Was the Chief Engineer Marnoch Thompson?SCOTHEDE said:I did two trips on the Eastgate as 4th engineer and left her in Singapore just before she sailed on her last trip to Hongkong. If I remember correctly she collided with another ship whilst entering Hongkong harbour and caught fire but did not sink. When the fire was out the engineers were able to return to her, start up the boilers and discharge the cargo from the undamaged tanks. Turnbull Scott then sold her.
The WSS did a better history by H S Appleyard, covers ships and histories up to 1978 with a lot of photo'sSam,Re.turnbull scott.There is a good history of this company in"Travels of the Tramps" Vol.3 by Norman Middlemiss with 7 photos.IBSN 1 871128 080.May be out of print now though was published 1992. Pierhead jumper.
No this was not me I don't think I ever attended the Redgate - it is likely to have been Walter Swan or Don Gavin or if of a later date Eddie Green.A Turnbull Scott superintendent flew out to Tunis where the Redgate (?) was undergoing storm damage repairs. Would this have been you by any chance ?. I was on the Salvesen managed Virgilia. Along with the master of Redgate ? I was treated to dinner in the Tunis Hotel by the this super, as I had been in a position to render some minor agency help. The exact year unknown, probably early seventies.