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Any of you young boys out there got your story's of the yellow perils.
Does anyone know why that colour was chosen - the real story that is.
My version is that Gillian was asked to choose a colour and that was how it happened - surely that cant be the answer?

Can we have an "Everards" section in the shipping line section.
Come on boys lets hear what your thoughts are.
 

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Nairda59 said:
Any of you young boys out there got your story's of the yellow perils.
Does anyone know why that colour was chosen - the real story that is.
My version is that Gillian was asked to choose a colour and that was how it happened - surely that cant be the answer?

Can we have an "Everards" section in the shipping line section.
Come on boys lets hear what your thoughts are.
If we had an Everards section, no one would believe us. But seriously, there must be a whole bunch of us out there.
Bob
 

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never sailed on everards or fredies as they where known but they where considered as tongue in cheak,,, for some reason? stories used to be they took anyone ready to sail regardless, sure it wasnt so but always seamed to be sniggered at by deepsea men,,Deck. (Thumb)
 

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I was on the Tanker, ARGOCITY. 1958-59. Can anyone explain why there is no mension of her anywhere. I ca'nt find her name even on Everards fleet list. After years of looking i got this pic from: Victor H Young Marine Photographer.NZ.
 

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Anyone else sail on any of Freddy's Yellow Perils?

I was on the MV Speciality in 1966.

Skipper used to stop half wayacross the Irish Sea while everyone fished for mackerel, but there was never a cut in how much was deducted for grub!!

Broke my ribs falling into Cork harbour(Smoke) and was paid off in Goole (now there was a well named port!) :eek:
 

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I sailed on the Mairi Everard, Ethel Everard and the Authenticity all around 1982/3. Had a great time and saw some interesting places including Goole !!.
The capt on the Mairi was called Bilton and the Ethels captain was called Hare. The Ethel was an old ship and having paid off the Mairi and joined the Ethel in Rotterdam I was taken aback by no self stowing anchor cable and the accomodation block was painted a sickly green colour. I think the shipping office was run by a guy called Keith Fennings and its true to say he could always find you a ship.
 

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Broke my ribs falling into Cork harbour and was paid off in Goole (now there was a well named port!)
Ahoy Bridie,

Too much of the Irish Stout?(Pint) (Pint) (Pint)

Goole was a good place to be!!!!!
 

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Yep, certainly did. Assurity and a long spell on the Penelope with that well known skipper "Jimmy Jewsbury". Also did time as Ch.Off. on the ex.Glen Line "Winga" just prior to her voyage to some scrap beach in India. Her skipper was an old Glen man and strange to boot - Capt.McNabb.
 

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sailed on the Sagacity. Skipper was an Irish man. We had an AB called W.C.Doyle called him sh*thouse Doyle, he ended up in jail in Droughad (spelling and mind gone)
Ed Glover
 

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sailed on the Sagacity. Skipper was an Irish man. We had an AB called W.C.Doyle called him sh*thouse Doyle, he ended up in jail in Droughad (spelling and mind gone)
Ed Glover
Was he Paddy Floody? "Droughad" -- Drogheda, Everards took a lot of cement clinker out of there in the 50 - 60s
 

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Ken Herridge was the personnel manager for many years with Fred's.
In my time with the company I sailed on Gillian Everard - mainly bulk and cement clinker, Supremity, Fred Everard and Sagacity - general cargo on the Dublin Belfast Gothenburg run, and trips down the mediterranean on Penelope Everard, Sagacity and Serenity. Also, Selectivity (yellow peril), Security and (briefly) Fixity. All dry cargo.
Good company. Good experience.
 

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Never had the opportunity to sail on those luxury Yellow Perils, my time with Everards was on the Aquity and the Amity. Shippers were Les Bowler and Alfie Fisher. A Mr. Kimber was the personnel manager, worked out of a cave with a sliding hatch at the Greenhythe office. Great times, I learned a lot, would do it again.
 

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Was in the rosemary and the penelope 75 and 76 thinking back great little jobs.Dun them in the summer.Both times good crowd.The 5 pound sub on the buoys greenhithe for the wkend ashore friday 5pm train sth woolwich thru the tunnel to the pavilion nrth woolwich great nites there.ave a look in the kent back aboad next morn all 4 a fiver. majic days.
 

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Yes he was Paddy Floody. i could never understand a word he said. lucky for all of us he would finish every sentence "you see now" and we would all nod.
yes we ran coal there and clinker back.
ed Glover
 

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Yellow Perils

I sailed on five Yellow Perils in the 1950s and early 60s and I could fill a book with my experiences and the characters that I had the good fortune to sail with on those vessels.
I sailed on the Seniority twice, first with Capt.Trethewy and later with Capts.Kemp and Conn. I remember well on a winter voyage from Norway to the UK loaded with pulp, pulling a piston in a severe storm in the North Sea, all available hands were helping out in the E.R. a very hazardous operation.
In the winter of 1961/62 I sailed on the Selectivity on John Kelly's charter, coal from Blyth to Belfast. Tommy Rocket was master, having respite in the Import Dock in Blyth and a wild night ashore in the Holy City, made up for all those rough winter passages North about.
I sailed on the Similarity three times in a period of six years, with Capt. Bill Jarvis, he was a good seaman and always ran a tight ship, he had very few crew changes, despite being a hard taskmaster. Our favourite run was the British Rail charter, coal from Goole to Kingswear.
The Superiority was my last Yellow Peril, mostly employed on the North East Coast to the Thames collier trade, Harold Wadhams was Master. Harold and his brother Bert,[red lead Bert] were two of the greatest characters I have had the good fortune to sail with. Harold was a good coastal master, always willing to give good advice in difficult situations.
As I said before, I could rabbit on about Yellow Perils and other vessels of the fleet all day, perhaps I should give someone else a chance.
Cheers
Bruce.
 

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Hi ed, Good to hear from someone who sailed with Paddy. He came from a long line of Drogheda pilots and served all his time at sea with Everards. Left and was a pilot with his brothers and cousin at Drogheda in the late 70s, until he got the job of harbour-master at Dundalk. He served here 'till retirement some years ago, but sadly passed away after only a few years of retirement in his beloved cottage at Mornington, Drogheda. He took great delight in meeting old shipmates from his Everard days. Yes, he was a strange man to understand in many ways but really a good and kind man to work with. His habit of grabbing those he was explaining things to by the shoulder and repeating it and (unintentionally) at the same time spraying the person, took a lot of getting used to !!! He had many great yarns to tell of his days with the fleet.
 

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sorry to hear about his passing. you are right his yarns were good. we had a rotten cook and every one would complain. Paddy got fed up with the moaning and declared that the next to complain would have to cook for a week. this settled the complaining down down for about 5 or 6 days. one night at dinner the 1st mate an old guy from one of the islands in Scotland turned round and said "this tastes like sh*t" Paddy looked at him and was just about to say OK your the cook, when the mate piped up "but its well cooked" the cook was gone the next week.
Ed Glover
 
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