Bob Joblin came home and told us that my dad had died after starting a lifeboat engine. So I think your memory serves you well. Nice to hear from you, thanks for the post.Kevin.
I was on the Esso York on two ocassions in 1974 , your dad was C/E at the time or part of the time I was there. The Old man was Donovan he lived in Salisbury I think, the mate was Vic Humble the sparkie was from the North East had been on there for years, chief steward Millie Webb from Southend. I cannot remember many other names, perhaps they will come to me just after I finish this post, that usually happens.
Did hear that your dad died onboard (sadly) I seem to remember it was during boat drill, I maybe wrong with that statement, but it seems to ring a bell with me.
trevor, did you have a brother ,jimmy george,a/b promoted c.p.o. .hope you don,t mind me asking.
Hi Trucker,thanks for clearing that up,trevor.as i am sure [although its a few year a go now ]most lads i sailed with thought you and jimmy were related.(Thumb)