Looking at old communications and came across your name.Alan Simpson was one I believe.
Just joined this and am just browsing..was in nzsco 1952-1960.Engineer on haparangi..nottingham..rakaia..rangitoto..hororata.,dorset.
Fair selection of Vessels Ian. I was on the Paparoa in the late fifties.After an apprentiship with Thos & Jno Brocklebanks I went to NZS as it looked like a good move with the Indian trade getting more and more locked out by flag preferance.
Cornwall March 1963 to January 1965
Dorset Coasting July 1965
Paparoa August 1965 to January 1966
Coasting Otaio and Hororata and various in port only jobs 1966 April to 1966 September
Huntingdon 1966 September to 1967 February
Somerset 1967 April to 1968 February
Hertford 1968 May to 1968 September
Surrey Coasting 1969 February/March
Manapouri 1969 March to 1969 June
After that over to OCL and from there down hill