I sailed on this ship on it's maiden voyage in Jan. '61 with a brand new Masters Cert. as 2nd Mate. What a work up. Chart Folios to no. and label. Cargo Plan files to commence, but I wouldn't have missed it for quids. Grifmar
Hi Phil if you are there ... Bob Griffin (Cadet!!)I sailed on this ship on it's maiden voyage in Jan. '61 with a brand new Masters Cert. as 2nd Mate. What a work up. Chart Folios to no. and label. Cargo Plan files to commence, but I wouldn't have missed it for quids. Grifmar
I was in touch with Roger Wooding last week as two other old shipmates came here for lunch last weekend. He is retired in OzI sailed as supernumerary 3/0 in Icenic in 1970? NZ to UK, was rejoining the main fleet after a period in the Crusader service in CARNATIC.
The ICENIC was a very clean ship, well maintained, Master was Capt.Connolly, a survivor of the WW2 Malta convoys, had a sextant presented to him from the famed tanker OHIO. C/O was Rodger Wooding.
Originally Posted by BobGrif View PostOn Voy 2 Brian Agnew was a Supernumerary!! The Master was Frank Charnley on his last trip (+wife), with Dave Johnston as Ch Mate .. followed by my namesake as 2/O!!
Don't recall Frank Charnley said much to me other than 'eh Cadet', or what does 'Miraflores' mean as we went through the first Pacific lock on the Panama Canal!! (It's amusing how some things stick in your mind after all these years!!). Thanks to Phil G (pull up a bollard and have a sherbert) for getting us there and back home!!
Thereafter, Voy 3, Master was John Stobbs RD (excellent man although many differ) (Applause). and then I was off to 'Gothic' and became a 'passenger ship man' .
Hello gadgee, only just joined the SN site though I knew it existed. Your post here jumped out of the page at me as I was on this same voyage as Junior Engineer, but more significantly the ship arrived in the Thames on or about the 15/16th Aug to anchor due to a dockers strike. Problem was I was due to get married on the 26th and there was no info as to when the ship would dock. As it happened we did dock on Tuesday the 22nd Aug (after leaving the anchor on the bottom in the river as I recall, bit worrying as we used to immobilise the engine during the day to do routine maintenance) so I did get to the church on time. Best regards, Peter.My first SS&A ship at 3rd Mate. Joined in Feb 72 at Royal Albert Docks London. We discharged NZ cargo there and also Belfast, Glasgow and Liverpool. Loaded for outward in Liverpool then via Capetown to 4 Oz ports then across to NZ with Oz cargo for Wellington and Auckland. Discharged then loaded usual NZ products - lamb, butter, cheese, wool etc. Sailed 6th July 72 for Durban where we put in with engine trouble, then Tema in Ghana where we discharged tons of milk powder. Arrived in London 22nd Aug 1972.
Remember getting excited that we may go NZ to Ghana via Cape Horn, but the Old Man, Ray Marshall decided we would go via the Cape! (*))