I signed on as a cadet on the Santos Star in Belfast just after she was lengthened - February '64. On way to BA and the typhoid scare in UK meant we then started a regular run from BA to Genoa in Italy. Must have been profitable as we always returned to BA light. Mind you we were cleaning hatches and boiling meat hooks all the way back ready for next load. Some happy memories of Both BA (Dock Sud) and Genoa(Thumb)yes both lenghtened,sold to an italian co.i think the santos star was the raeburn?
That's right - and there were plenty of "ovies" to be had! Can't remember the name of the other cadet, but I remember the 1st mate's name was Gathercoal or Gathercole.I heard ther were only seven AB's and the two cadets were the other two watch keepers in both ships,good for cadets overtime no doubt. Two shillings and fourpence (about eleven pence) an hour when I was a cadet.
Hi FreebeeI joined her in BA (cadet), having sailed from the Hamburg on the Ulster Star, eventually signing off in Genoa with the long train ride home. (29/4/64-14/7/64)
Was just thinking about those meat hooks and bilges after I posted - and disinfecting hatches with some lethal mix (was it formaldehyde?)You can never forget having to boil the hooks, fetching them out of the hatch to boil them in 50 gallon drums with the old steam line. What about cleaning the bilges out?
Look back about 6 or 7 posting in this thread. I have put a link to a photo of her in BSL colours after extension.Has anyone come across a photo of her in her BSL livery after she was extended, the only one I have seen is in her Italian colours, as the Calagaribaldi.