If one looks carefully at this photo you can see me atop the goal post waving madly at my mate ashore with the camera. Another work place health and safety nightmare. We would do this at sea also, quite interesting when the ship was rolling and pitching especially at night.
A very youthful BMW Simon by the forrard pool verandah deck (Tavern Bar on right), Orcades 1971. At that time one of the youngest A.B.'s on the Prescot Street Pool E1!, how well I remember the trips up to Aldgate East London, and the pub Princess Of Prussia where all the latest 'shipping out gossip'
The RMS ORCADES, 216m/28.164gt, completed by Vickers Armstrong.,Ltd.,Barrow.in-Furness, on the 14/11/1948 for Orient Steam Navigation Co.,Ltd..(Orient Lines), London. 1966 she came under ownership of P & O Line. She was taken out of service 13/10/1972 and was laid up at Southampton. She arrived