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Has anyone any info. on Tony Evans C/O "Winchester" left her in ' 70 before joining new build "Hull" prior to maiden voyage if my memory is correct! Also Frank McKenna who was 1/O on "Winchester" at same time. I was 2/O ( last MANZ and all S/A trips) and with Capt. Tommy Rigg the last of the deep sea deck officers to leave her on her hand over to Ben Line in Cardiff dry dock. I left Ellermans (1962 to 1973) for shorter voyages ( Tor Line from Immingham) before getting shore position working as a Berthing Master at several Humber South bank terminals. Eric Wright
 

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Eric I understand this is not much help but sailed with Tony and Capt Rigg on the Winchester Feb 67 till Oct and again from Dec 67 to Sept 68. I was Second Mate at the time....left Ellermans in 73 as Ch. Off.
 

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Has anyone any info. on Tony Evans C/O "Winchester" left her in ' 70 before joining new build "Hull" prior to maiden voyage if my memory is correct! Also Frank McKenna who was 1/O on "Winchester" at same time. I was 2/O ( last MANZ and all S/A trips) and with Capt. Tommy Rigg the last of the deep sea deck officers to leave her on her hand over to Ben Line in Cardiff dry dock. I left Ellermans (1962 to 1973) for shorter voyages ( Tor Line from Immingham) before getting shore position working as a Berthing Master at several Humber South bank terminals. Eric Wright
Sailed with Tony Evans on City of Birmingham 1996, he had applied for Ellerman Cargo Super in the West Float Birkenhead.
 

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I remember Bill Chadwick when I served as cadet and 3/O in Ellermans. He was a Quatermaster. Not sure of the ships but it was between 1969 and 1975.
possibly on the c/o Canberra, Leeds, Oxford or Ripon ?
Lovely old fella, always wore baggy light blue shorts in the tropics.
 

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Sailed on the ex City of Singapore,renamed United Mariner in 1975 at Glasgow
Spent twelve months tramping.They don't build them like that any more.good times.
 

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I see a lot of names below that I recognise!
I was Engineer Cadet to C/E from 1960 to 1972.
As far as I can remember my ships were;
Cities of Hull, Ripon, Worcester, Glasgow, Hereford, Poona, Gloucester, Newcastle, Cape Town, Durban, Exeter, Oxford, Colombo, Dundee, Winnipeg & ACT2.
I was ashore with Ellermans 'till 1978, Star offshore Services 'till 1986,
Hall Russell Shipyard 'till 1988 and United Marine Dredging 'till 2005 when I started working for myself. I still do the occasion bit if something really interesting comes along but that's not often the case now as all I seem to get offered is China, Russia or Azerbaijan and I've done more than enough of that!
Now living in North Devon but kept active with a piece of woodland nearby, a motorhome and grandchildren in Bideford, Stockport and Brighton.
Regards to you all, especially anyone who remembers me
Tim Gibbs
 

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Hi Robin
I sailed with you on Canterbury, I was the sparkie. We used to play backgammon most evenings in the bar.
Also with us on that trip was Tony Drury who has posted on this thread. He was 2/0. We had a month in Mauritius loading sugar, spent too much money up the road there!
 

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Whow name from the past - remember I was a cadet 9think it was C/O Montreal) on the coast and had the job of stencilling the web slings to stop them getting stolen. Was as daft as a brush and told him I had finished on a staurday and got another bundle. Think he was also famous for introducing the 'accro jacks' for cargo securing!!!!
 

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Hello I'm wondering if any one sailed on the city of York 1969-70 time when a Michael rogan from longbenton was lost at sea ? Did any one know him ? He was my mams brother

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Does anyone on the Ellerman site remember a third/second mate called Mike Duffin(or Dufton). he left Ellermans and joined Ben Line when the seven ships were sold to Ben. I think he came from around Cambridge but not sure .
I sailed with him around 1968. Would be interested to know where he is now. Many thanks Ian.
 

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Hello, I sailed as R/O on the "City of Kimberley" 1954/1955 to India.Two months alone in Calcutta.We had two Deck Cadets by name of Crewe (sp) and Graham Jooste ,both from South Africa.Anyone out there remember them??.Regards, Liam Moran
 

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Hello I'm wondering if any one sailed on the city of York 1969-70 time when a Michael rogan from longbenton was lost at sea ? Did any one know him ? He was my mams brother

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James Colman
Hello James
If my memory serves me right he was lost off Lorenzo Morgues Portuguese East Africa,If this is the case I was on the ship at the time.
Also at the time he was one of the engineers
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Dixie
 

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I was an Engineer Cadet at South Shields Marine Tech in 1968/9...then left the MN for a few years! I'm trying to contact Andy Browne (Ellerman's) or Pete Sylvester (B.I)...I haven't been able to contact them since then. Anyone know them? My email is: [email protected]
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Tim Deacon
 

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Hi all, I've seen a few names I recognise on here from my time with Ellermans from 1970 to 1980, cadet to second mate, before they decided they could do without me! Then went to Salvesens for four years before coming ashore. Ian Giddings
 
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