The Big Cockney was Charlie ??? He boasted the biggest Bar Bill In Brocks with 700 odd beers .Maipura carried 3 QMs and a Chippy. Murdo Mc Kay from Skye ; Willie Mac Kenzie (who was also the ships Barber) and a big Cockney chap ( whose name escapes me )with huge hands which almost always were concealing a can of beer !
In port they did gangway watches and at sea not very much unless we had heavey weather .
Arthur was indeed a true gentleman and I think I was with him on the Masirah about 1962. He insisted on making duck-canvas carriers for my sextant box and Pye radio. His mate was Dai James and I remember them with great fondness - they were philosopers and tutors and I wish I could relive those years and learn more from them.Arthur Rouse was thye name you were lookling for. Lovely man.