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Any of you diamond D men ever on the Broompark? I joined her on my first trip on 28/03/61 in Immingham as Apprentice. I was told it was a six month trip, so 14 month 5 days later when we flew into Renfrew airport having left in Japan some 4 days earlier. She was sister ship to Glenpark. the senior app. was Davie Livingstone of Clyde Marine fame anyone have any pics of the Broompark,
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Have most of the "Denholm News Magazines from 1963 onwards and there are
bound to be some photos of the Broompark.
You didn't really believe that in 1961 you could do a 6 month trip , did you ??.,

Even in 1965 ,I ended up doing 15 months on the Naess Cavalier.

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thought davie left denholms and went to elder demsters for a wee while then came back in as a ship manager am i wrong i am getting old i think it was for the loch boatsthere was a mate on the gtvs went to clyde marine as welllenny bell i think bill gibson ended up there as well he was a really nice guy a wee bit old school but goodregardskev.
 

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John Cassels said:
Have most of the "Denholm News Magazines from 1963 onwards and there are
bound to be some photos of the Broompark.
You didn't really believe that in 1961 you could do a 6 month trip , did you ??.,

Even in 1965 ,I ended up doing 15 months on the Naess Cavalier.

JC
hi john do you remember a david underwood that did a course with us in england he was the main speaker on ship management the hotel was called something on sea we were there for two weeks think john hamilton made a mistake the second week was all for masters and ch/engs re insurance we had a great time nobody missed us in the second week regards kevin.
 

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As far as I remember Davie Livingstone Left Denholms and went to Palm line, I dont know how long he was there but I beleive he spent some time as cargo super in Lagos, he married a Danish sparks from Maersk he did come back to Denholms as ship manager, and asome time after the shiping agencies started Davie started up Clyde Marine , I met him a number of years ago in Campbeltown , as far as I know he has a house there, as for beleiving well I was 16 years Old and knew no better ,but learned fast. Argyll
 

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Argyle, I was on the Broompark as apprentice May 1966 to April 1967. Willie McRae from Buckie, Master. Dougie Fairweather, Ch Off. Gordon Daly 2/0. Graham Marshall & Jim Dickson 3/0s. I'm struggling now.........! We traded mainly Australia / Japan, many different ports.
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Hi Bill, again(!!),

I was best man at Graham (Marshall) and Jean's wedding **** years ago. He and I alo shared a flat in Woodland's Road (Glasgow) when we were studying for our Masters Ticket in 1972 - We did not complete our tickets on that occasion - Too close to the Highlanders Institute, OPark Bar and Snaffle Bit!!!. I am getting in touch with Graham soon and will recommend he joins SN

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Ahoy Argyll,

Is this the Broompark you're looking for?Haven't a clue where this one came from or belonged to, so no credits/courtesy to this piccie.
 

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Rudd cheers for pic that is the very ship, 28th March 1961 was the date I joined her , I beleive she was damage on a previous voyage up the Lakes , but have no details
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Hi Bill,,,I may have sailed with you on this vessel....were you on the Port Campbell prior to Broompark???,,,I was an apprentice on the Broompark around that time and transferred from the Port Campbell to her in Australia,,,stayed with Denholms till I got my Mates,,,Squeak Mcrae was the Master...have a few pictuers of both the vessels and will post them once I figure out how to do it.

John Falconer


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Argyle, I was on the Broompark as apprentice May 1966 to April 1967. Willie McRae from Buckie, Master. Dougie Fairweather, Ch Off. Gordon Daly 2/0. Graham Marshall & Jim Dickson 3/0s. I'm struggling now.........! We traded mainly Australia / Japan, many different ports.
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John Falconer,
Are you the John Falconer who started out on the Crinan around 1964 , along with david linacre and co ? If you are I was there at the same time as Cadet Captain
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Dave served with Me onboard "Naess Sovereign" George Mayne O.M. I Mate, where is he now? along with all the other cadets whom I and Betty had the pleasure of sailing with. Also Ch. Steward Jimmy Prentice & Dympna, from Belfast, Jimmy if you read this , the twins must be almost fourty!.


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Hi Argyle,

I am one and the same,,,,though I cannot recall David Linacre,,,,and neither can I recall a Cadet Captain called ARGYLE??? refresh my memory por favor??

RGDS

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John Falconer,
Are you the John Falconer who started out on the Crinan around 1964 , along with david linacre and co ? If you are I was there at the same time as Cadet Captain
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John Falconer, My name is Alistair kernachan from Tarbert Argyll hence the name Argyll,
My memory of you is going ashore in Port Talbot in your civvies , Big Jim Nicol was not amused
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Alistair
John on more than one ocassion did indeed manage ashore in Port Talbot in civvies, but if i remember correctly, he actually went ashore in uniform, but changed into civvies somewhere between Margam wharf and the Walnut!
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Angus ,I'm trying to place you as I feel I should know you, I certainly remember the incident in Port Talbot I also remember the Seven Isles incident where we had the night ashore and I fell through much to the displeasure of Big Nicol who fined me two and a half days. If ever a person should have been put in a cage and fed on Kenomeat he should have. Please give Duncan MacKay my very best, Now there is a real gent.
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Alastair you and Angus, must have broken "Big Jim", I sailed with him some years later and always found him fairly amiable, apart from the day he discovered that the farewell party on the quay in Tampico were waving at the two senoritas hanging out a port hole aft, and not to him on the bridge.

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