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Capt Wise's daughter

It's interesting to read this thread. My Dad was Captain Wise, and he stoodby the building of the Albright Explorer. Portishead was the home dock for the Pioneer and the Explorer, and so our family moved to Portishead. Sadly, in 1975, Dad passed away, whilst the Explorer was in Russia. I have many, many fond memories of being on this ship, and her crew. I had the good fortune to sail with Dad to Long Harbour, as well.
 

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In my time with Tankfreight, I managed the Albrights contract at Oldbury. We used to go down to Avonmouth2 / 3 times a day to collect molten phosphorous to deliver in to the plant in Oldbury.
 

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Albright Pioneer / GYUD

I was sparks on Albright Pioneer on two occasions 22.3.85 to 18.6.85 and then again 5.6.86 to 25.6.86 (total of three round trips Portishead to Long Harbour, Newfoundland and back for Phosphorous). In fact she was my last ship as the short trips , returning to the UK meant that I was too handy for the inevitable redundancy which was happening throughout the industry by the mid 1980s.
 

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Albright Pioneer / GYUD

I was sparks on Albright Pioneer on two occasions 22.3.85 to 18.6.85 and then again 5.6.86 to 25.6.86 (total of three round trips Portishead to Long Harbour, Newfoundland and back for Phosphorous). In fact she was my last ship as the short trips , returning to the UK meant that I was too handy for the inevitable redundancy which was happening throughout the industry by the mid 1980s.
My dad WD Don Brown was Radio Officer on Explorer for a few years and I. Still have the tankard the crew were given for the cir***navigation in 78/79. Sadly he died in 2001 . Did anyone serve with him?
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My dad WD Don Brown was Radio Officer on Explorer for a few years and I. Still have the tankard the crew were given for the cir***navigation in 78/79. Sadly he died in 2001 . Did anyone serve with him? View attachment 682326
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My dad WD Don Brown was Radio Officer on Explorer for a few years and I. Still have the tankard the crew were given for the cir***navigation in 78/79. Sadly he died in 2001 . Did anyone serve with him? View attachment 682326
I sailed as second mate on the Albright Pioneer and one trip on the Albright Explorer during
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Don Brown.JPG 1970/71 and remember your Dad well. He was a quiet, nice man. In December 1971 we carried a journalist (Mike West) who wrote an article for the Albright & Wilson house journal "Albright News" and the attached picture is lifted from that.
 

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Hello,

I am the granddaughter of Charles Dumont, he was an engineer on both the Pioneer and the Explorer for a while i think. I dont remember much about him as he passed some 20 years ago, but would to hear any stories anyone might have of him, and my nan June, who joined in a few passeges i beleive. Of what i do remeber, he and my nan spoke very highly of all aboard, and have been a massive inspiration to me and my travels. Newfoundland is on the lsit for sure.
So lovely reading this thread and seeing pictures, all the best,

Maxine
 
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