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    Dave,

    I am now 69 but was a cadet with Trinder Anderson for three and a half years only from age 16 to 19 on the Galway, Armagh and Australind and well remember painting, "holystoning" wooden decks, watches on the bridge, a force 11 storm off New Zealand, a Maori nurse in Auckland etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Maeer View Post
    I was 2nd Mate on the L imerick during the Strike in Liverpool. Happiest ship I was ever on, probably because of Capt John Blake
    Derek Maeer
    Hi Derek
    We sailed together on the ANTRIM Sept 1964 to Feb 1965.
    We loaded on east coast US,then Aussie and back to Manchester.
    You were 3rd mate,and I was Jun Engr.
    Capt.H Jones was Master,J Holder Mate,Mike Storr 2nd mate.Jim Bathgate was Chief Eng.
    Stayed on Antrim until Aug 1996,then went to study for 2nd cert.
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    At the back end of 1971 I was in Montreal on the Port New Plymouth,and I think a ship sounding very much
    like Australind was berthed nearby loadind,I think grain or wheat for Indonisia,would that be likely?.

    A few of us went abord for a visit and she seemed seemed pretty sparten,a long time ago now,but happydays.

    Len Mazza,R621945

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    HI, just read your post about the Hungry Goose Line.My late Brother sailed as Carpenter on the Armadale in the early 50s,his name was Harry James,in case anybody out there remembers him.He also sailed with Elder Dempster and Brocklebank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fearnley View Post
    Hi Dave
    I didn't know that.
    My first ship was Galway which was part of Trinder Andersons Avenue Fleet. I heard that it was lengthened (maybe at Harlands in Belfast) & one half capsized during the process

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    Hi John,

    The Galway was lengthened at Smiths Dock,North Shields in March/April 1967.I was the standby Engineer.
    It was the Ajana that had the problem at Harlands in Belfast in 65/66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Lewer View Post
    Hi John,

    The Galway was lengthened at Smiths Dock,North Shields in March/April 1967.I was the standby Engineer.
    It was the Ajana that had the problem at Harlands in Belfast in 65/66.

    Cheers
    Dirk
    Hi Dirk

    Then you may have known my father Ivan "Paddy" Cloherty (R96096) he was bosun on the "Galway" from 02.07.1966 until 17.07.1969, then joined the "Araluen" 30.08.1969 until 05.11.1971

    Yep he did like a drink, but from reports given by master and Mate was a good bosun both for ship and crew

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    Ivan

    My first ship as a cadet was the Araluen from31 Mar 1967 to 20th Aug 1969 where we paid off in Hull.

    I seem to remember that we had a bosun from Dublin but cannot remember his name as he kept on about the lower rate of tax he was paying compared to the rest of crew and he also enjoyed a drink. If I remember rightly he was a small stocky chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Culligan View Post
    Ivan

    My first ship as a cadet was the Araluen from31 Mar 1967 to 20th Aug 1969 where we paid off in Hull.

    I seem to remember that we had a bosun from Dublin but cannot remember his name as he kept on about the lower rate of tax he was paying compared to the rest of crew and he also enjoyed a drink. If I remember rightly he was a small stocky chap.
    Hi Richard

    Dad joined the "Araluen" on 8th August 1969 in Hull, he was from Galway and 5' 10" fairly slim but muscular, was always complaining about his high tax, well to us at home when I saw him when our paths crossed, a rare event with us both being at sea. Cannot read the master's signature, it looks like Mullaney, but most were a scrawl, became that when signing off 50 - 60 crew members I suppose

    Thanks for the above,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Lewer View Post
    Hi John,

    The Galway was lengthened at Smiths Dock,North Shields in March/April 1967.I was the standby Engineer.
    It was the Ajana that had the problem at Harlands in Belfast in 65/66.

    Cheers
    Dirk
    Hi Dirk,

    It was the Araluen which had the forward section topple in H & W drydock Belfast. I was bosun on her after Ivan's father. She had a kink in her where the extension was joined.
    Bob Hollis

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