Tony C, Tony ? and Tony McQuire, Black Cat Bar, Genoa, May 1966.
Tony McQuire was originaly on the Durango but was put in hospital in Wellington and came back to England as a DBS on the Cretic.
MV Cretic loaded the last of the British Army tanks out of Aden.When we arrived at Port Suez the officals made the turrets be trained inboard and gun barrels lowered. If only the Army had left some spare ammo.What fun could have been had with the bum boats.
Shaw Savill's Cretic built 1955, 11,151tons gross, 512ft long, 69ft beam, 17 knots twin screw motor ship. Did one round trip as Third Mate to Buenos Aires on this ship in early 1973 when she was in Royal Mail colours. Photo purchased from Skyfotos.