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Racking my grey cells for the name of 3/O I sailed with (as R/O) on the Devis from March 1969 to April 1970.
He played Revells 'Bolero' none stop on his wind up record player, and brought away piston cylinders to polish (from either a bike or VW).
Captains were Mulligan and Capon.
Brilliant trips Brasil down hill to Argentina etc.
 

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Houlder Bros cargo ships,tankers and offshore.
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Devis was a Lamport Holt cargo ship. Believe Mulligan and Capon were Houlder Bros. Masters.
 

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Les Edge***be
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Racking my grey cells for the name of 3/O I sailed with (as R/O) on the "Oswestry Grange" from March 1969 to April 1970.
He played Revells 'Bolero' none stop on his wind up record player, and brought away piston cylinders to polish (from either a bike or VW).
Captains were Mulligan and Capon.
Brilliant trips Brasil down hill to Argentina etc.
amended 30Jly2018 for correct ship....NOT Devis, but Oswestry Grange. It's an age thing!!!
 

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Was 3/M round trip Liverpool BA 1970? General cargo out and back--Master Gentleman Capt. Capon, Chief Mate Kevin Campbell - later UJ, 2/M Ed from Basra, Bosun Geordie Matt (sunk 3 times in WW ll.)
Montevideo Light House bar + wigs from M+S popular! lunch time steak sandwiches at BA new Docks + includes jug of red wine.
Belive Houlders sold on a few months later.
 

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Racking my grey cells for the name of 3/O I sailed with (as R/O) on the Devis from March 1969 to April 1970.
He played Revells 'Bolero' none stop on his wind up record player, and brought away piston cylinders to polish (from either a bike or VW).
Captains were Mulligan and Capon.
Brilliant trips Brasil down hill to Argentina etc.
Do you mean Ravel's Bolero ?



ATB

Laurie.
 

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Les Edge***be
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Was 3/M round trip Liverpool BA 1970? General cargo out and back--Master Gentleman Capt. Capon, Chief Mate Kevin Campbell - later UJ, 2/M Ed from Basra, Bosun Geordie Matt (sunk 3 times in WW ll.)
Montevideo Light House bar + wigs from M+S popular! lunch time steak sandwiches at BA new Docks + includes jug of red wine.
Belive Houlders sold on a few months later.
Wonder if you are the chap I described in my previous message. Capon and Kevin Campbell were on my 1970 voyage on the Oswestry. Brilliant trip.
 
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