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    Best Second Steward was on the Stirling Castle Terry Fairbrother!
    Gave me and my Bro extra OT and was always a help if needed!
    He was one of a Kind! Wish there were more like him .
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    The Chief Stewards on all ships were always on the fiddle. Buy the cheapest , sign for the best , splitting the difference between themselves and the chandler.

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    I sailed with some who probably were not , and made sure we were all well looked after ,and some that did dodgy deals that disadvantaged us all , On Asian crewed ships I think some of the weights were drilled lighter on some ships ,for weighing out the daily ration
    Rob Page R855150 - British & Commonwealth Shipping ( 1965 - 1973 ) Gulf Oil -( 1973 - 1975 ) Sealink ( 1975 - 1986 )

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    Same with the bond Rob , cartons of cigarettes and bottles of spirits disappearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis the fly View Post
    Same with the bond Rob , cartons of cigarettes and bottles of spirits disappearing.
    ####cough cough ...hic hic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis the fly View Post
    The Chief Stewards on all ships were always on the fiddle. Buy the cheapest , sign for the best , splitting the difference between themselves and the chandler.
    ##wanst bothered what the chief steward did i always ate better at sea than i could have at home......mind a few bosuns etc didnt do bad..... every fence gate and inside doors in our street was BTC funnel green and to be fair i never minded the old mans bond ..ciggies and beers ...how could i stock or purchase at 3 cans a night or my ciggies on a long run from the tyne to oz or kiwi ........never bite the hand what feeds you........ or jealousy gets you nowhere are good motto to live by......and what about company counterpanes at home ...they are still selling them in shields market.....no complaints here...lol....cappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis the fly View Post
    The Chief Stewards on all ships were always on the fiddle. Buy the cheapest , sign for the best , splitting the difference between themselves and the chandler.
    Louis possibly all the ships that you sailed on had Chief Stewards like that. ( Which I doubt) To accuse all Chief Stewards of the same crime 'THIEVING' is a very sweeping statement. I as an ex Chief Steward and probably other ex Chief Stewards on this site resent being tarred with the same brush.

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    In my 20 plus years at sea I only ever sailed with one bad chief steward , whilst I was with Clan Line from the mid 1960's the feeding rate was 13/8 per man per day Asian crew I believe were half of that . Breakfast was juice , cereal a fish course a very hearty for breakfast toast butter and jam . Lunch was soup fish curry entree cold meats and desserts dinner was very similar so I would suggest that the get that down to the allocated price for man you had to be pretty good I'm pretty sharp at what you did . Gulf oil had a higher feeding rate than that and most of the time the food was absolutely excellent with a weekly steak until we got one particular chief steward and he and the Cook hated each other from day one The Cooks Theory was he bought cheap inferior ingredients and expected the Cook to take the flak where the food was rubbish . Which sea link the food was pretty good and when we went on the super deluxe cross channel service in 1985 the food was out of this world brilliant . So I would say but I have sailed with more good chief stewards then with bad ones but the bad one left a very bad taste at the end of the trip
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    All this talk of food, Dinner Menu from SA VAAL
    Vic

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    This is what I saw over many years and with many different shipping companies.If is was not true I would not say it.If the truth upsets some people so be it.

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