Oregis, Orelia, Oremina, Orepton, Oreridian & Oreosa. Sailed on four of these, b-----s in bad weather rolled like hell especially with a belly of Iron ore.
Maybe the same old man who only appeared after his first bottle of gin.Tonga said:Only sailed on the one - OREGIS - 1966/67. Going round North Cape and having the Captain turn the radar off during a blizzard (for no logical reason other than he had the key and was in charge) was "interesting".
Memories are fond of Port Talbot (well the local pubs and one crumy nightclub who's name alludes me).John Cassels said:Probably saw you in Santa Portalbot as sailed on most of the Denholm ore boats
in the 60's. Ah the joys of Margam Wharf.
Yes Baltic Wal, that's absolutely correct - the Seven Islands loading in 60 minutes was a thing to remember - amazing stuff. You needed a trip to Vitoria or Port Elizabeth after that one.Baltic Wal said:BISCO Submarines when on the Sept Isles run, only bridge and aft accomodation above water.
On the Rievaulx did 3 trips Glasgow Sept Isles, 20 hours in Glasgow then 1Hr 50 minutes loading at Sept Isles. Followed by a trip to Port Elizabeth, 2 weeks loading by hand. least we got a run ashore.
Where can I find Ships in Focus? I did one trip on the Iron Horse.Talk of Sept Isles and rolling has brought back memories which for 30 odd years had been lost in the deep subconscious. For good reason....DCMARINE said:Life history of All the B.I.S.C. ore carriers (The Iron Ladies) is given in Records 23, 24, & 25 0f Ships in Focus. Makes interesting reading.