Hello Alan Sailed on the Hubson Firth 3rd eng. 1957/60 RalphgHi
Anyone here sailed with this company? I have not seen any reference to it on SN but most mariners I have spoken to, know it. In particular, did anyone sail on "Hudson Deep" back in the 60's
Hi Ivor,I sailed as R/O on Hudson Strait and Dagenham
Anyone sail with Capt James Gibbons DSC
HI Ralph just joined tonight while browsing web. you and I sailed on the Hudson Firth together I was the R/O after O'Shaughnessy left. C/E Vernon Parker, 2/E Robert Bridges were the engineers. It was my first ship as a solo R/O and I thought I was a way for 5 weeks I think we came back 8 months later. Nice to see your name here. The Chief Steward was an Ex Canadian Bootlegger for which we were all grateful!! .Sailed as 3rd Eng with Capt. Crosby and Chief Officer Uminski on the Hubson Firth 1957/60 Both these Officers were well respected by all Eng/Room staff, Especially when we were in near fatal collision with RMS Loch Ryon off start point in 1957 ending up in Hull dry dock having new bow fitted and unexpected leave.
My Dad Jim (Jimmy) Young sailed as an electrician on many of those vessels named above in the 70's, did you know him?I sailed on the Light 68/9 the Trader(tanker)70,Venture 71,Varangfjell 74/5,Friendship 75/6,Bel Hudson 76,Venture again76,Garrison Point 77,then I left to go to other companies. It was a good company to be with, sorry it is no longer, remember a few names:- Uminski,Tommy Hall, Alex Slesser, Tommy Bainbridge, Aldo Swarfini ?, Brian Mosely,Sherrif Chester,Derrek Willey, Joe Davison,Sammy the cook, is anybody out there still alive.
That's her Alan always was a well run ship by Cpt. Gibbons and jack Cunningham Ch/o. Bill forrester 1956/60I remember HUDSON DEEP in Newcastle NSW in 1961/2 when I was an apprentice in the RIVER MURRUMBIDGEE.
From memory she was well kept with a black? hull, red funnel with black top and a large white H on each side of the funnel.