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Brian Charles Williams
13th October 2016, 10:41 AM
What Captains do you think was the most memorable ?....this is coming from a lowly Ast.Stwd. of course.

For me it has to be Bill Bayley.....his Sunday`s inspections and boat drills were always a dread.

As a first tripper (g/boy) he had the bosun one day strap me into a Patterson stretcher covered my face in (he said) was anti radiation cream and had me hauled up into the air ! very off putting for a 16 year old. As stern as he was several trips later in NZ he got me out of a tight spot with the local constabulary ,but that`s another story ! Brian W.

Frederick Lacey
14th October 2016, 11:01 AM
Hi Roger, When were you on the Victor ? I was on her for her 2nd and 3rd voyage (2 trips) between March 1950 and March 1951
was more or less a newey ship after being converted back from HMS "Nairana". Skipper was E Lawrey.. Had a Swimming Pool on deck..Great. F.

Frederick Lacey
19th October 2016, 03:14 PM
Hi Roger, thought this would be of interest, they certainly made a good job converting that into the PORT VICTOR.

HMS Nairana (D 05) of the Royal Navy - British Escort Carrier of the Nairana class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net (http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3297.html)

Ivan Cloherty
19th October 2016, 10:14 PM
Was in Wellington in January 1956 moored near the Port Victor, an old school chum was a cadet on her, that was the last time I physically saw him, but did speak with him last year, 59 years later, I was on 'Salinas' in 1956

happy daze john in oz
20th October 2016, 05:01 AM
Port Line and City line ships always had a good look about them, they were real looking ships.