I sailed on her from April 1977 joined her at Sheerness, went down to Kiwi.flyer682 said:A couple more photos from 1979. Her last ever call to Timaru NZ in February/March of that year. She arrived direct from Mukalla and sailed onwards to Napier, Auckland, Cyprus, Piraeus, Malta and Avonmouth.
I was on her at that time your name rings a bell I joined as d.b the year before Was Frank Butler the bosunJoined this ship as a lowly deck boy straight from sea school in KGV Dock, London. At the time she was the Port Line Commodre's ship and I sailed on her from UK-Australia-NZ-UK from December 1967 to April 1968. Not a very happy ship for me I am afraid, only too glad to leave her on arrival back at Royal Docks, London. Have some photos of her during voyage but no scanner, sorry.
came across this web site by chance how mad i was on that trip was only 17 did i get hammered in antwerp wasnt used to stellaSailed on the Nicholson around 1978 and had my best trip at sea. Joined her in antwerp after we had been left in a hotel for 5 days on expenses with the normal result! Frank Butler paid out the expenses toa lot of shaky hands!
Sailed for St John, NB, with a cargo of tractors in november and ran into a force 10 in the Atlantic. Some of tractors broke free and we ended up with a good load of scrap!
Ended up in St John for a couple of months as we were loading spuds for Algeria and the wharfies wouldn't work as the temperature was too cold!