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    Anybody from the crew on here from January 1970 we did coastal Europe before heading to Madagascar, reunion ,Lorenzo marques,
    As skipper committed suicide in the straights of Madagascar we then went to Goa before heading home ,I was a 1st trip deck boy my knickname on there was Noggin given that name by Harry Cutbush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Brinn View Post
    Anybody from the crew on here from January 1970 we did coastal Europe before heading to Madagascar, reunion ,Lorenzo marques,
    As skipper committed suicide in the straights of Madagascar we then went to Goa before heading home ,I was a 1st trip deck boy my knickname on there was Noggin given that name by Harry Cutbush
    Do you know a guy named David Wood? I know he went to those places, just donít know exactly when cause he talks a lot about his days on the ships. He was with the British Merchant Navy from 65-73. Iím looking for dadís old shipmates cause heís turning 70 and I have some bday surprises for yams would like to try and get in touch with old pals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Brinn View Post
    Anybody from the crew on here from January 1970 we did coastal Europe before heading to Madagascar, reunion ,Lorenzo marques,
    As skipper committed suicide in the straights of Madagascar we then went to Goa before heading home ,I was a 1st trip deck boy my knickname on there was Noggin given that name by Harry Cutbush
    She was a very good ship when i was on her in 67-68 for about 7 months, with good cabins, food and a great crew.
    Carrying supplies for Armed forces in Persian gulf [ lots of alcohol ] and only did about 7 ports with only 1 with a dock berth-the rest was boats to shore when we were allowed. Fantastic time despite drawbacks due to young and crazy crew.
    She was a nice ship for a first tripper.

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    I was an apprentice on an earlier "Trewidden" (Hain SS Co.) which I joined in Cardiff 21/08/1952 fresh out of sea school ("King Ted's"). We sailed in ballast to the US of A and did four consecutive trips loaded with coal for ports in Holland and Germany. We dry-docked in Bremerhaven for 24 hours which gave us the chance to go into town. I can recollect it being gloomier in the dark than in Britain - we must have knocked them about a bit. The Master was Capt L.J. White. I completed my apprenticeship with voyages on the "Treglisson" (3 trips), "Tremorvah" (2 trips), "Tregothnan" (2 trips). In Hains the 3 apprentices were worked like the sailors. We were attached to the Mates watch 4 to 8 where we steered and kept lookout. Breakfast 8/9 and then most days worked with the crew 9/12. However we did get overtime for this - 6 pence per hour. I still have the book recording my hours worked. Gerald Crease (R581527).

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    Graham, I think the Trevaylor which I was in around the same era was her sister ship, Those Hains boats where proper trampers all right and always a mixed crew you had to know your stuff to work the deck of one of them I got to some great ports aboard her around the Mexican Gulf and the Bahamas 7 knots at best but they where happy ships and in those days I used to look at the destination of deck cargo we loaded and some places I had visited some I hadn't very happy days indeed Terry.
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