This great series of C/P ships 12 passengers can be on board.
built i 1947 the first as AENEAS then ACHILLES-AGAPENOR-AJAX-ANCHISES-
CALCHAS-CARDIGANSHIRE GLEN EX BELLEROPHON-ADRASTUS-LAERTES-
LYCAON-POLYDORUS-EX ALCINOUS-POLYPHEMUS EX ASPHALION EX RADNOSHIRE-EX ACHILLES AND EUMAEUS.
i hope this is a good remember for you.
First trip Middy on the Polydorus-sailed light ship from Birkenhead, north about to Kotka in Finland and spent my 19th birthday discovering what sea sickness was about!!!! We decorated the half-deck with any paint we could find (scrounge) from the crew, leaving pride of place to the toilet bowl painted in blue and black....fortunately the master was John Morris (an ED man) and he appreciated the colour scheme! Kotka in October is a cold old place-up near the Russian border, and the half-deck was the best place in the world to sleep in, however when we got to Saudi Arabia my opinion changed....A LOT! Later sailed on Eumaeus, with a Dutch crew...absolutely fabulous trip and really enjoyed it. Sadly left her in Singapore joining the Perseus, leaving Eumaeus to sail to her final meeting with the breakers torch at Kaohsiung. The A boats were lovely old ships-very traditional, with lots of brass and varnished timber around the bridge, and beautiful teak decks. As cadets, even then we felt that one of them should have been preserved in the Mersey-the suggestion was that she should be anchored in the Mersey and the Masters and Chief Engineers could then carry on their departmental arguements in surroundings they would understand! Leaving us youngsters to get on with sailing the ships-oh the folly of youth! If any old masters or chiefs are reading this-sorry! and my opinion changed as I met some amazing characters during my time at sea.