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    I was the C/steward maiden voyage

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    joined the rogue river 29/12/52 Swansea 16 years old beck boy fuel oil for freemantel back to mena then uk grahamjones a swanseaboy

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    Hi Graham.
    I sailed out of Swansea from 52 to 56 mainly but a few cargo boats to Canada, left for NZ in 57. from Garden Village.
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    Swansea is so much different today, love the local area esp, the Gower.

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    hi des remember the pool by the sailers home could have seen you there maybe live in killay me right by the gower got hitched she said me or the sea then done 33years bp queens dock graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    Hi AJ
    Was` on the Scout 51 Fern 51 Navigator 52 Piper 53 Captain 53 Guardian 4 trips54 Builder 56.
    All good ships except the Builder 12 months of hell.
    Cheers Des
    Was this the original British Scout. Captain “ Holy Joe Johnson”?

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    Hello denis--my eldest son was concieved on the british triumph--my wife was 1 month when we left
    for deep sea and my son was one month old when i got home
    skipper sent a telegram--our greatest british triumph--1961--62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Young View Post
    Hello denis--my eldest son was concieved on the british triumph--my wife was 1 month when we left
    for deep sea and my son was one month old when i got home
    skipper sent a telegram--our greatest british triumph--1961--62
    You could say home and away for that.
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    Hi Bob
    Sorry I'm late answering only just saw your post. The Skippers name as far as I can make out is W G Deverous or something like that, when I was on her.
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    Hi I was on the B Fame from nov 62 till may 63 as 2nd stwd Captain Marchant I believe was in command and we got caught in the terrible weather in the north sea.

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