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hello i was on the vovager 1980 donkyman .captain was hooly good bloke a nutter took us to see rockall.then the GA Walker down the falklands ,where i met my brother welsh guards..(Applause)
 

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Was 2nd mate with CP from 1983 to 1987, did trips on, Fort Calgary, Fort Nelson, GA Walker, RA Emerson,WC Van Horne, Dart Atlantica, Dart Americana and CP Ambassador - think thats the lot. Been ashore since the Ambassador went, still waiting for the call to go back. Have very fond memories of my time on the bulkers and container ships, also have memories of the tankers - which probably help me in remaining ashore.
 

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I sailed on the Strathcona,W.M.Neal,D.C.Coleman and both the Fort Calgary and Nelson, starting April 74 as Ch. Off and signing off the Calgary as Master, December 76
 

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1st Trip Chippie.

Does anyone remember Captain Bill Williams?.I was straight out of my apprenticeship,and joined the Beaverelm as Carpenter in December 1962,it was i believe his first command after being on the Empresses.I was greener than green having to find things out for myself,albeit with a little help from the Shoregang Carpenters before we sailed.One day the Mate tells me that the Captains toilet has stopped flushing,and to sort it out.Well,not knowing the first thing about plumbing,it sort of threw me a bit ,but what can you do when everyone thinks that you know what you are doing?.So up i go to the holy of holys,and has a look,anyway i got the water turned off for that part of the ship,took it apart, a bit of grease, and put it back together,water back on,.. and tested it,and much to my suprise it worked perfectly.Later on that evening a case of Red Barrel was delivered to my cabin complements of the Captain.I must say that it was a big boost to a 21 year old 1st trip Chippie.
 

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I was agent for Fort Victoria in Immingham when she was in port for a month loading pipes,then we had a dock strike,and then a delay whilst the whole of the crew,not officers, were swapped for a different nationality........great stress then.

Most memorable thing was she carried female cadets,both deck and engine,which livened up things aboard.................this must have been 1978/79 before I returned to the Tees.

geoff
 

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Hello Firey, I sailed with CP from 82 till 84 as an AB. Sailling on the Fort Garry, G.A. Walker(during the Falklands),Fort Rouge and the Dart Atllantica. It was alright to start with but after two years I,d had enough and I jumped ship in Singapore. " Nice flight home " !!! REGARDS Trevor.

Trevor. your line on "jumping Ship", was any charges brought against you when you got home by the company---in the RN this would be a charge of desertion and the end game would be detention in Naval DQs and later discharged from the service(Peace time)--but --wartime the action would have been a court martial and then tied to a pole and shot, not a very happy ending----so the question is -what happened when you finally got home---just curious,mate!!!!!
 

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With CP from 74-82. Also sailed on Sinclair, August of launch year - gulf and back (Europort where daya think) bored to tears apart when the port boiler blew up!

On the Trader for a year when the main engine starting falling to bits - more than usual (I was the one that spotted the crack in the main entabliture - took ages to pursaude the Chief it wasn't just oil in flakey hammerite). Tie rods as it turned, out all three ships had to be checked and tightened.

On the Edmonton when it was still a B&W floating research project, didn't work, even the windy ER crane buckled - didn't help Van de Geesons took only 110 days to throw it together!!

Lots of fun some great guys, but could see the way things were going when Swifty set up office in Hong Kong, went off to build oil rigs. Probably something to do with 2 years on the Strathcona floating in the North Sea loading oil from an SBM.
 

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hi all you ex cp guys does anybody know dave shepered i do believe he was mate dont know if he went skipper i know he did get his tickets but i moved and he moved so we lost touch does anybody know of him he was from yarm originally but lived in south shields for a couple of years in fact got married there but not for long i think he was on the port hawksberry the last i know he was on lpg carriers can anybody help
 

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I did two trips on CP Trader in 1975 as 5th Engineer. Main engine lub oil became emulsified on the way back from Quebec to Rotterdam, which I pointed out to the 2E who showed not the slightest interest. Ship was worked very hard without much care - glad to pay off. Joined HR Macmillan in Gwent after.
 

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Started with CP as a Junior R/O early 1981, first Vessel CP Discoverer, then
Lord strathcona, Fort Nanimo, Fort fraser (Ex P&O), Fort Calgary, Fort edmonton(ascension) Dart Atlantica/Americana, CP Trader (San Loenzo), CP Voyaguer up to 1987 when Indian Officers took over. Fond memories, got loads of pics will upload for those interested - Cheers
 

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hi les gibson.just reading messages anybody out there.i dont know if i count it is so long ago.anyway.i just checked my discharge book,and the first ship i signed on after being demobd from t124x articles.at the dock street pool london,was the beaverdale.that was in 1946.it was a very modern ship then.and after some of the rust buckets i sailed on still would be. i supose she went the way of all desent ships.probably got made into datsons?nice meeting you all the best ben27
 

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Hi All.
First sailed on the HR MacMillan in 1968 then again in 1969.
Transferred to the NR Crump and did my honeymoon trip with my new wife on my last trip with CP over Christmas 1970. Was Sparkie at the time, first sailing with Capt Ali White, then for my last trip with Capt Tranter. Had some really great times on those ships especially the parties in Vancouver. Often wondered what happened to the girls there.
Sailing as a Mate/SDPO now in the offshore industry and will probably retire this year.
Interested to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Malcolm
 

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Worked for Shell Tankers as R/O on the SSMangelia SS Alinda SS Hemitrochus and MV Amoria and then for CP Ships as ER/O on the Fort Steele I.D. Sinclair Port Quebec Fort Kamloops Fort Edmonton E W Beatty before going shore side in television.
 

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Captain Bill Williams

Hi Dave do you remember Joe Dujmovic?, he was Bosun on the Discoverer,i sailed with him on the Beaverfir in the 60s.
You asked about anyone sailing with Captain Bill Williams, I sailed with him in 1979 on the I D Sinclair which was his regular boat (supertanker) He alternated with Captain Dick Jeans and they were on one on, one off unlike us. I had my trip extended twice with him and l had only had 10 days leave after l left the Fort Steele because another ERO wasn't well. He asked me to extend it a 3rd time and l dared to say no!

Lucy Knight (ex Shell R/O and ex CP Ships ER/O
 

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Lucy Knight

Worked for CP from 76 to 86 as a sparky. GA Walker, WA Mather, WC VanHorne, EWBeatty, Fort Assiniboine/Garry/Rouge, IDSInclair, Port Hawkesbury and others. Only just recovered from the hangover.

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I recognized your name from when l worked for C.P. Ships. Sailed on the Fort Steel (ZBMD I think) ID Sinclair, Port Quebec, Fort Edmonton, Fort Kamloops, EW Beatty. Shame about Alec

Lucy Knight.
 

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Sailed on trader, voyeger and disco. Ambassader, Dart American. E W Beatty. I D Sinclear, Port Hawkesbery, T G Shaugnase. and others 1977 to 1985
 

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I sailed with CP Ships from 1976 to 1980 as 3/E on W.A. Mather, H.R. MacMillan (when it was arrested in Iraq), W.E. Beatty (with Capt. Bill Williams), CP Voyager, Lord Mount Stephen, CP Trader and then as 2/E on J.V. Clyne, CP Trader, CP Voyager, G.A. Walker and Fort Steele.

I the left the Merchant Navy to work on the rebuilding of the Venice Simplon Orient Express and never returned.

I have great memories of the time I spent with CP Ships.
 

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Sailed as REO from 78 to 85. Fort Steele, Fort Yale, Dc Coleman twice, Port Quebec , Port Vancouver twice, Dart Atlantica, G.A Walker, Fort Kamloops. Great bunch of guys and good trips. Best party was at the Zillertal in Hamburg when the Port Quebec had two complete sets of officers and we all ended up dancing on the tables and under the table. Was lucky to sail twice with Jim Mantz and was very sad to hear of his passing. Am still married to the girl I met in dry dock in Norfolk and still working for Imtech/Radio Holland here. remember Lucy was my relief on Port Vancouver in Baton Rouge.
Cheers.
 

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Hey I got a question fellas! I was on a coaster the Blisworth to be exact around 1949/50, we were discharging in Depford creek,road stone from Newlyn If I remember correctly, when aboard bounces a couple of Canadains looking for work, both were AB's, they had an unhappy story to relate, they said all the Canadain crews had been "Fired" from all CP ships, and CP were signing on Brits under British articles, whose pay scale was far short of the Canadian pay scale, they said they were not asked to "resign"so were "on the beach" We did have a job for one of the guys a Newfie who stayed with us for quite a few trips. on sailing later that day there was about four "Beaver" boats tied up alongside at Tilbury.What was that all about? was it a strike by the Canucks that got them all Fired, or was it a company ploy to reduce costs
 

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Port Quebec

Sailed as REO from 78 to 85. Fort Steele, Fort Yale, Dc Coleman twice, Port Quebec , Port Vancouver twice, Dart Atlantica, G.A Walker, Fort Kamloops. Great bunch of guys and good trips. Best party was at the Zillertal in Hamburg when the Port Quebec had two complete sets of officers and we all ended up dancing on the tables and under the table. Was lucky to sail twice with Jim Mantz and was very sad to hear of his passing. Am still married to the girl I met in dry dock in Norfolk and still working for Imtech/Radio Holland here. remember Lucy was my relief on Port Vancouver in Baton Rouge.
Cheers.
I think it was the Port Quebec in Baton Rouge that I joined as your relief not the Port Vancouver. The Capt was Capt Currie, the Ch/Off Kevin Rennison, the C/E I can't remember his name but he had a wife called Penny and the 3/Eng John Maltby when I joined. The ship later went to Japan before loading Tapioca at a port near Pattaya Beach in Thailand, before the Brits had discovered it as a tourist resort. The Australians had just started going there. The lads had a good time there! Unfortunately two of them had a motor cycle accident and knocked a local girl off her push bike which didn't go down too well.
 
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