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H Andy, cant recall that night mind you it was a long time ago, you said that you worked down below, do you remember Eng- boilermaker by the name of Mick Wellings he was a great friend of mine, married a aussie girl and moved out to Adelaide in the late sixties Regards curly.B.
 

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Hi Andy, was on Orsova from1962 to 67 was bosuns Mate at that time ,What dept were you in, Tom Crean was the Bosun when i left regards Curly Beardwell
Tom Crean was bosun's mate when I was on Orsova, I think late '61 or early 62. The bosun was a Scot and I sailed with him 1960 when he was bosun on Orcades.
 

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hI Ferrandou, you are right the Bosuns name was Graham white was also with him, also was on Orcades from 1960 -- to 62 was deckman at the time Curly B.
 

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Would it be possible if somebody could post the picture of Orsova in Pago Pago because going back to post #1 there is no picture on my laptop.
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hI Ferrandou, you are right the Bosuns name was Graham white was also with him, also was on Orcades from 1960 -- to 62 was deckman at the time Curly B.
That's the man, I was sos on Orcades and he gave me job of asst. sailmaker. Great number. On Orsova I was in the "heavy gang" and in anchorage only ports I was cox. on motor launch (posh name for covered lifeboat) .
 

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H Andy, cant recall that night mind you it was a long time ago, you said that you worked down below, do you remember Eng- boilermaker by the name of Mick Wellings he was a great friend of mine, married a aussie girl and moved out to Adelaide in the late sixties Regards curly.B.
Hi Curly,i remember Mick Wellings well he was a good lad, i remember being in the Golden Dragon bar nightclub in Suva with him one time, and in Montys another time.
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was on the orsova and orcades in 62,as commie waiter on captains table,spilt soup in dame sybil thorndykes,actress/ lap head waiter banned me from restaurant for remainder of trip should never have gone ashore in kingston jamaica,the rest as they say is history,went into the galley and eventually became a chef,couple of ex crew mates jeff hand ,euan heng who is now an artist,/professor in australia
 

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Hi Andy67, thanks for your reply,thought you might have known mick, do you remember the donkeyman around about that time and he tried to commit suicide, i carried him down to the sick bay over me shoulder from the focastle to the after end, dont know what happend to him afterwards, but they patched him up ok ,also did you know joe shepperd and his mate little danny they was down below in them days regards curly B
 

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Hi Andy67, thanks for your reply,thought you might have known mick, do you remember the donkeyman around about that time and he tried to commit suicide, i carried him down to the sick bay over me shoulder from the focastle to the after end, dont know what happend to him afterwards, but they patched him up ok ,also did you know joe shepperd and his mate little danny they was down below in them days regards curly B
Hi Allen, i remember Joe Shepperd well, he was a guy you could never forget. i am not sure about Danny, but i remember the donkeyman his name was Keith and when he tried to top himself ,he went to my cabin and lay on the bottom bunk , there was blood every where. He was getting persecuted by a big yorkie greaser.I shared a cabin with big Charlie Shortridge he was a true gent,happy days.
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Hi Ferrandoh,Thanks for your post, what dates were you on Orcades and also the orsova,may have a couple of pics when i was on them,looking through the archives when found will send them over to you Regards Curly B.
 

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Hi Andy67, got your post ok do you remember a chap by the name of Gerard o-shea got married to a aussie lass and a few of us went to his wedding in Sydney in oct 66 have a pic of the wedding and i think their was a andy in the pic was it possible it was you also in the pic was a leccys mate, let me know and i will send you a copy over regards Curly B.
 

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Hi Andy67, got your post ok do you remember a chap by the name of Gerard o-shea got married to a aussie lass and a few of us went to his wedding in Sydney in oct 66 have a pic of the wedding and i think their was a andy in the pic was it possible it was you also in the pic was a leccys mate, let me know and i will send you a copy over regards Curly B.
I remember the lad but i was not at his wedding , you can send me the picture if you like. Do you remember Bob Wilson who was on the ships committee he was some guy on party nights.
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passenger of the orsova 1962

We boarded the Orsova in Fremantle December 18/1962 and arrived exactly one month
Later in Vancouver January 18/1963.
Christmas Day 1962 and New Years Day 1963 were so much fun.
Our waiter in Tourist Dining Room was Sandy Fleming. I actually
Have a picture with my sister, Mr Sandy, and myself taken in the dining room.
I also remember Gerald O’Shea very well. He worked on deck by the pool, and at the time it seemed to me like he was there for a good time. Have no picture of him, but would love to see one.
 

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Re Gerald Oshea

Hi Olga czanc, thank you or your Enquiry About Gerald, I remember Sandy fleming Have got a good picture of Gerald Oshea when he got married in Sydney if you send your E Mail to me i will Post one to you,it also shows afew more Lads that you may know.Regards Allen Beardwell Happy New Year to you.
 

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Received your pictures. The groups picture is
lovely. Thank you for pointing out which one you are.
How great to still have the wedding invitation.
 
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