Are there any old Paddy Henderson loons out there ? I was a cadet on the Salween, in 1960, Kumba and Kabala in 60 to 62, on the 'coast' run, then double header to USA on Kabala. Paid off with broken back in Glasgow ne'er to return.
Anyone remember, Leathart, mate on Kumba, Grassick, Skipper, Jumbo Laird, 2nd mate, 'Jim Crowe' extra 3rd......... Wully Weir, fiver eng. Davey Wishart, Chief Steward, 'Rufus' the Sparky ?, cadets Brookes and Ted Smith,(Mista Smit ' and my poor self, Pete Ballan. The chippy was Davy Goulbourne, a cheerful scouser, cabin down by the galley door and exit to the alleyway, which caused him sleep deprivation from the jabbering outside.
On Salween, there was Patrick the Burmese cadet, 'Chic' Murray the senior cadet who had hairy legs ! Skipper was Capt.Marsh, an aloof God who was never seen by us mere mortals. 'Salween' was a lady of the sea, and left the Uganda for dead after Suez one night !
1st mate was Harry Toms, a person one could take a comfortable dislike to in an instant.