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Chanquinola

My first ship,sailed on my 16th b'day out of Garston Dec/10/58.
Tiko/Fernando Po/Dakar for bunkers/Oslo/ Göteborg & Southampton.
Severn voyages all told ,paying off Aug/26/59 at Avonmouth. (Fly)
The skipper a chap named Purvess.
 

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Ian Haldane said:
DMA,
Is that Tiko in the middle?
Yes Ian thats Tiko. (Thumb)
'Chanquinola' at the time [58/59] carried a Lamptrimer name of 'Snowy Thompson'[ Garston area i think ]
he was very good at making things out of canvas ,carry/alls,duffle/bags & the like all with fancy rope work,i used to have a knife & spike he made with turks heads & other fancy rope work on the handle,sheath was leather with wire stitching,some tea leaf :mad: pinched them when i was hospitalized when on one of Harrisons.
 

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Served as junior R/O for two trips on the Changuinola, (1963) Garston to Tiko (Cameroons). Chief R/O T.P.Jones from Shropshire. A lovely ship with happy memories of number tens, good food, football matches in sweltering heat and the tiny port of Tiko up in the jungle.
 

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Did my new "sparkes" 6 months on Changuinola 1960-61. T.P.Jones (Shropshire) Ch. R/O. Capt Cruickshank Skipper - (Judo trainer) What happened to apprentices -Davy and Francis I wonder?. Happy days !
Hi Frank I was 3rd Mate on the "Changuinola" March thru Sept 1961.
Remember T.P.Jones very well...real gentleman
 

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Changuinola

Found some old pictures, thumbnails really..been unable to find the negatives, hence poor quality. Maybe someone will recognise themselves, we had a bit of a bash as I was leaving to get married.
The other one is the mate and sparky at Tiko
 

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Patrick Byrne. Stoker.

Did anyone remember a Patrick Byrne? He was a stoker on board the Changuinola during November 16th 1962 through to December 12th 1962? Im trying to trace anyone that may have knew him as Im looking to piece together as much of his life as possible.

Kindest regards.
 
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