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Old 22nd August 2007, 15:31
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Toe-in-the-water time.

Sailed with BI, Blue Funnel, LOF, USS Co of NZ, Holyhead Towing, Indo China
Steam Nav. Co. First went to sea in 1960 on Uganda, couldn't have had a better start. Saw the best and then the decline of our once-great Merchant Navy. Met some fine people, maybe some of them may contribute here?
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Old 22nd August 2007, 15:38
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Welcome aboard from northern East Yorkshire, R724465.
Plenty of our motley crew with similair names in their CVs and I'm sure you'll eventually recognise someone. Enjoy the trip.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 15:46
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R724465, Welcome Onboard--put the entire foot in--we haven't had a piranha around here in at least a month.
Chances are you'll find shipmates here from your old companies. Enjoy Ships Nostalgia and all it has to offer.

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Old 22nd August 2007, 16:07
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Welcome from Canada.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 16:33
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Greetings R 724465 and a warm welcome to SN. Plenty of leckies on board here.Enjoy the site and all that goes with it and thanks for signing on Bon voyage
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Old 22nd August 2007, 16:38
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Welcome R 724465. Do enjoy the site.

Yours is the closest Discharge Book number to mine that I have come across so far. Also joined in Liverpool in 1960 - R724849.
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Welcome from Lancashire.

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Old 23rd August 2007, 14:21
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I knew two lekkies with HTC on the deep sea tugs - John Smith and Ron (cab't remember his surname....)

I was with HTC for a few years before going offshore. Did the 'Goch',' 'Wen', 'Las' - and the obligatory 'Llandwyn island'!

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Old 24th August 2007, 09:43
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Hi 724465, I served with Indo China SN Co from 1962 to around 1970. Anywhere around your time ? The ships I sailed on are on my profile.
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Old 24th August 2007, 16:48
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Hello MikeK
I was on Carrel, Eastern Ranger, American Main and Eastern Saga between '71 and '74, a bit after your time by the looks of it. Don't seem to hear much mention of them on these forums. Was in HK last Feb. and didn't recognise the place. The House of the 1000 Round Windows is still there though.
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Old 24th August 2007, 17:11
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Thanks all for the warm welcome. All that's missing is a cold beer.
Jonty- The Ron you mention, that's me. Don't worry, I have trouble remembering my name sometimes as well
Ron Stringer- Looking again at my Discharge Book it was issued on 25th Apl. in Liverpool. We could have been in the same queue

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Old 24th August 2007, 18:49
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R724465 welcome from Holyhead.

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Old 24th August 2007, 19:49
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Hello MikeK
I was on Carrel, Eastern Ranger, American Main and Eastern Saga between '71 and '74, a bit after your time by the looks of it. Don't seem to hear much mention of them on these forums. Was in HK last Feb. and didn't recognise the place. The House of the 1000 Round Windows is still there though.
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Hi there, yes it looks like you were there a bit after me. When I left the new buzz word was 'diversify' which spelled the end of the traditional 'Jardines' way of life. I don't think I fancy H.K now, I bet the likes of Joe's bar off Nathan Road is long gone. I believe Boogey street in Singapore got knocked down as well, what a sin !!
Which was the house of 1000 Round windows ?? Not the office surely - that was the house of a 1000 ar-eholes if anything
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Old 24th August 2007, 20:04
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Ron,

Hope all's well then! I remember you from the ''Goch' when Tommy Griffiths was Chief. Long time ago now!

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