I sailed on the ***berland and our Motorman (Bill Buckland ?) came to us from the Hertford when she was sold. He had served on Hertford for I think over fifteen years.
I always remember the amount of mail he used to get, apparently his wife wrote every day.
Great ships, hard graft and even harder play. Dark crew bar with only a small skylight providing a gothic ambience (especially when painted matt black!)
Hororata was not an 'H' Boat to the best of my knowledge.
I sailed aboard her JOS.Captian Dell(Ding Dong Dell)It was early sixties(have to dig out the old discharge book)Sailed from London/Aussie/Tasmania and back to London.(Fruit run)bloody apples,still can't stand cooked apples!!!!!!! The first job we had working by in London was chipping that Radar mast.It was february and freezing!!!!!!!!!!
I sailed on the Hertford as 7th Engineer from March 1961 to June 1961 and then stood by in Falmouth dry dock. Roger Dell was Master (Very nice man) and Claude Shepherd was Chief Engineer (No comment) a very interesting voyage.