I was R/O on HUMBOLDT/GYFR with you on her maiden voyage from La Ciotat.I was there as well
I was an apprentice on the Clerk Maxwell, during and after building. Then as Third and Second Mate on the Avogadro, Joule and Humboldt. Such good times, such a good employer.
Captain Woolcott then Capt Edmondson, Mate Jack Leask, 2nd mate Dave Gazzard then Mawer, Apprentices Tony Smith and Stew Third. I was devastated to learn of his death in the River Plate disaster.
C/E Mitchell then Rowlands.
That 8 month trip was one of my happiest times at sea - superb colleagues all of you.
I was annoyed to be relieved just before Christmas '68 and flown home from Bs As.
Capt Edmundson and C/E Rowlands got me horrendously drunk a couple of nights before I left.
We were playing Scrabble and they were topping up my Coke can with Bacardi while I was not looking!
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