Hi Alex I sailed with Nevasa from 1957 to 1960 and I remember Reggie Bond well and his parrot could be quite an embarressment with its wolf whistleI sailed on the Nevasa/GPQV as 3rd sparks , Master was Captain Reggie Bond and his parrot, on her maiden voyage bound for Singapore but due the sudden closure of the Suez canal we only went as far a Famagusta.
This pic taken by me aged 13 alongside at Lisbon circa june 67.
the ship sailed from Sunderland for Corunna,Tangier,Lisbon,and Zeebrugge.thence back to Sunderland, I wished to go to sea ,my Mother sent me on the cruise to see if id like it!!!
Jon i have to ask is that h.m.s. Worcester on your profile i was in her in 1957 as a galley boy if it is her and you where in her it must have been at the end of her time all the best. . . did that one in '72. Medi cruise: flew to Venice. Sailed to Piraeus, Alexandrai, Heraklion and then on to Naples, from where we flew home. Fantastic taster, although I still didn't really know then that I would go to sea for a career just two years later . . .
As i said Jon i was only realy a spud basher on the Worcester but it was a way for an under age boy to get away to sea best wishes .Hi Durango, yes I was indeed on Worcester right at the end of her time. There are many lads on this site who were also on her - quite a few probably at the same time as you.
All the best