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RMS ANDES built 1939 at Belfast for Royal Mail Line, 26,435tns served as troopship throughout ww2 went to the breakers in 1971.
seen here at anchorage in Freetown in 1968.
photo courtesy of P.W.Hobday.
 

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I was an sos (R802892)working on the foredeck launches with the baggage master "JOCK" in charge of both launches at that time.(1964) )
 

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I was an sos (R802892)working on the foredeck launches with the baggage master "JOCK" in charge of both launches at that time.(1964) )
I had the same Job with Jock from Dec 65 to Mar 66. I didn't mind the launch work, but humping all those trunks about was a pain.
 

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I had the same Job with Jock from Dec 65 to Mar 66. I didn't mind the launch work, but humping all those trunks about was a pain.
when i was first on the Andes Taff Evens was the bosun, Jock looked after the launches Topsy was boatman, Johnny Mayes was boatdeckman,( then bosun) Jim Shelley was" F "deck, Mike Ashley was" E " deck George Adams was lampy/storekeeper, I was A.B.
 

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I was on the Andes from June 1970 to Aug 1970, my time on her came to a sudden end when I was put ashore by pilot boat at Glengarrife Ireland suffering from gastro intestinal haemorrhaging, thanks to the quick diagnoses of the Dr on board, I made it, but only just, I went into a coma on arrival at the Bantry county Hospital where I remained for ten days and until I was strong enough to be transferred to a Hospital nearer my home.
You may wonder why I am writing all this, my time on the Andes remains hazy from the time we left Southampton and I wonder, if anyone on this site could fill in the gaps for me, It was the beginning of a Scandinavian cruise and I would like to know which ports we would have called in also the ports of the previous cruise which lasted three weeks, and most of all the name of the Dr.
many thanks Donald
 

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Johnny Mayes, Bosun when I was on her. There's a few other photo's in my gallery...
 

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Sorry a bit of a cheerful question, but I would very much like to know - does anyone remember/remember hearing about someone dying on board the Andes in June 1965?
 

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Thanks for that george, difficult for me to remember anything about the Andes, hope the Dr checks in someday,��
Donald
 

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Thanks for that DB, good photos from the Andes enjoyed the gallery,
Donald
Hello Guilman. Not sure if I can find details of your 1st Andes trip but the one you had to leave was as follows:
Soton-sailed 6/7/70; Old Head of Kinsale - cruise along Irish coast; Bantry Bay overnight anchor-6/7; Glengarriff 7/7; Bergen-10/7; Ytterdal & merok-11/7; Sognefjord-12/7; Copenhagen-14-15/7; Stockholm-17-19/7; Amstererdam-22-23/7; Soton-24/7.

Regular Doc was 'Tom'. Will see if I have his surname. Don't know if he was on that trip.
 

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Can anyone tell me, or is there a way of finding out the ports of call on a cruise Andes did which ended on about 9th June 1965? Thanks
 

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Aah thanks DWB, your dates match the little information i have of the trip, and I would have been sent ashore from Bantry bay, the Doctor's name would be a bonus thanks again.
Donald.
 

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Hello Chris, sorry I cannot help you there, I only joined Andes in April 1969 and don't have any contacts now who might know.
Dave
 

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Sorry a bit of a cheerful question, but I would very much like to know - does anyone remember/remember hearing about someone dying on board the Andes in June 1965?
A young person died in the officers pantry on G deck after playing deck cricket with a rope ball. As far as I remember he was struck on the chest and died almost immediately. We were on a short cruise from New York to Quebec and had to dock in Nova Scotia to remove the poor lad. He was I believe one of the director's son of the Royal mail line, but this was in 1958 and I was sixteen, now nearly 75. Happy and some not so happy days.
 
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