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Hello,

My name is James Campbell and I first went to sea as Radio Officer
on the Shell Tanker MARISA/GXFH (1972)
Did a few trips with Bankline MEADOWBANK and ended up in the RFA.
Came ashore and worked as Radio Officer WICK RADIO , NITON RADIO
and PORTISHEAD RADIO.
Have been a Ship Radio Surveyor for last Twenty Years.
 

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I used to be the Radio Officer on the MEADOWBANK late 1972 - 1973 I think.
Sailed Rotterdam to Australia then Papua New Guinea, San Francisco,
Rotterdam.
Did a few round trips.

James Campbell
 

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Welcome to the site James, hopefully you'll have some photos to post
 

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Someone else who sailed on Meadowbank and ended up in the RFA!

"Meadow" was the first and last Bank Boat that I ever set foot on; the first time as a cadet in 1978 when she was in Baileys dry dock in Barry (with a cracked stern shaft) and the second time when we brought her out of lay-up at Blackwater in 1982.

Back in 2004 I started the arduous task of tracking down plans and photos in order that my father could build a model of the ship. Thanks to the wonderful people at Reederei Roth in Hamburg (managing the ship in her guise as Pro Atlantica) we came into possession of a large number of plans and photographs. I am now the VERY proud owner of a model that weighs in at just under six feet in length and a wonderful testimony to all that was superb about British shipbuilding. I have some nice Bank Line photographs; when I can work out how to reproduce colour slides I'll happily share them.
 

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My husband (David Baker) and I were married on the "Meadowbank" in Melbourne in 1975. Dave was then Chief Officer, so as you can imagine, the Meadowbank holds a lot of wonderful memories for us.
 

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Hello cootaspice
I sailed on the Meadowbank with Davy Baker as captain, on the voyage that he Retired, It was a brilliant trip.Didnt he go off to be a pilot somewhere??
In those days I was 4th engineer. Great memories indeed.
 

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Cootaspice _ I was there and had the honour of being asked to help point he guests in the right direction. My first trip to sea , white uniform straight out of the packet - for the previous eight weeks I seemed to be dressed in a boiler suit that went from white - to yellow - to mucky grey as David kept me busy in a series of deep tanks. I have fond memories of the return trip via San Francisco and some great food at Fishermans Wharf. Best wishes to you both. _ I still enjoy the odd glass of Glenfiddich.
 
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