My first Captain was Ossie Brown, he came with a reputation second to none. Once I saw him standing on a box to see over the dodger he held no further fear. I did get on well with him and that was the only ship where I was up to date with my corry course due to, on a sunday having to report to him our progress .Forresbank 63/64 The outstanding old man was CB Davies learned loads from him mostly how to handle and treat people, crew or officers.I know, I know, that certain Masters pop up from time to time when discussing other threads but I appeal to SN supporters to begin placing their comments about individuals they have sailed with in this one new thread. Even if you've made comments before, why not repeat them here where they will all be in the one place?
Some of the comments I've seen refer to Captains Beavis, Niblock, Palmer, Donald, Parsons, WW Davies, Sturgess, Stewart, Campbell and Simpson... I am sure there have been others over the years!
This would be a good time to collect all these observations and allow for follow-ups but in the one thread. In the beginning, I am asking you to repeat yourself but as time goes on some interesting comments, pro and con, and bound to appear. Please, however, no libel! But the truth can't be actionable!
If this thread gets going, I will suggest a separate site for Chief Engineers.
Hi MikeRowanbank: Les Steers
Avonbank: Austin Hall
Marabank: DJR Davies
Lossiebank: Les Thorne
Weirbank: John Sturgess (10 out of 10)
Willowbank: John Lowans
Gowanbank: George Scott (one flew over....No1) relieved by Don Carmichael
Moraybankominic Martin (enigmatic)
Meadowbank: Ellis Rees (8 out of 10)
Ivybank: George Scott (again)
Shirrabank: Geoff Thornhill (one flew over.....No 2)
Riverbank (1980): Pat Grist
Ruddbank: Elis Rees
Troutbank: Name escapes me - lived East Anglia, married a lot.
Riverbank (1983): Healy Martin (nice chap)
With exception of George Scott and Geoff Thornhill I'd sign on with them all again.
Sorry Roger....I was never on Marabank,, & was R/O on Clydebank where our 2/O was Mike Shankey (from Dublin).Hi Mike
I just found this website and registered.
I think I was deck cadet when you were 2/O on the Marabank with Dai Davies?.
How's things and what you up to?