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steve
3rd July 2009, 02:19 AM
looking for any one who sailed on La Estancia first run in1960 France, Algeria, Gyb, Recefe, Kobe, Borneo, Bunbury W. Oz. Steve.

bob evans
21st November 2009, 11:55 AM
hi steve,
just a quick line only just found this site was not on LA ESTANCIA at the date you were asing about
but was on last trip before she was sold finished up in hamburg before all payed off and sent home that was 11th may 1963

Doc Vernon
21st November 2009, 08:35 PM
Hi Bob
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!
Cheers


Note Well

If you would like to join in and have your Full name R Number and First Ship
Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
We need your names to get the New Flag full,so please do respond!
Thank you
Vernon (castleman)

Please go to following Link

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Or reply to me in person! Via Private Message Link above below I will pass on the info!


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Michael Gray
28th September 2010, 03:23 PM
Hi Steve,
My name is Mick Gray and I was App on the La Cordillera in 1960. Was the Old Man a Captain Hughes? I think he left the Cordilera for her.
Mick

Mick Filbee
6th December 2010, 10:36 AM
Good Morning Bob
,

Mick Filbee
6th December 2010, 11:56 AM
Good Morning Bob,
I have just joined this Website. I did the last trip on the La Estancia as EDH, We joined
her in Avonmouth we then went up the Great Lakes to load for the Far East, back to Dakar-Senegal,
Then to Capetown to load grain for China, On to Western Aussie, Bunbury,& Albany and loaded grain for
Hamburg. I think the trip was about 9/ 10 Months, I think she was sold to the Bulgarians then when we
paid off.
We must have both been on that ship at the same time, Some good runs ashore,Not a bad trip.
What did you sail as Bob? I dont that you were on deck, It is a long time ago.
I was also on the La Colina and Sierra, Buries was not a bad outfit as far as tramping companies go
and I was in a few.
I am just doing the odd relieving jobs at present through Clydemarine agency on
mainly trailer suction Dredgers, The last job was about 2 months ago down in Lisbon on the UKD
BLUEFIN.
Anyway Bob, keep in touch .
My Regards,
Mick Filbee.



































































Then down to Capetown loaded grain for China, On to Western Aussie, Bunbury,& Albany and loaded

Malcolm Grace
7th December 2010, 07:13 PM
Hi steve..dont know if u remeber me..I joined the ship direct from Boulevard Nautical School i think I was fust about sixteen..I was Junior Cadet..met rest of crew at Dock St then flew out Dan Air to Toulon..I think we arrived back in UK many months later (Avonmouth)..am now retired but been around a bit since then...

happy daze john in oz
8th December 2010, 05:51 AM
Hi steve..dont know if u remeber me..I joined the ship direct from Boulevard Nautical School i think I was fust about sixteen..I was Junior Cadet..met rest of crew at Dock St then flew out Dan Air to Toulon..I think we arrived back in UK many months later (Avonmouth)..am now retired but been around a bit since then...

G'day malcolm and welcome. If you have a list of your ships and maybe some dates why not list them on site. That way you may well get to haer from some who knew you then. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.

steve
31st December 2010, 09:37 PM
hi malcolm were you on her 1960 at phillipville and one of the cadets instructed to guard an escaping legionaire. if so i may remember you. be good to hear from you. steve

Doc Vernon
24th February 2011, 06:15 PM
Hi Mick
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,a good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back grab a Tinny,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time! Have a happy stay!

Cheers


Vernon (castleman)