Hello Roger,Hi George I was one of the last eng app with Hain SS Sailed on Trefusis Tremeddow and then Atherstone before transfering to Blue Star
Aye George, the "Tre" prefix to the vesel's names comes from the Cornish word Tre, which means "land" or "of the land"Do anyone remember P&Os tramp outfit?The "tre" ships,mostly named after Cornish villages and towns.I sailed as 4th, 3rd &laterly,contract 2nd eng with them.I thought they were one of the best I sailed with. G Mac
September '62, master of "Trelissick", was Capt Whitaker, Known as Windy Willie when foggy or Cyclone Bill when it was blowing! We ran out of fuel and food on that trip, picked up a tow in force 8 off Japan, then the wind started to blow! gen. av, 4kts astern for two or three days. The C/O was Richard Bonney, ex Conway, C/E was Peter Russel Cook, almost a full Barry crowd, including the cook. 8 month 12 days and 17 hours, was asked if I would like to transfer to Trident Tankers, which I politely declined, as there was NO way I was going to sea with them if the, "Trelissick", was the prime example of the P&O fleet!(EEK)Was meant to sail on Trefusis on my first trip in late 1961 but broke my collar bone and got the Trelevan with Capt Bill Boyd, Ch Officer John Armstrong instead. Cant remember many other names Capt Donald Pemberthy, who died earlier this year, Capt Horace ? was on the Trecarne, Capt Billy Whitaker on Duhallow also Capt Lennox, he and Penberthy two of the finest Masters I ever sailed under.