In 1963 I joined Thos & Jno Brocklebank straight from boarding school in the then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). I got 2nd Mates 4 years later and migrated to Australia where I have lived since.
I now am retired and live in Perth Western Australia and own a 52' converted prawn trawler aptly named "Mahout" - see photo of "Mahout" in Victoria Dock, Hobart.
The ships I sailed on as a Deck Apprentice were
1 Makrana (Capt Paddy Jackson father of Erin Jackson)
2 Mahout - also Paddy Jackson - Mahout's second voyage.
3 Mathura (2 voyages)
7 Mathura as 3/O on 22/02/1967 Capt E H Morris
8 Maturata as 3/O on 06/03/1967 Capt Sinclair
Other Captains, Deck Officers & Apprentices I sailed with included Watson Ross, Sam Baxter (1st Mate), John Munroe, Tony Spriggins, Dave Cosker, & Jock McVean, Ian Henderson, Dave Wharton - all apprentices.
Would like to hear from anyone who has any old photos of any of the above vessels or who may remember me.
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