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    SHIPS NAME AND SERVICE RECORD

    Full Name
    James D Fleming
    Discharge Book Number
    R 668311
    Department
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    Your Rank/Rating
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    Which Ships were you on and When
    ss Crofter 1957. 1959. 1969.
    mv Arbitrator 1958. 1965.
    mv Governor 1958. 1959. 1961.
    mv Plainsman 1959. 1960.
    mv Biographer 1960.
    mv Herdsman 1960.
    mv Author 1960.1961.1969.
    mv Custodian 1962.1963.
    mv Journalist 1963. 1967.
    mv Defender 1964. 1965. 1966. 1971.
    mv Novelist 1965. 1966. 1970.
    mv Tactician 1966. 1967. 1971.
    mv Administrator 1967.
    mv Factor 1967. 1968.
    mv Explorer 1969
    mv Inventor 1970
    mv Diplomat 1971
    Notes:
    Joined March 1957 and left Dec 1971
    Last edited by Mike Hall; 14th March 2019 at 05:06 PM.

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    Hello James D
    Welcome to the site an d thanks for entering your details,nice to have new blood on here
    Hope that you enjoy what we have to offer so sit back relax and Browse around
    Cheers
    Senior Member and Friend of this Website

    R697530

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    #1... welcome James and hope you find what you seek here. When I look at cVs like yours it always makes me feel sad. When I see the 14 years you put in mostly into the one company . I hope your reasons for leaving the sea were not forced on you by the circumstances of the day and you left for a better life.i saw too many good men forced into retirement through no fault of their own and in most cases any redundancy money was very small. Most are too proud to say why they really left and fall back on the new marriage as an excuse. Anyhow as others will say welcome to the site.cheers JWS.

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    Welcome to the site James. Did you ever come across Jerry Whitehead in your travels with Harrison's.?

    Regards.......Alec Sheldon.

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    Welcome James, a lot of water gone under the bridge since those days.
    So grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy the banter.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
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    Yes, at one time we were friends who used to meet up regularly. I went to his wedding in Newport. We lost touch and I only found out recently from this site that he had died.
    I was with Harrison line from 1957 to 1971.
    Regards James Fleming

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    Thanks for that. It was my forthcoming marraige why I left the Merchant Navy plus Harrison Line were going into container ships which I did not like the idea of.
    I have many happy memories of my time at sea.
    Regards James

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    Hi James.
    Welcome and hope you enjoy whats on offer.
    Did two trips on the Harperley in 52, Capt J Wharton, down the west coast of Africa for iron ore for Rotterdam, nearly sunk by the Queen Mary in thick fog in the channel.

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    I was on quite a few of Harrisons all ways good crowd never sailed on one that was not a happy ship. Good happy crowed on Deck and all departments got on well together.
    Historian. 1955.
    MV. Barrister 64
    MV Diplomat. 65
    Tactician . 65
    M.V. Author. 65
    M.V. Defender 65
    Anatolian. 66
    Journalist. 66.
    Explorer 66.
    Did 3 trips on Explorer. Did two trips on a few of them. Had great time on all of them. Do it all again if I had the chance.

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    Hello James

    Gerry Whitehead was a great pal of mine. We knew each other from our time in Harrisons and remained in close contact until, sadly, he passed away.
    I was at his wedding to Jackie in Newport, so we must have known each other, were you known as Jimmy Fleming?
    I joined Harrisons in October 61 and left late 71
    I have checked my record of ships and it appears that we sailed on many of the same ships but never at the same time
    All the best
    John

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