty january 1970 bnd for callao Peru
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Old 31st May 2013, 22:30
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sorry forgot c/s El Lobo GCFH
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Old 31st May 2013, 23:00
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1st Ship, "Ariguani"/GMBL March 1955. Last ship "Glenfalloch"/GJKE 1965.
Hi Trevor ... wasn't the 'falloch GJKA - coasted 1964. My first was the A D Rasta*se GQZN in 1960.
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Old 31st May 2013, 23:32
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For trotterdotpom. RFA Cherryleaf GQZQ was John I. Jacobs vessel Laurelwood. I did the handing back refit in Swansea in 1966. Overseas Adventurer was hired later.
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For trotterdotpom. RFA Cherryleaf GQZQ was John I. Jacobs vessel Laurelwood. I did the handing back refit in Swansea in 1966. Overseas Adventurer was hired later.
Thanks for that.
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Old 1st June 2013, 10:06
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Royal Mail liner "Aragon" C/S GVVT. AEI radio gear with 600W
MF and HF transmitters. The 2/R/O was Jack Barter who died later
in the "Royston Grange" accident.
Trip was London to BA via Vigo, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio, Santos,
Montevideo and BA. We sailed at the beginning of the 1966 Seamans
strike and were one of the few ships to sail in and out of Southampton
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Old 1st June 2013, 12:31
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Esso Hampshire....9th May 1964......Fawley to a floating oil platform off marsa el brega-Libya (we got diverted via Malta to have a generator removed. Generator was flown down to another Esso tanker stuck in Djibouti)....

Capt. Beldon (he and I got on well as I was a good darts player so he nabbed me as his partner)

Sadly I've forgotten her callsign
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GHZS ??

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Old 1st June 2013, 16:11
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Maybe? I couldn't find it anywhere.....
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Old 1st June 2013, 16:58
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Empress of Canada/GHLA joined in Liverpool July 1963 as a very junior 6th R/O, worked my way to 3rd R/O before leaving in July 1964.

Captain Bill Main and CRO Peter McNab
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Old 4th June 2013, 21:23
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First Ships Callsign

Atlantis/GLTM Glasgow 1951

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Old 7th June 2013, 10:59
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Highland Monarch GMZF - Chief Frank Dunk, 2nd R/O McMurdo - thought I was pretty good at receiving morse but taking the news bulletin the first night going down the English Channel largely defeated me not being used to heavy static.
For a first trip a dream itinerary - Vigo, Lisbon,Las Palmas,Rio,Santos,Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
Two weeks loading meat at Berisso on the River Plate and retracing steps on way home.
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