I joined Limassol 4/77 left 9/77 in Alexandria with Capt Hutch and sue smith deck gadgetGreat ship had some fantastic times on her - In the great lakes and also down the east coast of South America We must have been on board at the same time Stuart Joined Varna 15.7.77 left in New Orleans 2.2.78 I was that mad 4th Eng
Stopped in the Bay of Bengal - we had just left Chittagong, and were told by HO to stop for the weekend and await orders. We were swimming in the sea, a thousand miles from the nearest landfall.The Upwey Grange not under command, awaiting orders, Indian Ocean. Built 1976 15,903gt
It is amazing the coincidence that occur in commerce and when the cargo is not ready and the otherwise "ready in all respects ship" has to wait, the number of times this coincides that the “authorities” discovering a B A rat so that time does not count, is almost unbelievable; but it is of course entirely correct and merely a freak of timing, and to suggest otherwise would be a dreadful mistake and wholly without foundation..On arrival East London, the authorities said that the ship was infested with vermin, Only time I saw everyone ashore at the same time..
Dates don't seem to tie up but I am fairly sure I worked with you. I was on the Upwey, late 79 I think, sailing Casablanca - Duluth - somewhere in Europe - Superior - Rotterdam. I remember a mad 4th name of Chris who, I think had a Wartburg. Was your 3rd Paul something? I think the Chief may have been Ellis Mason.
I was the engineer cadet hung up on Doris the desk cadet, think her real name was Karen Williams.
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I am that Mad 4th - seem to remember you made me a sound to light box that we rigged up to the bar stereo using cargo light clusters
Anyone else remember
Hello Tonga,Interesting ships and I use the word in a diplomatic way... Not the finest example of Brtish Shipbuilding at its best. I had the dubious honour of fixing Upwey Grange on her maiden voyage. The only thing I remember clearly was that she was not an EXACT sister to the Lynton Grange, in as much as one safely navigated under a bridge in the St Lawrence, but a month or so later, the same Master took the "exact" sister ship under the same bridge on the same draft and wow.... no radar scanner after the event! An easy mistake to make.