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    Default T. S. Dolphin

    Morning Steve

    Just picked up on your correspondence with reference to the Dolphin in Leith. I was on the deck-boy course on- her late 64 into 65. I had great memories of her and enjoyed the rowing and sculling in the nearby dock, also remembera breeches-buoy transfer from her over to HMS Killiecrankie, which was moored on the opposite side of the dock. I was in the Mech for nearly five years, sailing with Blue Star, Ben Line, Shell, C.E.G.B., and Hains. Good days, bad days, I'd do it all over again. It would be great to have a reunion with other ex-Dolphin inmates, especially on the same period, but as they say up here, "Wha's like us. damn few an' they're a' deid".

    Brian Beattie (R809717)

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    Hi Steve,
    I attended Dolphin (Catering) 1951/52
    Frank
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    Does anyone remember angus scott from edinburgh, whom was on the ts dolphin either in 1955 or 56? Please help

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    I have just been on the link to the T/S Dolphin site and browsing through the photos I came across more than a few "kent faces" including my cousin Peter Tulloch and others I was at school with. There is a Ben Line site which also has some photos of Dolphin cadets.


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    Try this site, www.allatsea.cx

    Sorry Steve i never noticed you had this link in your first post
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    Thumbs up TS Dolphin Days

    Hi I was at the Dolphin on the deckboy course from 10 sep 63 to 14 dec 63 i was allowed to leave two days early the 12th dec to join my first ship the Benloyal in London.I was known as Kirkie while on board and have great memories of my time there.I would love to hear from anyone who was on her at the same time as me.I did keep in touch with Billy Allan fae Aberdeen for many years but i have lost all contact with him for 10 years or so now.I did about 4 years at sea came ashore & got married in 1968 & still hanging on in there,happy days Davy Kirke Thomson fae Saltcoats.

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    G'day Davy and welcome tot he site. If you care to list your ships with some dates you may well hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Thumbs down T.s. Dolphin leith 9.1.62/13.4.62.

    .hi there steve,
    i've just recently came onto the web and am still finding my way about. i was delighted to find this site and a lot of memories came flooding back to me.
    the above dates was the"Deck Boy" course that i attended at the "DOLPHIN" but to be honest,i can't recollect your face or name.
    i do have an old photograph of the lads on my watch,but have mislaid it and am turning my house upside down looking for it.
    i came ashore in 1964 due to domestic problems in my family so my time at sea was short but very sweet.
    i always wanted to go back, but it was not to be.
    i still stay in edinburgh and have been a cab driver for 33 years...still traveling, but not as far.
    when i was at the "DOLPHIN" i won the first prize for top marks for the year and was given the "DOLPHIN" medal and 5 from the "BEN LINE".
    these were posted to my home as i was allowed to leave a week early as i had secured a job with SHAW SAVILLE and joined my first ship in Liverpool on the 9thApril and my first trip was to Aus./N.Z.
    i don't want you to think i'm boasting,but i thought it might stir your memory,i still have the medal and i also have the "DOLPHIN" lapel badge.....the blue Dolphin on a silver background,as well as my life saving medallions earned at the "Vicky Baths" Leith. i remember one of the guys was Dutch, and his name i think was Bodie?, he was a big guy and we all called him Cheyenne, at the baths no one could keep up with him.
    i also remember we did an inflatable life raft demo one evening in the baths for a group of people.hope i haven't prattled on too much and bored you but i haven't spoke to anyone about the "DOLPHIN" for years.
    i'll get some photos organized and send them on.
    my very best wishes,

    graham murray, R769988.

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    Graham

    Good to see your posting and I am sure we were both on the TS Dolphin January to April 1962 and I can remember faces but not too many names. Did you live just off Leith Walk? Because I do remember spending Saturday morning with a local lad and cant remember any names. Where did you live?

    Control and Click the following link as your Discharge number is just in front of mine and have a look at the names to see if it brings back any memories.

    Click Here

    I see you were you deck, I was catering

    Keep in touch

    Best Regards Steve R770014
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    I was in the catering course Dec 59-March 60.Still remember Capt Tait, Sutherland,Flockhart and Lines.Johansen the Norwiegen Cook,and "Shooders",the 2nd Cook.Did anyone ever learn his real name?
    A few names I remember,Big Pat Smith from Tranent,He should have been a Donkeyman.John Sillers from Saltcoats,and the only Northern Islanders I can remember,George Costie from Orkney and Wee Christie Fraser from Shetland,who just wanted "to go to the Pukters" at every oppertunity.

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