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Old 27th June 2018, 19:42
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Hi all, here are some photos from my time on colliers in the early 80s
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Old 27th June 2018, 20:47
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I used to be friendly with Captain Hugh McKay who had been a master on the colliers and who told me he's never been to the whaling.

This was in Aberdour, in Fife, but Hugh had been born and brought up on the north coast of Scotland and was planning moving there when he died of cancer.
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Old 27th June 2018, 22:26
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I used to be friendly with Captain Hugh McKay who had been a master on the colliers and who told me he's never been to the whaling.

This was in Aberdour, in Fife, but Hugh had been born and brought up on the north coast of Scotland and was planning moving there when he died of cancer.
So sorry to hear that. I remember Captain Hughie MacKay and have a feeling that I sailed with him at some. But then you managed to sail with most Masters if you were on Salvesen colliers long enough. Anyway I'll check when I dig my discharge book out of whatever box it's buried in!

In my time there both on colliers and short sea boats I only came across one person, a steward, who been on whalers, although I did sail with a Captain Smith who'd been on a Salvesen whale oil tanker at some point.
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Old 28th June 2018, 19:41
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Lovely sunny Blyth!!!!! Plenty to do there!!!! Had a lot of trips from there. Gordon
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Old 28th June 2018, 23:04
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Blyth, Jarrow, South Shields and Sunderland, interesting coal staithes and West Thurrock, Tilbury and Kingsnorth equally interesting power stations down south. At least up north there was usually a pub within walking distance such as the Dun Cow in Blyth.
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Old 29th June 2018, 14:57
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Blyth, Jarrow, South Shields and Sunderland, interesting coal staithes and West Thurrock, Tilbury and Kingsnorth equally interesting power stations down south. At least up north there was usually a pub within walking distance such as the Dun Cow in Blyth.
Yep, Nirvana. Usually required major surgery to separate me from my barstool in the Seven Stars, North Blyth.

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Old 29th June 2018, 21:30
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Was only good at coal berths when I was 2nd Mate because 1st Mate loaded ship so I was off. Then I discharged her south and so was working. Upon promotion my runs ashore up there were somewhat curtailed.
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Old 18th July 2018, 11:08
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So sorry to hear that. I remember Captain Hughie MacKay and have a feeling that I sailed with him at some. But then you managed to sail with most Masters if you were on Salvesen colliers long enough. Anyway I'll check when I dig my discharge book out of whatever box it's buried in!

In my time there both on colliers and short sea boats I only came across one person, a steward, who been on whalers, although I did sail with a Captain Smith who'd been on a Salvesen whale oil tanker at some point.
Looked through my discharge book and as suspected I did sail with Captain Hughie Mackay on at least two ships, Barra Head and Dolphin Point and probably more as we used to change out personnel continuously. A good Old Man RIP.
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