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Does anyone know anything of the Denholm Line. I was on the MV Carronpark in about 1955. I believe there was a sistership Lylepark; the Company was mainly into tankers so I heard tell. when I joined her she was under charter to the British Phosphate Commision and was running [though not very fast] between Narau and Ocean Islands and Australian & New Zealand Ports
 

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Carronpark 5328 tons built 1949 @c connell 421.7 x 57.2 x 25.1 1x 3cyl oil engine 2s csa. registered greenock code flags MCLC. DF,ESD, Gy C, Radar
 

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J & J Denholm Fleet List As At 1953
Carronpark 1949 5328
Garvelpark 1945 7179
Hollypark 1942 7185
Lylepark 1951 5269
Mountpark 1946 6722
Wellpark 1946 6722
 

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Chipity said:
Does anyone know anything of the Denholm Line. I was on the MV Carronpark in about 1955. I believe there was a sistership Lylepark; the Company was mainly into tankers so I heard tell. when I joined her she was under charter to the British Phosphate Commision and was running [though not very fast] between Narau and Ocean Islands and Australian & New Zealand Ports
Denholms became the biggest ship management company in the UK in the '70s. They managed every kind of ship immaginable including innovations like container ships and ro-ros - "Euroliner", the first trans-Atlantic container ship, which had us all biting our nails, springs to mind. Not sure what happened to the company in later times.

I sailed on Denholm's iron ore carrier "Dunkyle" and a managed general cargo ship "Industria", owned by Metcalfes of British West Hartlepool - happy days in the White Man's Grave. Came away speaking fluent Glaswegian, Jimmy.

John T.
 

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John,
Whilst in Denholms, did you ever sail with a John MacKinnon, native of the Isle of Barra? Think he ended up as Chief Mate before he came over to us, to sail on the coast as C/O. I think he was more than happy with his lot and had no asperations to be Old Man. I sailed with him when he was 62!
 

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Hi Jim,

No sorry, don't think I met him, although I ran into a lot of "tcheuchters" in Denholms and Scottish Ship Management - great blokes.

Nice to see someone is still afloat.

Regards, John.
 

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I sailed on the MV Industria ( Jan 78 - Aug 78 ). My 1st trip straight out of the peanut factory. Joined in Cardiff, crew managed to wreck a sailing dingy the OLD Man had picked up mid atlantic. Dropped it staight down #5 hold. Went Venezula, States then to Gulf. Brought her back to Wallsend drydock eventually to handover to Indian buyers. Crew just like the United Nations Brummies,Cockneys, Irish, on deck, Scottish in galley ( Great food ) & welsh down with the donkeys. (Thumb)
 

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Colin butler, a hearty welcome to the sn site, you have a lot of like minded members here, I am sure you will enjoy it, and any current member of a Life boat crew is especially welcome. Look forward to hearing of your experiences.

Please take the time to read the thread "Guidelines To Posting" in either the Members Notice Board or Say Hello forums. Should help with any questions you may have regarding posting to the Site.
 

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sailed on a couple of denholm managed ships the db 50 a mcdermots derrick barge took her on her maiden voyage for them and the horizon labrador seismic survay wessel very interesting
 

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I was a deck boy on the INVEREWE, aDENHOLMS, bulk carrier sailed out of North Sheilds 1960,s .During that time she was fitted with a self discharging crane which ran up the deck on rails ,i dont think it was very successful as it was constantly breaking down and very unstable in bad weather .
I recall we had 7 barra boys as crew ,me being one of them.
 

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Ex Denholms "Naess Sovereign" Naess Champion" 1962-1968, Master was Calum MacPhee, from Barra, any old shipmates out there?
 

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Signed on the Dunadd one of Denholm's bulkers June 58 Glasgow. Mainly local crew good feeder . Seven Islands for ore to Birkenhead. Round trip of three weeks exactly. We were spoiled for choice of jobs then and enjoyed the freedom of paying off just for a change of scenery if nothing else. Mind you the world was worth seeing then and peace reigned almost all around the globe as I remember it. Halcyon days indeed with a sub in the pocket for runs ashore never to be forgotten. Time for a cuppa and tab nab. Joesoap.
 

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M V Carronpark

Thank you, for your reminders I recall now the Carronpark had a soccer team and played against other ships who were in port at the same time.We also carried bulk cargos but took 8 or 9 days to discharge; and a tot of rum on Sundays at sea They were good times; We have come a long way in the last 50 years (Applause) (Applause)
 

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Chipity,

My time with Denholms was a bit after yours. However, the following extract from my profile may rekindle some memories out there.

Was a Deck Officer with J J Denholm, Glasgow (Denholm Ship Management) 1972 - 1981 (Deck Cadet, 3/O, 2/O) then came ashore to join HM Coastguard.

When at sea served on MV Troll River, MV Erskine Bridge, GTV Asiafreighter, MV Gina Maria, MV Nordic Crusader, MV Avon Bridge, GTV Asialiner, MV Arctic Troll, MV Troll Park, MV Vancouver Forest, MV Burmah Pearl, MV Seatrain Saratoga - served on some of these vessels on several trips.

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The original question was around the Lylepark a Denholm ship that was originally built in 1929 and sunk 11th June 1942. Under the command of Captain Charles Stuart Low. His son Hamish sailed as Fifth Engineer in the new Refrigerated Cargo Ship Lylepark which was built after the war...1950 I think.

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I have a few photos of Carronpark taken in early 50s at Geelong, during my student days. As I recall, she was on her maiden voyage, written up in the local paper.
When I figure out how to do it I will post them,
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Denholm Line MV Carronpark

raybeti said:
Ex Denholms "Naess Sovereign" Naess Champion" 1962-1968, Master was Calum MacPhee, from Barra, any old shipmates out there?
I also sailed on both of these vessels during that period. I met the late Capt Calum's cousin from New York some years ago on holidays in Barra.

I left Denholms in '68 to work for Irish Shipping. Emigrated to South Africa in '74, transferred to Rio de Janeiro in '84.
 

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Mv Lylepark

I joined the MV LYLEPARK OFF.NO 183539.GRT 5270
At TILBURY on August 1959 TO DECEMBER 59 Sorry
i cannot remember a great deal about the voyage.
Regards Artie
 

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I was apprentice on Lylepark from April 59 to December 59. My recollection is trip(s) down west africa coast, from Bathurst to Lagos , stopping at many ports both southbound and northbound. Mate's name was Ernie Warman from Aberdeen. Also recall that Lylepark was sold to Nigerian National shipping line
 
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