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    Wink ships sailed on

    i sailed on the athel chief and athel viscount.cheers. alf
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    Default ships sailed on

    I was on the Scottish Musician (first ship) and also the Athelcrown (last british ship) Cheers!

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    Smile Athelking

    I sailed on the Athelking.

    The voyage was Shellhaven, Punta Cardon (Bunkers) Maracaibo, Rotterdam, Mena Al Ahmadi, Eastham.

    For my pains, I receved a double DR for being late on board at Rotterdam (well before sailing time), my excuse being that I stayed the night at my girlfriends.

    The good captain wrote to my parents having found the letter on the mantlepiece when I got home. What he did not realise was that my father was a sailor too.

    All ended well, I got a bit of a lecture at the Shipping Federation office at Tilbury and went back to sea again.

    Michael

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    Default Athel

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    Hi Alf.
    Don't know if I told you, my brother was on the Athel Chief I have a faded photo on the Gallery.It was taken Oct 31st 1944 in Bari Italy.
    Cheers Des
    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 24th November 2009 at 01:31 AM.

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    Thumbs up Athel Line

    I sailed on two Athel Tankers and enjoyed the runs as we were carrying molasses not oil,so longer in port and better ports too. Cuba, USA and the like.

    First was ATHELCREST Nov 1952 to Apr 1953. I was A/Stwd
    Second was ATHELVISCOUNT Jan 1954 to Aprl 1954 again as A/Stwd
    Both these were real old ships pre war. When I tried to get photos there was another more modern Athelviscount
    Anyone on them at that time ?

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    Default athell photos

    hello r396040. if you go to this website www.benjidog.co.uk click on allen collection it will give you the athell line there you will find photos hope this helps. happy sailing ken foster

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    Athel Chief 09-04-1960 / 29-06-1960

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    Thumbs up thomas

    I sailed on the Athelmere in 67/68.Forever breaking down;got to know and love Cuba though.Ozzy,Frank &Timothy Alphonso Smith were very good friends.Got an early promo(A.S.)Pool tried to rescind it,fortunately the Old Man sent a supportive letter. (wonderin' how many grankids you got Ozzy)?Harry

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    hi des. i'm not that old mate!. try 48. good trips though. cheers. alf
    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 24th November 2009 at 01:31 AM.
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    Default Geoff Bartlett. AB

    Did last two trips on Athelmere. Final one to Faslane for scrap.
    Cuba good run ashore. No subs. Only aftershave!
    Cement mixer in focsle head. Cement blocks all over the deck sealing steam pipes.

    Previous trip just limped back to Avonmouth, dragged anchor in Bristol channel, hit quay on way in. What a nightmare.

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